Commission interim statement on alleged non-compliance with London 2012 waste policies by caterer ARAMARK Limited

September 6, 2012

The Commission has been informed of allegations concerning waste performance at Royal Holloway, the London 2012 village for athletes performing at Eton Dorney.

The allegations were brought to the Commission’s attention by BBC London, which has broadcast what the BBC believes to be evidence that official London 2012 caterer ARAMARK Limited has been instructing employees to dispose of large quantities of food.

The Commission has viewed photographic and video evidence supplied by the BBC and has asked LOCOG to urgently investigate the allegations and report on the outcome.

Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, said: “So far the picture on waste management has been positive, but as a result of these allegations we have asked LOCOG for detailed information relating to waste performance targets and the way these are measured and calculated. If true, the allegations are very serious and it is important that LOCOG conducts a formal investigation, which the Commission will assure.”

The Commission will report publicly on the outcomes of this assurance.