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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 …

Video interview: Shaun McCarthy on the Games, legacy, and corporate ethics

Shaun McCarthy talks about the Commission’s final Annual Review before London 2012 is upon us; looking at issues like litter and rubbish, energy conservation, and food on the Olympic Park. Shaun also examines the issue of ethical …

Breaking the tape

Commission publishes Pre-Games Report

June 19, 2012

The Commission has today published its final review before the Games. Entitled Breaking the tape, the Annual Review 2011, assures progress on sustainability across the London 2012 Programme with a focus on how the Games experience will …

Commission statement on mining supply chain for London 2012 medals

June 15, 2012

In November 2010, the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 called for LOCOG to ‘demonstrate how they will ensure that the flowers and medals can be used as symbols of sustainability at Games-time’. The Commission recognises the …

Berries

Commission statement on food pricing at the Games

June 1, 2012

The Food Vision for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games committed to ensuring that the catering will ‘enhance everyone’s experience of the Games by celebrating the great diversity and quality of British food, and delivering it …


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