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Commission assurance statement on final London 2012 sustainability report

December 12, 2012

London 2012 has published their final report concerning the sustainability of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Commission has provided an assurance statement which is contained in the report, and can be read in full …

Commission publishes Post-Games Report

November 14, 2012

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 has published its in-depth review into whether the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games truly delivered the promised levels of sustainability. The post-Games report, entitled London 2012 – From Vision …

Commission statement on allegations of excessive food waste

September 13, 2012

On 31st August 2012 the Commission received allegations from BBC London News that catering staff were being asked to throw away excessive quantities of food immediately after cooking at the athletes catering facility at Royal Holloway village, …

Commission interim statement on alleged non-compliance with London 2012 waste policies by caterer ARAMARK Limited

September 6, 2012

The Commission has been informed of allegations concerning waste performance at Royal Holloway, the London 2012 village for athletes performing at Eton Dorney. The allegations were brought to the Commission’s attention by BBC London, which has broadcast what …

Commission launches updated video telling story of its work

August 3, 2012

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 has launched a new video telling the story of its work and including testimony of how this ground-breaking model can be applied to other major projects and the benefits it can …

Commission welcomes ‘One Planet’ ambitions for the Games

July 19, 2012

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 today welcomed the views of BioRegional and WWF on the progress of the London 2012 Games in meeting its sustainability objectives. The report, entitled Towards a One Planet Olympics Revisited, highlights …

Commission statement on energy conservation and management at Games-time

July 10, 2012

The Commission is now confident that LOCOG is on track to meet its commitment to achieving 20% carbon reduction related to Games-time energy use. LOCOG’s original target was that 20% of Games-time electricity would come from new local …

Commission statement on London 2012 certification to ISO 20121 and achievement of Global Reporting Initiative level A

July 3, 2012

In September 2011, LOCOG became the first Games Organising Committee to be certified to the British Standard specification for a sustainability management system for events (BS 8901). The Commission is delighted to now be able to congratulate …

Commission Statement on LOCOG action re Labour Standards

June 26, 2012

In January and February 2012, the Playfair Campaign and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) reported a number of workers’ rights infringements in two Chinese factories which make London 2012 merchandise. In response, LOCOG instructed an independent party …

Rio +20

Sustainable future Games? Let’s start with the planet first

June 25, 2012

Last week, the two ends of the Earth could not have been further apart, metaphorically at least. For a long moment, the world’s eyes turned towards the Rio +20 Earth Summit to witness what most hoped would result in a concrete agreement …


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