Recommendations

What are recommendations?

The Commission has made a number of recommendations as part of our reviews. We track the progress made against these recommendations quarterly and provide a full update in our Annual Reviews. This recommendation tracker shows the status of every recommendation we have made. It is also searchable by report or by organisation so you can find the recommendations you are interested in.

Updated: 20 Mar 2013
ID Review Year Owner Recommendation Status
155 Carbon 2009 DCMS
The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: DCMS should consider carbon footprint measurement and management as part of the bid criteria for ... Read more Closed
154 Carbon 2009 LOCOG
The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: LOCOG should encourage the IOC to include carbon footprint measurement and management for future bids ... Read more Closed
153 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: Using the legacy of knowledge to reduce carbon in future projects. For example, application of ... Read more Complete
152 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: Mass participation programmes, such as the EDF Energy campaign, where, as far as practical, the ... Read more Not Fully Achieved
151 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: Creation of a fund to support carbon reducing projects that also support social/economic objectives locally ... Read more Closed
150 Carbon 2009 LOCOG
The residual footprint should be mitigated using a variety of techniques: Gold standard offsets, or other equally robust method, for flights for competitors and officials, in ... Read more Complete
149 Carbon 2009 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
The marginal carbon cost of decisions should be factored into operational decision making, taking into account life-cycle carbon impacts where possible and in a transparent ... Read more Closed
148 Carbon 2009 OB
ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
Responsibility for the whole residual footprint should rest with the Olympic Board, who should allocate responsibility for mitigation to the organisation best placed to achieve ... Read more Closed
147 Carbon 2009 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
CSL
Each individual Key Stakeholder should be responsible for reducing or avoiding emissions within their area of responsibility. The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 has ... Read more Complete
146 Carbon 2009 ODA
The ODA should calculate embodied emissions based on 'as built' data for at least one, and preferably more, significant permanent venues to enable future projects ... Read more Closed
145 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The reference footprint should be recalculated and published on a regular basis. Assumptions should be explicitly stated to ensure openness and transparency. Read more Complete
144 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The calculations and underlying assumptions should be adequate for the purpose of developing a strategy. Emphasis should now move on to avoiding emissions and mitigating ... Read more Closed
143 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
Emissions should be counted when they happen, and not amortised over the life of legacy facilities, deferring responsibility for mitigation to future generations. Read more Complete
142 Carbon 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
Full details of the carbon footprint calculations and underlying assumptions should be published by autumn 2009, ahead of the Copenhagen summit. Read more Complete
141 Annual 2009 GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
In further developing the programme of leisure, culture and visitor management, the GLA, GOE and LDA [and now also the LLDC] should consider use of ... Read more Complete
140 Annual 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The London 2012 Sustainability Group should ensure that wider aspects of biodiversity are addressed in future updates of the Sustainability Plan. This should include venues ... Read more Complete
139 Annual 2009 LOCOG
LDA
LLDC
LOCOG and the LDA [and now also the LLDC] should ensure that the resources and process to enable local employees and businesses to participate in ... Read more Complete
138 Annual 2009 ODA
The ODA should apply lessons from early projects such as Orient Way and communicate them internally to other project teams and externally to the industry. Read more Complete
137 Annual 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The London 2012 Sustainability Group should ensure that substances with high Global Warming Potential such as HFC are eliminated where possible. Read more Complete
136 Annual 2009 ODA
The ODA must ensure that the implications of the emerging legacy waste strategy are reflected in the design and build of the Olympic Village and ... Read more Closed
135 Annual 2009 LLDC
The LDA [now LLDC] should assess the resources required to embed sustainability into the Legacy Masterplan Framework and to act as an effective client. These ... Read more Closed
134 Annual 2009 GLA
The GLA should develop a simple process to collect reporting information in order to ensure delivery against the Olympic sub-objectives for which they are responsible. Read more Complete
133 Annual 2009 ODA
LOCOG
The ODA and LOCOG should ensure a clear and consistent policy for mitigating the impacts of manufacture, use and disposal of temporary materials. Read more Complete
132 Annual 2009 LLDC
The LDA [now LLDC] should ensure that the Olympic Park infrastructure is able to deliver zero carbon heat and very low carbon energy by 2016 ... Read more Closed
131 Annual 2009 GLA
HMG
The GLA and Government should ensure that the Olympic Park Legacy Company currently under development for legacy has the long term sustainable development of the ... Read more Closed
130 Annual 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The London 2012 Sustainability Group should reduce carbon at source as much as possible and honour the commitment to offset flights for competitors and officials ... Read more Closed
129 Annual 2009 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
All users of the London 2012 Brand should be required to demonstrate how they will contribute to the London 2012 Sustainability Plan and relevant objectives. Read more Not Fully Achieved
128 Annual 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
The London 2012 Sustainability Group should ensure that the priorities identified in the Sustainability Leadership meeting are delivered through clear strategies, roles and responsibilities across ... Read more Closed
127 Annual 2009 OBSG
London 2012 Sustainability Group
Sustainability should be a standing item for discussion at Olympic Board Steering Group meetings. The London 2012 Sustainability Group should focus on emerging issues that ... Read more Closed
126 Design 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group consider and recommend to OBSG alternative design solutions to deliver more sustainable design outcomes, where these are raised through ... Read more Closed
125 Design 2009 ODA
LOCOG
That LOCOG engage with the ODA on the accessibility of venues during Games time and how their operations will enable the venues to be fully ... Read more Closed
124 Design 2009 LLDC
That long term management of the Olympic Park is resolved as soon as possible so that Park and Public Realm plans will be appropriate for ... Read more Closed
123 Design 2009 LOCOG
LLDC
That the LDA [now LLDC] and LOCOG produce a plan for the use of Games-time facilities and equipment which would be appropriate to be retained ... Read more Closed
122 Design 2009 ODA
LOCOG
LLDC
That there is a forum at which the ODA, LDA [now LLDC] and LOCOG consider the areas where there are opportunities for additional investment in ... Read more Closed
121 Design 2009 ODA
LOCOG
LLDC
That sustainability specialists are involved in the evaluation of design-related tenders to ensure that the relevant issues are considered at an early stage. Read more Complete
120 Design 2009 ODA
LOCOG
LLDC
That there is clear integration of sustainability objectives into the early design stages for the remaining developments and ongoing projects of all the Key Stakeholders. ... Read more Progress Made
119 Design 2009 LLDC
That the LDA [now LLDC] ensures the legacy builds on the accessibility of the Games, with its aim to be the most accessible Games. Read more Progress Made
118 Design 2009 LLDC
That LDA [now LLDC] sets out clear policy going forward, linked to an understanding of the rate of change of what will be the norm ... Read more Progress Made
117 Design 2009 LLDC
That the findings of the London 2012 Carbon Footprinting and Carbon Management Strategy are applied to LDA's [now LLDC] design processes to inform the areas ... Read more Progress Made
116 Design 2009 LLDC
That the LMF sustainability criteria drive design. In order to meet the Mayor of London's climate change target of a 60% reduction by 2025, the ... Read more Progress Made
115 Design 2009 LLDC
That the LDA [now LLDC] continue to maintain governance arrangements that recognise the inherent tensions and ensure sustainability is appropriately embedded in all aspects of ... Read more Closed
114 Design 2009 LLDC
That the LDA [now LLDC] ensures that the site and venues are future-proofed and retain sufficient flexibility to adapt to new opportunities and satisfy longer ... Read more Progress Made
113 Design 2009 LOCOG
That LOCOG should give consideration to the provision of additional accessible seating that will enable the accommodation of greater number than originally planned for where ... Read more Closed
112 Design 2009 LOCOG
That LOCOG engage a specialist resource to deal with inclusive design to ensure that accessibility and related issues are appropriately addressed. Read more Complete
111 Design 2009 LOCOG
That the findings of the Carbon Footprinting and Carbon Management Strategy are applied to LOCOG's design processes to minimise the carbon footprint prior to procurement. Read more Complete
110 Design 2009 LOCOG
That targets are set for the waste arising during the fitting out and removal of overlay and from temporary venues. The zero waste to landfill ... Read more Complete
109 Design 2009 LOCOG
That LOCOG explore the opportunities to influence the marketplace for the goods and services they require to seek to enable the requirements of the Sustainable ... Read more Complete
108 Design 2009 ODA
That a presentation be produced to set out the overall park design and how all elements link together. All venues and the park and public ... Read more Complete
107 ODA Procurement 2009 ODA
LDA
That, as part of the longer term evolution of CompeteFor, it is utilised to encourage and promote additional environmental criteria to drive improvements in businesses ... Read more Closed
106 ODA Procurement 2009 ODA
That the ODA has a system to manage procurement risk and delivery of the sustainability objectives and standards throughout their supply chain. Read more Complete
105 ODA Procurement 2009 ODA
That the ODA ensures that the risk of not achieving its sustainability standards is mitigated where the contractual arrangements do not mandate specific targets, such ... Read more Complete
104 ODA Procurement 2009 ODA
That the achievement of a BREEAM excellent rating be specified in all permanent venue contracts Read more Closed
103 Skills and employment 2009 ODA
LOCOG
LDA
That the LDA, ODA, and LOCOG ensure that all tenders are placed on the CompeteFor on-line system and that clear regular reporting of winning contractors ... Read more Complete
102 Skills and employment 2009 ODA
LOCOG
That the ODA and LOCOG clarify their own commitment to apprenticeships given the LEST target of 4,000 apprenticeships and provide an outline programme of how ... Read more Complete
101 Skills and employment 2009 ODA
That the ODA and partners establish an open single regular briefing session for stakeholders based on reporting of a standard suite of key indicators and ... Read more Complete
100 Skills and employment 2009 LDA
That the LDA and other relevant organisations confirm their support and future funding of the London Employment and Skills Taskforce for 2012 Action Plan to ... Read more Closed
99 Skills and employment 2009 LEST
That the London Employment and Skills Taskforce for 2012 Action Plan Implementation Group and the London Skills and Employment Board ensure that the Olympic programme ... Read more Closed
98 Skills and employment 2009 London 2012 Sustainability Group
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group incorporate a broader definition of a 'sustainable job' into future updates of the London 2012 Sustainability Plan Read more Closed
97 Skills and employment 2009 LEST
That the London Employment and Skills Taskforce for 2012 Action Plan Implementation Group incorporate a broader definition of a 'sustainable job' into future reviews of ... Read more Closed
96 Skills and employment 2009 LEST
That the London Employment and Skills Taskforce for 2012 Action Plan Implementation Group initiate a review of the LEST Action Plan in the light of ... Read more Complete
95 Skills and employment 2009 Five Borough Partnership Board
That the Five Borough Partnership Board initiate a review of the Local Employment and Training Framework to be prepared concurrently with the review of the ... Read more Closed
94 Skills and employment 2009 LDA
That as part of the roll-out of the London 2012 Jobs Skills Futures brand and the official launch of Relay London Jobs, a single point ... Read more Complete
93 Skills and employment 2009 Joint Coordination Team
That the Joint Coordination Team develop a business continuity plan with clear trigger mechanisms to ensure that the system is enabled to manage significantly higher ... Read more Complete
92 Skills and employment 2009 Joint Coordination Team
That the Joint Coordination Team should put in place a fully online recruitment system that is able to track individual applicants and be scalable for ... Read more Closed
91 Skills and employment 2009 LOCOG
That LOCOG develop a broad pre-Games volunteering engagement programme to capture the enthusiasm of those already having registered expressions of interest as Games-time volunteers linking ... Read more Complete
90 Skills and employment 2009 LOCOG
That LOCOG develop a strategy to provide employment opportunities for residents in the five Host Boroughs building on the experience of the ODA, making use ... Read more Complete

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