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.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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.

Next start date: 15 April 2024