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Statement in response to article in The Sun (19 January 2012)

January 19, 2012

Statement in response to article in The Sun (19 January 2012) on alleged breaches of LOCOG’s Sustainable Sourcing Code in relation to Olympic and Paralympic merchandise. The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 is seriously concerned about …

Commission full response to Tessa Jowell MP

December 6, 2011

The Commission has conducted a review of LOCOG’s procurement of the stadium wrap and the selection of Dow Chemical as the wrap supplier. During the review, the Commission received a letter from The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell MP …

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Commission statement on the Active Travel Programme

December 1, 2011

The London 2012 Active Travel Programme was launched by LOCOG in October 2011. The Commission is pleased to see a comprehensive set of walking and cycling routes available for Londoners and visitors to use in the lead up …

Commission responds to letter from Tessa Jowell MP

November 22, 2011

The Commission today received a letter from the Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell MP requesting information about the Commission’s work in respect of Dow Chemical Company and it’s sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Stadium …

Commission interim statement on wrap sponsor

November 17, 2011

The Commission is aware that a number of stakeholders, including Amnesty International and the Labour Friends of India, have voiced concerns regarding the IOC worldwide partner Dow Chemical and its involvement in the 2012 Games. The Commission’s …

Commission statement on use of Tasmanian timber

November 11, 2011

Recent claims have suggested that timber products sourced from virgin old-growth Tasmanian hardwood forests are being used in the construction of the Team USA basketball training venue at the University of East London. The training venue is to …

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Commission publishes sustainability review of London 2012 merchandise

October 11, 2011

The Commission has published a snapshot review of the sustainability of London 2012 merchandise. The review, titled Sustainably Sourced?, examines the work done by LOCOG to implement sustainable merchandising policies, in line with the overall commitment to host the …

Commission statement on BP Target Neutral carbon offset scheme

September 30, 2011

We made it clear in our carbon report that we expect London 2012 to focus their efforts primarily on delivering leading edge solutions to reduce carbon emissions and sharing the knowledge acquired to create a “multiplier effect” by …

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BP Target Neutral seeks world record in carbon offset

BP Target Neutral has announced that all London 2012 ticketholders from across the world will be invited to attempt the setting of a new world record for the most number of people offsetting their travel carbon to a single event. …

Accessibility: an inclusive Games, a better legacy?

September 8, 2011

Introduction by Shaun McCarthy (Chair) Today is International Paralympics Day, and tomorrow, the London 2012 Paralympics tickets go on sale. The perfect time then to talk about accessibility at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Commission sees …


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