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
235 Annual 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG ensures that benchmarks are available for future Games to facilitate more responsible energy use. Read more Complete
228 Legacy 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG, with appropriate support from Government, creates its own learning legacy that can be shared publicly beyond the IOC family to the events industry ... Read more Complete
224 Sustainable Games Preparation 2012 LOCOG
That the LOCOG City Operations team continue its work in ensuring appropriate plans for street cleansing, waste and recycling, accessibility, security and health and safety ... Read more Complete
223 Sustainable Games Preparation 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG test the full Games-time waste and catering solutions during at least one event prior to the Games. Read more Not Achieved
222 Sustainable Games Preparation 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG demonstrate that there are sufficient resources and expertise within all contractors and that their Sustainability Team has the capacity to manage all sustainability ... Read more Complete
221 Sustainable Games Preparation 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG ensures that there is sufficient capacity to address accessibility issues during the construction and deconstruction of temporary venues and overlay and at Games-time. Read more Complete
220 Sustainable Games Preparation 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG produce an energy management and conservation plan demonstrating how it will reduce carbon emissions by at least the amount that would have been ... Read more Complete
218 Sustainable Games Preparation 2012 LOCOG
That LOCOG clarify, monitor and report on where it will and will not be using alternatives to HFC, setting out the rationale for any cases ... Read more Complete
216 Merchandise 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG work with their suppliers and licensees to communicate the complaints and dispute resolution process to workers throughout the supply chain, including at the ... Read more Complete
215 Merchandise 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG work with their licensees to produce a series of case studies showing how the companies have responded to LOCOG's requirements and improved the ... Read more Not Achieved
214 Merchandise 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG communicate the sustainability of their licensed products. Read more Not Achieved
210 Annual 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG calculates the carbon that would have been saved through the renewable energy target and demonstrates how this carbon will be saved through reducing ... Read more Complete
206 Annual 2011 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group addresses delivery of the sustainability aspects of the Government legacy plan published in December 2010. Read more Closed
204 Annual 2011 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group should provide clear leadership over all aspects of sustainability (including health) and establish a mechanism to engage effectively with ... Read more Closed
203 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
BOA
BPA
That LOCOG, the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association maximise the legacy of the Get Set programme and find partners to achieve this. Read more Complete
201 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group ensures that all healthy living commitments in the London 2012 Sustainability Plan are being actively monitored and progressed. Read more Complete
200 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG encourages existing venues that will host Olympic and Paralympic events during the London 2012 Games to implement lasting accessibility improvements. Read more Complete
199 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
GLA
GOE
That LOCOG allocates operational responsibility for the areas between transport nodes and the venues – the so-called Last Mile – and promptly identify and resolve ... Read more Closed
198 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG establishes mechanisms to ensure that late design changes to venues during overlay and fit-out take full account of accessibility and other sustainability requirements. Read more Closed
197 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG ensure that contract management processes are designed to achieve delivery of contractual commitments on accessibility and other sustainability objectives. Read more Complete
196 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
That LOCOG publish its Overlay Access File in a manner accessible for other event organisers to use and to enable it to be updated as ... Read more Complete
195 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 LOCOG
LLDC
That LOCOG and the OPLC [now LLDC] learn from the ODA's success in health and safety and adopt similar exemplary approaches to worker wellbeing. This ... Read more Complete
193 Inclusion and Healthy Living 2011 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
Re-iteration of recommendation 12 from the 2009 Annual Review http://www.cslondon.org/recommendations/detail/?id=184 That there is greater co-ordination of the healthy living agenda across Key Stakeholders, through existing groups, ... Read more Complete
192 Biodiversity 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG demonstrate how they will ensure that the flowers and medals can be used as symbols of sustainability at Games-time. Read more Complete
191 Biodiversity 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG contract management processes include effective assurance at point of delivery to ensure that all timber and timber products adhere to their sustainable sourcing ... Read more Complete
190 Biodiversity 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG makes better use of the Biodiversity Advisory Group, for example to promote biodiversity conservation associated with the Games. Read more Closed
188 Biodiversity 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG makes clear how the process for post-Games restoration of sites will be assured and resourced following its dissolution. Read more Complete
184 Annual 2010 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
That there is greater co-ordination of the health agenda across Key Stakeholders, through existing groups, or possibly by establishing a Health Legacy board as part ... Read more Complete
177 Annual 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG continue to explore opportunities with the legacy owners and the sport community to ensure the optimum long term benefit is achieved in lease/buy ... Read more Closed
176 Annual 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG develop a suite of targets through each governance committee to reflect the emerging development of their priority sustainability strategies and operational programmes. The ... Read more Complete
175 Annual 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG identify partner organisations with significant sustainability impacts and establish an engagement programme to ensure consistency. Read more Complete
168 Waste 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG report on how materials under its direct control and influence are transported from venues during all phases of its Games operations and maximise ... Read more Complete
162 Waste 2010 London 2012 Sustainability Group
ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group set out how the management of waste and resources in the post-Games bump-out/breakdown phase and subsequent transformation phase will ... Read more Complete
160 LOCOG Procurement 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG urgently complete the Functional Sustainability Requirements for all Functional Areas and ensure they are embedded in Functional / Operational planning and tender documentation. Read more Closed
159 LOCOG Procurement 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG strongly encourage their first tier suppliers to use CompeteFor with their addressable supply chain and that they actively encourage their commercial partners to ... Read more Complete
158 LOCOG Procurement 2010 LOCOG
That future iterations of the Sustainable Sourcing Code incorporate key sustainability issues, including water and air quality, and have a more explicit carbon section. Read more Complete
157 LOCOG Procurement 2010 LOCOG
That future iterations of the Sustainable Sourcing Code emphasise that sustainability has the same status as other business requirements and makes it clear which requirements ... Read more Complete
156 LOCOG Procurement 2010 LOCOG
That LOCOG review procurement activity to date and take any necessary retrospective action to ensure sustainability requirements are incorporated into contractual arrangements. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
81 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
ODA/LOCOG to clarify how it will implement the commitment to access and mobility for Olympic Park and for temporary venues and temporary overlay. Read more Closed
80 Annual 2007 LDA
ODA
LOCOG
GOE
Develop clearly focused aspirations and targets for numbers of people to be trained, short and long term employment targets with particular reference to equalities. Read more Closed
79 Annual 2007 LDA
ODA
LOCOG
GOE
Ensure that the work of the various agencies operating in the skills and employment area (ODA, LDA, host boroughs, local voluntary sector, local education authorities, ... Read more Closed
75 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Make plans for implementation of a Games-time LEZ available after the Beijing Games. Read more Complete
74 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
Ensure that the health benefits of other workstreams are captured. For example, the impact on wellbeing from long term employment offered through the Employment and ... Read more Closed
73 Annual 2007 LOCOG
ODA
Work with food suppliers as early as possible to ensure there is an adequate supply chain to meet the ambitions for healthy, local and sustainable ... Read more Complete
72 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop the 2012 programme sustainable food strategy by 2008 with subsequent revisions after the Beijing Games. Read more Complete
70 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Produce plans for habitat and species management at other venues as part of the VEMP process. Read more Complete
69 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
Set out how biodiversity is incorporated into the design process for venues and other development. Read more Complete
68 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
Develop clear plans for how habitat is to be restored after construction on all sites. Read more Closed
66 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
LOCOG should establish dialogue with the utility sponsor (appointed by LOCOG) and the utility partner (appointed by the ODA) in 2008 to understand how the ... Read more Closed
65 Annual 2007 LOCOG
ODA
Define energy targets for temporary venues and other venues requiring temporary overlay. Read more Closed
62 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop a clear communications strategy for the carbon strategy which is transparent about how carbon is to be managed, using terminology that is clear to ... Read more Complete
61 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Set out a timetable for refreshing the strategy to take account of emerging good practice Read more Complete
60 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop a proactive approach to linking the carbon strategy to the procurement process. Read more Complete
58 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop a clear definition of the footprint of the Games to include all relevant sources of greenhouse gas emissions that are created as a result ... Read more Complete
57 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Ensure that waste disposal is included in the carbon footprint to encourage prioritisation of re-use over recycling. Read more Complete
55 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop a strategy and standards for temporary overlay and temporary venues. Read more Closed
54 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
Continue to develop a strategy for dealing with environmentally sensitive materials through the design and supply chain process. Read more Closed
53 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop a programme for minimisation and disposal of Games time waste in a manner that achieves the 'zero landfill' objective and stimulates investment in facilities ... Read more Closed
39 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Develop a Sustainability Management System that delivers adequate assurance in the absence of an ISO 14001 system and takes into account the requirements of BS ... Read more Complete
38 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Demonstrate commitment to SD principles by embedding SD into job descriptions, objectives, recruitment and personal development plans. Read more Complete
37 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Demonstrate how SD is being embedded into contractual commitments and into the process for measuring results in relation to sponsorship arrangements generally and in relation ... Read more Complete
36 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Ensure that Functional Area Business plans address clear SD targets, activities and outcomes in the next draft Read more Closed
35 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Demonstrate significant progress in developing the following strategic plans over the next 12 months: • Food strategy to incorporate local, sustainable, healthy options which also minimise ... Read more Complete
34 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Publish specific SD objectives and targets. Read more Closed
27 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
Key Stakeholders to work with CSL to establish a pragmatic and meaningful reporting process. Read more Complete
25 Annual 2007 LOCOG
Build on the development of the London 2012 Sustainability Plan to describe how the wider strategic and legacy objectives related to the five key themes ... Read more Complete
21 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
Ensure that recruitment and succession plans are in place to provide continuity for key roles. Read more Closed
18 Annual 2007 LOCOG
The contribution made by sustainability partners should be clearly communicated through various media, including a section of the London 2012 website which also reports their ... Read more Closed
17 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
ODA and LOCOG should develop a clear plan to collect information about labour standards in the supply chains of commercial partners and suppliers and, more ... Read more Closed
11 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
LOCOG should establish dialogue with the utility sponsor (appointed by LOCOG) and the utility partner (appointed by the ODA) in 2008 to understand how the ... Read more Closed
8 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
ODA and LOCOG should clearly set out their proposals for developing management systems (SMS) to cover all aspects of SD which will be subject to ... Read more Complete
7 Annual 2007 LOCOG
The full requirements of the London 2012 Sustainability Plan (SP) as they apply to LOCOG should be fully embedded in the next round of functional ... Read more Closed
5 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
GLA
GOE
LDA
LLDC
Succession plans are put in place for all key positions essential to the delivery of SD outcomes. Also see recommendation 3. Read more Closed
4 Annual 2007 ODA
LOCOG
ODA and LOCOG should develop a clear statement of intent with respect to standards for temporary venues and temporary overlay. Read more Closed

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