Commission publishes its first review

November 10, 2007   |   Posted by Shaun McCarthy

The commission published its first review on 29 November 2007. This was the first of its annual governance reviews, looking at the governance arrangements of the delivery bodies for the 2012 Games and how they are placed to deliver the “most sustainable Games to date”. Key findings of the report include: a good start from the delivery bodies on sustainability strategy and planning, but the need to follow up with actions and results the need to define an overarching strategy for waste, particularly for legacy the need to follow through on a ground breaking attempt to develop a carbon footprint for the games and translate it into strategy for active management and minimisation of carbon and other greenhouse gases the requirement to establish cross cutting work streams across the activities of all the stakeholders and the need for the development of a clear plan for considering ethical issues in procurement and sponsorship contracts for the ODA and LOCOG and to maximise the opportunity presented to encourage wider performance improvements through partners In the course of the review the commission was able to influence a number of policy areas including calling for the development of the overall London 2012 sustainability plan, …