Sustainability monitoring group increases members

23 January 2008
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23 January 2008 | Paul Snell

The body responsible for monitoring sustainability at the 2012 Olympics has appointed eight new members.

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, which is led by sustainable procurement expert Shaun McCarthy, also plans to carry out four reviews during 2008, including one analysing buying for London 2012.

The assessments will scrutinise procurement and commercial partnerships, social and economic sustainability, food and waste. Progress on the games' design and the initiative to calculate the Olympics' overall carbon footprint will also be scrutinised.

New commissioners appointed to the group include Andrew Myer, an energy and environmental consultant who worked on the Sydney Olympics, and Daniel Silverstone, a racial equality expert.

The Commission's role is to provide advice and feedback to the Olympic Board, which includes Tessa Jowell, Sebastian Coe and Ken Livingstone, on sustainability issues. Appointments are initially for two years and are unpaid.

"The role we are performing has never been undertaken before - there is a lot at stake and a lot to gain," said McCarthy. "It is a tremendous benefit that we can bring together this set of commissioners all with very different perspectives."

A full list of the new commissioners is available on the group's website www.cslondon.org/media/releases.aspx.

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