Equality and inclusion Case studies

  • Delivering a sustainable and accessible public transport Games
    The transport challenge was to move all visitors to the London 2012 Games while keeping London and the UK moving. A fundamental principle of the Olympic Park planning and design process was to enable access via low carbon, sustainable and...
  • Sustainability and the Look of the Games
    Each Games is required to deliver a consistent Olympic and Paralympic Games ‘Look and Feel’ across the host nation. The key objective of the programme is to leverage and build upon the pre-Games brand identity to create a distinct and...
  • London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – sustainability lessons learned
    In its commitment to deliver a truly sustainable Torch Relay, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) developed a Torch Relay Sustainability Strategy in collaboration with its commercial Partners. LOCOG set sustainability as one of...
  • London 2012 Ceremonies – sustainability achievements and lessons learned
    London 2012 Ceremonies Ltd (L2012C) was formed in 2010 for the sole purpose of producing the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympic Games which mark the official beginning and ending of each Games. They involve music, dance...
  • Sustainable procurement – the London 2012  Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
    Procurement was one of the critical elements for delivering the sustainability strategy of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). LOCOG attempted to draw on best practices from existing organisations and build them into a...
  • Changing Places programme – transforming for the next generation
    The London 2012 Changing Places programme was created to extend the regeneration being undertaken in the Olympic Park for London 2012 into the neighbouring communities, by focusing the efforts of a wide range of stakeholders and, crucially, local volunteers to...
  • Public participation and community engagement
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) developed the Code of Construction Practice (CoCP) which set out a series of objectives and measures to be applied throughout the construction programme. This case study sets out the ODA’s targeted approaches to good community...
  • Olympic Park Industrial Relations: the Memorandum of Agreement
    The Olympic Delivery Authority and CLM Delivery Partner negotiated and agreed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the four UK construction trades unions: GMB, UCATT, Amicus and TGWU (the last two subsequently merging to form Unite). All parties concurred that...
  • Demand-led skills provision, including National Skills Academy for Construction status
    The ODA’s approach to demand-led Skills was to provide a demand-led training service that utilised both existing training schemes and set up new training projects, which met the programme’s skills need while also creating a legacy of a skilled and...
  • Targeted approaches to equality and inclusion
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) as a public body is required to comply with the public sector equality duties for disability, gender and race. The ODA set out its plans for promoting equality and good community relations and eliminating discrimination...
  • London 2012 Apprenticeship Programme
    This case study documents the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Apprenticeship Programme. An approach developed out of an early Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Employment and Skills Strategy, which was given added impetus by government pressures to...
  • Workforce monitoring and reporting
    The vision of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games led to the creation of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) Equality and Diversity Strategy in July 2007. This set new benchmarks for equality and diversity practice in construction. Performance needed...
  • Equality, Inclusion, Employment and Skills – process and systems case study
    This case study focuses on the processes and systems that were established to help the delivery of EIES, ranging from the use of statutory requirements like equality impact assessments (EqIAs) to audits and self-assessments; and including the collaborative tools to...
  • Equality, Inclusion, Employment and Skills – leadership and strategy
    This case study sets out the strategies and leadership that underpinned the equality and inclusion, employment and skills functions and led to successful delivery of change which many thought would not be possible.
  • Jobs Skills Future Brokerage
    This case study: sets out how the ODA has worked with its contractors to deliver an EIES programme; outlines the innovative approaches to collaboration which helped to increase diversity in the Park workforce and raise standards within the construction industry;...