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Deloitte is providing sustainability advisory services for the 2010 Winter Games

The need

Sustainability has been identified as one of the major themes of the 2010 Winter Games. The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) is facing increased scrutiny regarding the social and environmental impact it has on the community. This scrutiny is magnified due to significant public investment in the 2010 Winter Games infrastructure, including the impact on the province of British Columbia and Canada's social legacy. VANOC has committed to releasing five annual sustainability reports between 2006 and 2010, the latest of which covers the period between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008. These reports have been released with the purpose of stating VANOC’s sustainability objectives, detailing plans to achieve these objectives, measuring performance, and providing a window to the public on this performance. The 2008-2009 sustainability report will be the first to be subjected to independent assurance.

The project

Deloitte was engaged by VANOC to provide services in two areas, with the latter being the main focus:

  • Assist with readiness activities related to assurance, including indicator review, remediation assistance, and Request for Proposal (RFP) development
  • Develop and pilot a review of supplier compliance with VANOC’s Supplier Code of Conduct

Deloitte’s value

VANOC is relying on Deloitte to provide recommendations for supplier code of conduct enhancement and to conduct a supplier assessment program, incorporating leading practices in supply chain sustainability. Deloitte has developed supporting supplier assessment materials (including a program guide and checklist), a program plan for a pilot assessment, and has conducted the initial supplier assessments.