Although in Kosovo pharmaceutical manufacturing is very small with only one local producer, worldwide this industry is considered one of the largest users of human, economic and natural resources. For a pharmaceutical company to grow and successfully compete in the industry not only in the country but regionally and internationally, the company must show a strong commitment to sustainable development through the use of innovative approaches to manufacturing processes starting from production, design and waste management and implementing new and what is considered a cleaner technology designed to protect the environment.
A group of students will be assigned the role of business consultants that specialise in sustainable management and development. Their main task is to identify industries and markets where there are opportunities for growth. However, the home corporate made it clear that they will only consider investing in companies that show readiness to start making significant strides in embracing and integrating societal and environmental sustainability.
During this project students along with the course lecturer will have the opportunity to visit the company and gain first-hand information from the selected staff from various departments.
Based on the collected data from the interviewed staff and from the observed on-site activities, students will analyse the information related to sustainable development to prepare a report for the company. Students will also be encouraged to consult the country's current legal framework on waste management, as well as conduct some further research on its greatest environmental issues. The final report should also include recommendations to the company.