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Ensuring compliance with the policy – Lessons learned from the London 2012 construction project

19 October 2011

ODA When London bid to host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games it pledged to set new standards for sustainable development. One of the objectives of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was that all timber used would come from legal and sustainable sources in compliance with the UK Government’s timber procurement policy for the public sector, as defined by CPET. This had never been done before on a major construction project, and so was a pioneering initiative on a grandscale.

CPET have over the past years provided technical support and training workshops for the ODA, contractors and suppliers. Learn how simple, robust methods and processes were implemented to enable the supply chain to meet the ODA’s timber ambitions and the recommendations for future projects here 


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