The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 was established in 2007 to assure the sustainability of the London 2012 programme. The Commission monitors the work of the organisations delivering the Games to check that they have appropriate sustainability plans and objectives in place and that they are meeting these objectives. The Commission also acts as a ‘critical friend’ providing advice on request to the delivery bodies.
The Commission has a remit across the UK as there are London 2012 venues across the country.
The Commission’s budget and funding arrangements for 2011–13 were approved by the funding partners in February 2011. The Commission’s budget is administered by the GLA. From 2011–13, we are funded by the following organisations: ODA (30%), GLA – TfL (10%), GLA – LDA (10%), GOE (20%), and LOCOG (30%). The Commission has been funded as follows: 2011-12 £353,249 and 2012-13 £404,044. The Commission is hosted by the GLA and is based at City Hall but operates as an independent commission in accordance with its Terms of Reference.
The Commission’s Terms of Reference establish it until 31 March 2014. However the Olympic Board decided in conjunction with the last funding round to bring forward the closure of the Commission to March 2013. Post-Games the Commission will oversee the sustainability of the transition of the Olympic Park for legacy use.
The Commissioners and Co-opted Experts for the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 are not paid. The role of a Commissioner or Co-opted Expert is voluntary although reasonable expenses are covered.
The Chair of the Commission is paid an honorarium of £530.60 per day (less such amounts as the GLA is legally obliged to deduct by way of tax and national insurance), up to 130 days in any rolling 12 month period.
The Secretariat of the Commission are paid members of staff employed by the Greater London Authority. No bonuses are paid.
If you would like to arrange a meeting with the Commission, please email and clearly state why you would like to meet. We will reply to let you know if it is something we can help with.
There are several organisations involved in delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games:
- Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), responsible for building the Olympic and Paralympic venues and infrastructure
- London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), responsible for staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012
- Government Olympic Executive (GOE), the government department with overall responsibility for the Games, and other government departments and bodies
- Greater London Authority (GLA), responsible for ensuring London is ready for the Games and keeps running during Games-time, other members of the GLA Group such as Transport for London also have a role
- Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), responsible for management and development of the Olympic Park after the Games.
The best way to contact London 2012 is via their website: www.london2012.com You can also call their switchboard: 0203 2012 000
The Commission is not involved in the procurement of any goods or services for London 2012, nor does it recommend goods or services to London 2012. To find out more about supplying to London 2012 please use the links below:
You can find much more information from London 2012 about opportunities at this link: http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/business-network/index.php
London 2012 has a timetable of future opportunities at this link: http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/business-network/future-opportunities.php
London 2012 also hold general information sessions around the UK on how to compete for London 2012 contracts, this is the link: http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/upcoming-events/index.php
They also hold specific industry days and if you contact them directly, they should be able to tell you if they are planning a relevant day.
London 2012 also use an electronic brokerage service – CompeteFor and more information about this can be found at https://www.competefor.com/business/login.jsp
The London 2012 website is up to date with all the most recent information on London 2012’s plans and processes, this includes information on the ticketing strategy and how to volunteer for the Games.
After the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the Olympic Park will be transformed for legacy and will be handed over to the control of the Olympic Park Legacy Company. The Commission will continue until March 2013 to oversee the sustainability of the transformation for legacy.
The Commission’s Annual Reviews provide an overview of the roles and performance of the bodies delivering the Games and the progress made against the London 2012 five key sustainability themes: Climate Change, Waste, Biodiversity, Inclusion and Health.
The Annual Reviews are comprehensive. The Commission also produces Thematic Reviews on certain topics such as Waste or Carbon. All the Commission’s reviews are available on this website, on the Publications page.
The key London 2012 sustainability commitments can be found in the London 2012 Sustainability Plan (PDF)
All reports published by the Commission are available on this website, on the Publications page. Most of our reports are only available online. Hard copies of our Annual Reviews are available – please email if you would like a hard copy of an Annual Review.
This will depend on the nature and topic of your research. For PhD students undertaking research in a relevant subject area, please contact us on if you need more information than is contained in our reports. We will help where possible, but please note that our resources are extremely limited.
The Commission has a team of three paid staff members and is currently fully-staffed. Any team vacancies will be advertised on this website and on the Greater London Authority website at this link: http://www.london.gov.uk/jobs/vacancies
The Commission will not be taking on any volunteers or interns during 2012.