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.Download Syllabus
- 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.