RWTH Certificate Course – Chief Sustainability Manager

The transformation of shaping sustainability

Sustainability in operations and supply chains works on several levers to reduce the energy and material waste used.

In this practical Chief Sustainability Manager training you will learn to find the levers that can be found in all operational fields of action in manufacturing companies, such as the provision of resources, production processes, product use and disposal.

Recent regulations such as the Supply Chain Act and the Carbon Border Protection Mechanism are increasing the pressure on companies to act quickly and comply with the regulations by 2025 at the latest.

Study format:
Certificate Course
5 Days
November 4 - 8, 2024 in Munich
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (60 Hrs. Workload)
Course fees:
3,780 € "Further Education" Promotion until 31/05/2024 (regular price: 4,200€) incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival & departure
RWTH Professional Certificate
English / German

Contents of the Training

Overcome the dichotomy between profitability and sustainability by learning how to systematically prioritize your key sustainability levers. We guide you to professional sustainability management to meet growing awareness and sustainability regulations.

Day 1 | Basics of Sustainability

Day 2 | Sustainable Production

Day 3 | Sustainable Energy Systems

Day 4 | Circular Economy

Day 5 | Sustainability Strategy and Exam

Develop new skills and gain industry-specific knowledge

  • Understand approaches and priorities of sustainability for operations and supply chains
  • Introduction to new technology drivers and solutions for the various fields of action
  • Derivation and development of necessary skills in defined fields of action of sustainibility
  • Guide to building a comprehensive and customized roadmap that economically leverages the most promising and achievable levers
  • Best Practices from industrial practice

Professional Lead & Lecturers of the Chief Sustainability Manager

Vita of the Professional Lead

Vitae of the Lecturers

Teaching Institutes & Partner

The Innovation Center on the RWTH Aachen Campus offers further education in the field of technology and innovation management to find optimized solutions for their challenges. A "world of experience" is being created in collaboration with partners from the TIME Research Area, Fraunhofer IPT, WZL of RWTH Aachen, and KEX Knowledge Exchange AG, allowing industry's future planners and decision-makers to experience the process from the initial development idea to the manufacture of products ready for series production. The fundamental concept is precisely tailored to the projects, potentials, and interests of companies.

Participation Requirements & Target Group

The Chief Sustainability Manager is aimed at sustainability managers, specialists and executives from technology-oriented companies. Following areas are of particular interest:

  • research & development
  • technology & innovation management
  • strategy & production

The number of participants is limited to 20 persons in order to ensure an efficient knowledge transfer in the dialog between the participants and lecturers is guaranteed.

Course Overview

5 Days | 3,780 € (exempted from sales tax)
incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival and departure

  • Target audience: Sustainability Managers, Specialists and Executives from tech.-oriented industries
  • RWTH Professional Certificate
  • 5% Alumni Discount

Why take the Course Chief Sustainability Manager at the RWTH International Academy?

  • Imparting practice-relevant and applicable knowledge in Sustainability
  • Identify white spots in your sustainability strategy and to structure, evaluate and proritize the multitude of sustainability activities
  • Reference to current problems of companies from practice
  • Projection of what you have learned to your own professional field or your own company
  • Learn from best practice examples from industry as well as through the interdisciplinary exchange of experience in the network

RWTH Aachen Professional Certificate & Digital Badge

You will receive an officially recognized Professional Certificate "Chief Sustainability Manager" from RWTH Aachen University. The achievements can be credited to other certified courses or further studies, as they are marked with the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) and contribute fundamentally to your professional development. In addition, you will receive the certificate as a verified digital badge protected and authenticated by the blockchain, which will specifically strengthen your professional portfolio through its unlimited visibility, security and flexibility.

In-house Opportunities

Our in-house training offers a wide range of academic and professional skills tailored to your company's specific challenges and goals. We work closely with you to develop a customized training, compiled from proven teaching methods and the expertise of our qualified lecturers to ensure optimal learning outcomes for your professional development.

Would one of our courses also be of interest to your entire team/company? Contact us: Our team for your team! We will be happy to advise you on the possibility of an in-house course. Give us a call or send us an email – we will tailor your further training to your needs!

Funding Options

If you live/work in Germany, there are a number of government funding opportunities for your continuing education. Financial and time support is offered, for example the

  • individual federal states
    (e.g. through Bildungsscheck or QualiCheck)
  • education premium
  • educational leave
Grant application

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