546-0401/09 – Environmental Management (EM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge rendered after completion of the course: Do the themes of which have been prepared outline of the subject. Students will learn about developments in the macro environment, learn about the policy instruments of environmental protection, as well as tools to promote sustainable development. Skills rendered after completion of the course: An informed discussion, knowledge of state environmental context and the economy.

Teaching methods

Project work


The subject is introducing fundamentals and methods of environmental care management in company (as voluntary regulations). There are different access to environmental management and their relationship. Main attention is focused on sustainable development, global scenarios and their use, ecoefectivity, product policy, environmental risk and healthy risk, environmental computer science (informatics).

Compulsory literature:

MADU, Ch. N. Environmental Planning and Management, Imperial College Press, 2007. ISBN: 9781860947988

Recommended literature:

SARKAR D., R. DATTA, A. MUKHERJEE a R. HANNIGAN. An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management. John Wiley & Sons, 2015. ISBN 978-1118744406

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

active participation of students in seminars, discussion to the presented topics The course is completed by a combined (oral, written) exam


Other requirements

For every seminar hour compulsory part is a presentation of seminar work. There is requested ability of students to present the chosen topics in PowerPoint and defend her/his opinion in discussion.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Environmental management - discussion of different approaches, their economic impacts 2. Waste minimization, cleaner production. Definition, description of evaluation of cleaner production possibilities. Methodology of implementation in the company. Benefits of cleaner production projects for the environment and the company's economy. IPPC - principles, implementation, best available technologies (BAT), reference lists BAT - BREF, Czech legislation. 3. Environmental audits (EA) - definitions, regulations. Types of EA, common features and differences, description of the procedure, participants, team formation, auditors - qualification requirements, internal and external audits - differences, method of using the results 4. Product life cycle assessment (LCA) - definition, methodology, benefits, use, standards ISO 14040, 14044. 5. Environmental labeling. National environmental labeling program, European labeling. 6. Environmental management systems. Implementation of EMS according to ISO 14001 - environmental policy, goals and target values, environmental programs, staff training, EMS audit, management review of the system, participation of consultants, teamwork, project management. EMS certification - conditions, possibilities, reasons, costs. Accreditation of certification bodies. 7. EMAS - differences from ISO 14001, verification, qualification requirements for environmental verifiers. Registration of EMAS verified, responsible authority. 8. Links to other management systems (quality, safety and hygiene, risk assessment), integrated management system. 9. Environmental profile indicators, ISO 14031, eco-efficiency. 10. Environmental reporting, CSR 11. The role of risk assessment in environmental protection, environmental impacts of industrial accidents 12. Environmental management of the territory (city, region), environmental part of Local Agenda 21, indicators of sustainable development - meaning, selection, use 13. Information technology in environmental protection - ways of use. 14. Access to environmental information, Aarhus Agreement, public participation, Czech legislation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: For every seminar hour compulsory part is a presentation of seminar work. There is requested ability of students to present the chosen topics in PowerPoint and defend her/his opinion in discussion.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry OPK K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry OPK P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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