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
229 Legacy 2012 GOE
That the GOE publicly detail how its 2012 programmes, initiatives and funding will be managed into legacy, prior to the commencement of the Games period. 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
227 Legacy 2012 LLDC
That OPLC/LLDC builds on its good work by demonstrating publicly how it is embedding, resourcing and reporting on environmental and socio-economic sustainability throughout its core ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
187 Biodiversity 2010 LLDC
That the habitats that are developed in legacy are in line with the habitat commitments set out in the Olympic Park Biodiversity Action Plan, providing ... Read more Complete
186 Biodiversity 2010 LLDC
That the body or bodies responsible for the Olympic Park in legacy set out and implement clear plans for how the habitat will be maintained, ... Read more Complete
185 Biodiversity 2010 ODA
That the ODA review existing procedures and controls to ensure they are suitable for managing the habitats during Park Operations and Transformation. This needs to ... 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
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
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
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
170 Food 2010 ODA
The ODA should contribute to the Learning Legacy from the Games and write up case studies for contractor catering so that the approach can be ... 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
167 Waste 2010 ODA
That the ODA work with their waste contractor to measure, manage and report on the transport methods for materials leaving the Olympic Park site during ... Read more Complete
166 Waste 2010 ODA
That the Olympic Delivery Authority, through the site-wide waste contractor, investigates the final use of all wood sent for recycling and reports accordingly. Read more Complete
165 Waste 2010 ODA
That the Olympic Delivery Authority works with their waste contractor to reduce the quantity of waste being sent to conventional incineration. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
89 Reporting 2008 CSL
CSL to review the GOE internal reporting processes on sustainability in October/November 2008, as part of the 2008 Governance Review Read more Complete
87 Reporting 2008 CSL
CSL to review how the LDA reporting process is used to manage delivery in October/November 2008, as part of the 2008 Governance Review. Read more Complete
86 Reporting 2008 CSL
CSL to review how the GLA delivery plan reporting process is used to manage delivery in October/November 2008, as part of the 2008 Governance Review Read more Complete
85 Reporting 2008 CSL
CSL to review LOCOG reporting processes and sustainability management system in October/November 2008, as part of the 2008 Governance Review. Read more Complete
84 Reporting 2008 CSL
CSL to review the programme-wide reporting process in October/November 2008, as part of the 2008 Governance Review. Read more Complete
83 Reporting 2008 GOE
GOE to urgently finalise and implement a sustainability reporting system across the programme by October 2008, the principal elements of which will be key milestones, ... Read more Complete
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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