Equality and inclusion Micro reports

  • London 2012 Inspire programme
    The London 2012 Inspire programme was a national programme established in 2008 to recognise outstanding non-commercial projects genuinely inspired by London 2012 Games. The Inspire mark acts as a promotional tool, enabling projects to connect with the Games and reach...
  • The London 2012 education programme
    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) developed a national and international programme which contributed to the sustainability agenda. Both of these programmes encouraged young people to explore community cohesion, cultural understanding, perceptions on disability...
  • Engaging the nations and regions of the UK
    The Nations and Regions Group (NRG) was a joint team established between the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Government Olympic Executive (GOE). It was set up in 2003 as a mechanism for...
  • Employment and Skills Strategy - LOCOG
    The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) believed that in delivering the world’s largest sporting events it could make a significant contribution towards enabling sustainable future employment. ‘Opportunities’, the Employment & Skills (E&S) strategy, was...
  • London 2012 – TUC Principles of Cooperation
    In September 2008 ‘Principles of Cooperation’ were signed by senior representatives of the Trades Union Congress, the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The development of the principles, before the signing,...
  • Impacting change – a fresh approach to the successful delivery of employment and skills
    The vision during the construction of the Athletes’ Village was to create a place of inspiration and opportunity using the iconic status of the London 2012 construction programme to drive employment and skills outcomes. The supplier, Lend Lease, created a...
  • Using an awards process to change behaviour and performance
    Reward and recognition was a key feature of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) construction programme. The ODA Diversity Awards celebrated the excellence of ODA’s contractor’s performance in diversity and created a healthy culture of competition, furthering diversity.
  • Leadership, governance and engagement
    Historically, equality and diversity was not seen as a key concern by the construction industry; however as the Principal Contractor for the Aquatics Centre, Balfour Beatty’s approach to embedding equality and diversity ensured that leadership, governance and engagement were central...
  • The Community and Trade Union Learning Centre
    To promote and deliver learning in the workplace and the community through trades unions, the Community and Trade Union Learning Centre (CTU) registered more than 550 learners, including workers from the Olympic Park site, local employers and members of the...
  • Negotiating the Citizens Agenda for Wages, Training and Employment
    Ensuring that local people benefited from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was a key bid commitment. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) worked with London Citizens to embed the London Living Wage (LLW) into the procurement policy, ensure 20...
  • Building for success – Apprentice Plus programme
    The Apprentice Plus programme was designed to help construction apprentices add greater value as part of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) construction programme, but at the same time develop skills and confidence for the world of work after their Olympic...
  • Diversity training contributed to a culture of inclusion on the Aquatics Centre Project
    Encouraging and promoting a positive and inclusive work environment is crucial to developing a more diverse workforce and creating a culture of integrity and respect. The Aquatics Centre Tier One contractor found that diversity training was a valuable tool in...
  • Sustainable procurement
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) used procurement to enable delivery of its policy objectives and ambitions such as sustainability, equality and inclusion, and health and safety. These were defined in a balanced scorecard against which all bidders were tested throughout...
  • Attracting historically underrepresented talent
    One of the objectives in the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA’s) Integrated Equality Scheme was to increase the number of underrepresented talented people in the workforce. This report documents how the Security Contractor used various initiatives to successfully ensure people who...
  • Positioning Equality, Diversity and Inclusion alongside Health and Safety
    The use of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) booklet disseminated at induction alongside similar Health and Safety (H&S) and Environment publications by one London 2012 contractor enabled them to position ED&I messages at the same level of importance as...
  • Training in partnership
    Helping the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to realise its commitment to provide training, skills and employment opportunities for local people, the National Construction College (NCC) developed a training programme for construction skills at dedicated National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC)...
  • Embedding diversity in the supply chain
    The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) set challenging equality and inclusion targets for each Tier One contractor. The challenge for them all was driving necessary activity down through all the tiers of the supply chain. This report shows how a Tier...