Recommendations

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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
234 Annual 2012 LLDC
That the LLDC ensure that the cumulative overall target for 50 per cent (by weight) transport of materials by rail or water is met during ... Read more Progress Made
213 Annual 2011 GOE
GLA
That government and the GLA mandate certification to BS 8901 for all official events. Read more Progress Made
212 Annual 2011 LLDC
That the OPLC [now LLDC] use the LMF protocol, developed in 2008, as a starting point for work to develop the sustainability objectives and plans ... Read more Closed
211 Annual 2011 GLA
That the GLA Group resolves the issue of resources available to support CompeteFor, Diversity Works for London and job brokerage as soon as possible to ... Read more Closed
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
209 Annual 2011 LLDC
That the OPLC [now LLDC] confirm their commitment to maintain 45 hectares of habitat that can mature into a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation ... Read more Complete
208 Annual 2011 ODA
GOE
That the ODA, working with relevant government departments, gather evidence of the linkage between productivity, health, safety and sustainability and publish their findings as part ... Read more Complete
207 Annual 2011 ODA
That the ODA evaluate the 'as built' carbon footprints of at least two venues to include the Velodrome and the Aquatic Centre and publish the ... 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
205 Annual 2011 GLA
That City Operations urgently develop a clear set of targets, objectives, plans and procedures to comply with BS 8901 and to meet LOCOG's sustainability standards. ... Read more Complete
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
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
183 Annual 2010 London 2012 Transport Partners
That the cost of public transport to the Games, combined with car park pricing be structured to ensure that travelling to the Games from outside ... Read more Complete
182 Annual 2010 LLDC
That the OPLC work with partners in the local community to ensure the Olympic Park is able to deliver zero carbon energy by 2016. [This recommendation ... Read more Progress Made
181 Annual 2010 GOE
That GOE work with the rest of Government to ensure that the construction industry develops a consistent and effective approach to carbon management that includes ... Read more Not Fully Achieved
180 Annual 2010 GOE
That GOE work with the rest of DCMS to develop a consistent and effective approach to carbon management for major sporting events. Read more Not Achieved
179 Annual 2010 London 2012 Sustainability Group
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group, with input from relevant stakeholders, define the meaning of a 'blueprint for sustainable living' and develop a work plan ... Read more Closed
178 Annual 2010 London 2012 Sustainability Group
That the current London 2012 Sustainability Group be constituted as a formal legacy board or allocates clear responsibility for the promise to create a 'blueprint ... 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
174 Annual 2010 GOE
That GOE incorporate responses to the Commission's recommendations into the overall view of programme risk managed by OPPO. Read more Complete
173 Annual 2010 London 2012 Sustainability Group
That the London 2012 Sustainability Group establish a timely, clear, co-ordinated, funded, independent work programme to capture sustainability lessons learned and to set new standards ... Read more Closed
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
82 Annual 2007 CSL
CSL to review the early development of the draft Legacy Masterplan to ensure it appropriately captures wider and cross-cutting benefits, and that it is appropriate ... 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
78 Annual 2007 CSL
CSL to conduct a review of the LETF process as part of the ongoing work programme. Read more Complete
77 Annual 2007 CSL
CSL to monitor implementation of the equalities and diversity strategy. Read more Complete
76 Annual 2007 CSL
The final ODA Equalities and Diversity strategy has now been issued and the commission will review this as part of a review of social and ... Read more Complete
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
71 Annual 2007 ODA
Ensure biodiversity issues are effectively managed in the development of Prescott Lock. 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
67 Annual 2007 ODA
LLDC
As part of the Legacy Masterplan Framework, clarify what resources will be available and which agency will be responsible for managing the implementation of the ... 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
64 Annual 2007 ODA
Ensure that the ODA energy scheme is developed to utilise alternative fuel sources over time and during legacy. Read more Closed
63 Annual 2007 ODA
Continue the good work to incentivise the Energy Services Company (to be appointed by the ODA) to deliver higher levels of carbon reduction. 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
59 Annual 2007 OBSG
Define how the carbon strategy will be decided and led at an executive level. Read more Closed
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
56 Annual 2007 LDA
LLDC
The LDA should lead development of a clear vision of waste disposal infrastructure for East London. This should link to opportunities to use waste from ... Read more Closed
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
52 Annual 2007 CSL
CSL to review waste as a thematic review and comment further on roles and responsibilities. Read more Complete
51 Annual 2007 CSL
CSL to review the local skills and employment process as part of a thematic review in the current year with recommendations for scalability. Read more Complete
50 Annual 2007 CSL
CSL to review legacy arrangements in more detail in the next Governance Review. Read more Complete
49 Annual 2007 GLA
Allocate clear responsibility roles for delivery plans and a process for the necessary parties to approve and agree plans. Read more Closed
48 Annual 2007 GLA
Ensure that succession planning, recruitment and induction of members of the Olympic team delivers people with a sound knowledge of regional government in London and ... Read more Closed
47 Annual 2007 GLA
Develop the reporting structure to fully address the achievement of delivery plan requirements. Read more Closed
46 Annual 2007 GLA
Complete the planned revisions to the delivery plans to describe how accountability for the Olympic Objectives will be disseminated, delivered and reported. Read more Closed
45 Annual 2007 GLA
Ensure that the process to communicate delivery plan content to people who need to know is progressed. The joint GLA/LDA programme group needs to be ... Read more Closed
44 Annual 2007 GLA
Clarify that the role of delivery plans is to achieve the Olympic Objectives agreed by the Olympic Board. It may be necessary to update them ... Read more Closed
43 Annual 2007 GOE
Develop a detailed reporting process related to the PSA objectives and the role of CSL in providing assurance. Read more Complete
42 Annual 2007 GOE
Ensure that recruitment and induction of relationship managers continues to deliver people with a sound knowledge of government and skills in using networks to achieve ... Read more Closed
41 Annual 2007 GOE
Develop a reporting structure that relates to the achievement of Legacy Action Plan requirements. Read more Complete
40 Annual 2007 GOE
GLA
Complete the planned development of Legacy Action Plans by DCMS and GLA to describe how accountability for the Olympic Objectives will be disseminated, delivered and ... Read more Complete
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
33 Annual 2007 ODA
Clarify objectives and responsibilities and targets for temporary venues and overlay. Read more Closed
32 Annual 2007 ODA
Ensure that shortage of information on legacy use of facilities does not preclude the business case for sustainable options by working with a range of ... Read more Closed
31 Annual 2007 ODA
Ensure that the recommendations highlighted in this report and in the emerging Legacy Masterplan Framework are taken into account in procurement specifications and design briefs ... Read more Closed
30 Annual 2007 ODA
Demonstrate commitment to SD principles by embedding SD into job descriptions, bonuses, objectives, recruitment and personal development plans, induction and training. Read more Complete
29 Annual 2007 ODA
Focus on recruitment of long term staff to support this agenda and procurement of resources required to support through service contracts and consultancy. Propose clear ... Read more Complete
28 Annual 2007 ODA
Ensure that sub-project specific plans contain detailed SD targets using guidance and co-ordination from the SD team. Summarise detailed targets and objectives to act as ... Read more Complete
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
26 Annual 2007 GOE
CSL
Clarify how reporting and verification of performance data will take place now that OPSU has been disbanded. 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
24 Annual 2007 GOE
OBSG
Implement the appointment of the nominated senior executive from OBSG to lead the SD agenda and ensure early engagement with key issues such as carbon ... Read more Complete
23 Annual 2007 GOE
GLA
Complete the planned development of co-ordinated Legacy Action Plans by GOE and GLA to describe how accountability for the Olympic Objectives will be disseminated, delivered ... Read more Complete
22 Annual 2007 GOE
GOE to update the programme brief document and ensure the principles and relevant content is communicated as part of the induction process for new staff ... Read more Closed
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
20 Annual 2007 CSL
The commission should undertake a review based on the ODA internal audit report into design to ensure that SD issues have been dealt with appropriately. Read more Complete
19 Annual 2007 CSL
The commission should undertake a further review of commercial arrangements as part of its ongoing work plan. Read more Complete
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
16 Annual 2007 CSL
The commission should conduct a further review of legacy arrangements and plans as part of its ongoing work plan in 2009 and should carry out ... Read more Closed
15 Annual 2007 CSL
The commission should review, in 2009, the arrangements to deliver healthy and diverse sustainable food with linkages to opportunities to improve health and social/economic sustainability. Read more Complete
14 Annual 2007 CSL
The commission should review, in 2008, the processes, infrastructure and resources to maximise the social and economic sustainability opportunities presented by the Games. Read more Complete
13 Annual 2007 LDA
LLDC
The LDA should lead the development of a clear vision of waste disposal infrastructure for East London. This should link to opportunities to use waste ... Read more Closed
12 Annual 2007 OBSG
OBSG should consider the options for carbon management associated with the Games based on the current study. This should be followed by clear communication of ... 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
10 Annual 2007 CSL
London 2012 Sustainability Group
The commission should establish a work programme with the London 2012 Sustainability Group to define how the commission will receive and act on SD performance ... Read more Complete
9 Annual 2007 London 2012 Sustainability Group
London 2012 Sustainability Group to develop appropriate SD reporting processes to cover all aspects of the London 2012 programme. Read more Complete
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
6 Annual 2007 ODA
Clear and specific SD objectives and targets should be embedded in ODA sub-project plans, with associated personal objectives, recruitment and training to ensure appropriately skilled ... Read more Complete
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
3 Annual 2007 OBSG
London 2012 Sustainability Group
OBSG, through the London 2012 Sustainability Group, should establish cross-cutting workstreams to deliver the strategic aspirations described by the five key themes and other significant ... Read more Closed
2 Annual 2007 CSL
GLA
GOE
The commission should conduct a formal review of the two Legacy Action Plans as part of its ongoing programme of work. GLA and DCMS should ... Read more Closed
1 Annual 2007 CSL
The commission's 2008 governance review should have a particular focus on the arrangements to stage the Games and deliver a sustainable legacy nationally Read more Complete

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