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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Environmental Management Systems - M837001
Title: Environmentální manažerské systémy
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 10 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Rančák Jan doc. Ing. CSc.
Incompatibility : N437017
Interchangeability : N437036
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The aim of the course is to provide students with basic information about the importance of environmental care, a contemporary view of sustainable development and to acquaint them with the basic approaches of environmental management systems (EMS) and its application in companies. The main subject of interest will be the interpretation of the requirements of the ISO 14 001 standard, the differences in the implementation of the standard compared to the EMAS program will be clarified, and the requirements of the ISO 50001 standard, which deals with energy management systems. Last but not least, the interpretation will touch on some current directions in environmental care and their applications at the corporate level, such as the circular economy, renewable energy sources, Smart Energy, voluntary sustainability reporting standards - GRI, etc.
Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)
Aim of the course -

Students will understand and orient themselves:

  • in contemporary perspectives on environmental protection, including sustainable development
  • in the role of the OECD, UN, EU towards environmental care and activities
  • in key terms of the environmental management system
  • in the sources of valid eco-legislation
  • in the links of EMS to corporate quality management systems (QMS) and occupational safety

Students will be able to

  • assess and argue the importance of the impact of industrial, construction, transport, agricultural enterprises on the environment and their impact on business success
  • to present knowledge about current approaches in environmental care at the company level
  • to participate in the work of a team that deals with the implementation or maintenance of the environmental management system in the sense of the ISO 14001 standard, resp. EMAS
  • after completing a short-term (usually a daily audit course), perform the function of an internal auditor focused on the examination of the established corporate EMS in the spirit of the ISO 14000 standard.
Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)
Literature -


  • Standard(ČSN, EN) ISO 14 001 – Environmental management system
  • EU Regulation - EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme), 1836/93/ č. 761/2001/ no. 1221/2009
  • European Green Deal EU
  • Current OSN and OECD documents focused on environmental issues


  • VEBER, J. a kol.: Management kvality, environmentu a bezpečnosti práce, Management Press, druhé aktualizované vydání, Praha 2010, ISBN 978-80-7261-210-9
  • Standard ISO 50001 - Energy Management
  • Hawken, P., Lovins.A., & L., H.: Přírodní kapitalismus: Jak se rodí další průmyslová revoluce, Mladá fronta 2003, ISBN 80-204-1078-3
  • Weizsäcker, E.U., Lovins.A., & L., H.: Faktor vier. Doppelter Wohlstand - halbierter Naturverbrauch, Droemer, München
  • Sheldon, Ch., Yoxon, M.: Installing Environmental Management Systems: A Step-By Step Guide, Earthcan Ltd., Revised Edition, 2002, ISBN: 13 987-1853838682
  • Current materials of the Ministry of the Environment: legislation, reports on the progress of sustainable development in the Czech Republic, plans, etc.

Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)
Learning resources -

A set of presentations with comments, which will be stored on eDisk, access codes will be communicated to students in the first lesson of the course

Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)
Syllabus -
  • Environment, environmental protection: concept, history, theoretical and institutional approaches (Factor four, Natural capitalism)
  • Activities of the OSN, OECD, EU: Sustainable Development, New Green Deal: history, content, practical consequences
  • Mandatory and voluntary instruments aimed at environmental protection: legislative instruments (overview, sources), normative recommendations ISO 14 001 and EMAS: differences and coherence of both managerial environmental approaches (statistics)
  • ISO 14 000 standards, the principles of their implementation, certification, integration with quality management systems in the sense of ISO 9001 standards and occupational safety and health systems ISO 45001, or and energy management systems in the sense of ISO 50001 standards.
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 requirements into company practice - definition of the subject of implementation, context, the role of senior management
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 requirements into company practice - documented information (documentation and records)
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 requirements into company practice - planning (risk identification, legal requirements, environmental goals, programs
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 requirements into company practice - human resources (structure and responsibility, training and awareness), communication
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 requirements into company practice - operation management, emergency preparedness and response - monitoring and measurement, nonconformities, adverse events, corrective and preventive measures
  • Implementation of ISO 14001 requirements into company practice - internal audits, external controls, management review
  • Key legislative requirements aimed at environmental protection - waste legislation, water protection, air, hazardous substances management
  • Circular economics
  • Current trends in corporate approaches to environmental protection
  • Examples from practice
Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)
Registration requirements -

basics of management

Last update: Švecová Lenka (08.02.2021)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.1 2
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.6 17
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.7 20
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.6 17
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 20
Defense of an individual project 10
Examination test 50
Oral examination 20