04 August 2006 | Paul Snell
Companies tendering for London Olympics contracts will be expected to demonstrate how they will meet a set of 12 sustainability objectives.
The objectives, announced by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today, are designed to support the organisation's procurement policy (News, 3 August), and the 2012 construction commitments (Web news, 10 July), as well as wider government sustainable procurement initiatives.
David Higgins, ODA chief executive, said in a statement: "The ODA will work collaboratively with industry, using its influence and purchasing power, to enable the delivery of an economically, socially and environmentally responsible Games."
The sustainability principles cover:
· Biodiversity and ecology
· Health and well-being
· Education and employment
· Housing and amenity
· Transport and mobility
· Culture, heritage and built form
· Global, local and internal environments
· Land, water, noise and air
The ODA will work with its delivery partner, when appointed, to agree performance indicators and finalise monitoring arrangements to ensure the principles are met.
A full sustainable development strategy will be published by the ODA in early 2007.