Introduction to Standards and Sustainability

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

International Trade Center

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Length
Two weeks
Effort
About 4 hours
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
13 July 2020

Course summary

This course introduces participants to the concepts of standards and sustainability, focusing on voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and the various ways in which enterprises can approach them.

About this course

This course introduces participants to the concepts of standards and sustainability, focusing on voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and the various ways in which enterprises can approach them. Looking at the advantages of sustainability from a business perspective, the course analyses the benefits and costs for enterprises to become certified to VSS, stressing the fact that certification involves taking part in an ongoing process and not just making a one-time commitment.

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Learning objectives

  • Identify the roles of standards and sustainability in business, particularly with regards to international trade;
  • Grasp the various characteristics of VSS relevant to enterprises, such as geographic, product and sustainability scopes; and
  • Assess the different costs and benefits involved in becoming certified to a VSS.