London 2012 goes green for Olympics

4 August 2004
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05 August 2004

London 2012, organiser of London's Olympic bid, has signed up to the city's green procurement code to boost its corporate social responsibility credentials.

A consultant from London Remade, an advisory body that encourages businesses in the capital to use recycled materials, will work with the London 2012 bid team.

David Stubbs, environmental project manager for London 2012, said: "Print and production materials and merchandise for the bid are being put through our green filter. Our green procurement broker will check sources of materials to comply with the Green Procurement Code.

"We are taking a more rounded approach to sustainability."

He added that as part of adhering to the code, London 2012 will also examine the energy costs of producing material, whether it is renewable energy and whether bought-in goods are made cleanly.

This year's summer Olympics start in Athens next Friday (see Features, 8 July).

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