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The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic WinterGames:

A Catalyst for Partnerships, Innovations and Sustainable Legacies

Ann DuffyCorporate Sustainability Officer, VANOC

CSA Annual Conference - June 16 2009

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OHSAS 18000…

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Presentation Points

  • Exploring Connections

    • Standards? and Innovation?

  • Case Study: Vancouver 2010

    • compelling vision

    • collaborative model

    • Standards and best practices

  • Preview on early legacies

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    Vancouver 2010:

    Facts and Figures

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    17 days of Olympic Games events

    10 days of Paralympic Games events

    5,500 Olympic Games athletes and officials

    1,350 Paralympic Games athletes and officials

    80+ countries in Olympic Games

    40+ countries in Paralympic Games

    10,000 media representatives

    3 billion worldwide television viewers

    75 million visits worldwide to

    Vancouver 2010: by the Numbers

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    VANOC Project Lifecycle:a beginning, a middle, and end



    Strategic/Business Phase


    Pre- Games

    Planning &Operatioms Phase








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    Defining Sustainability at VANOC

    Managing the social, economic and environmental impacts and opportunities of our Games to produce lasting benefits, locally and globally




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    VANOC Mission and Vision


    “To build a stronger Canada whose spirit is raised by its passion for sport, culture and sustainability”


    “To touch the soul of the nation and inspire the world by creating and delivering an extraordinary Olympic and Paralympic experience with lasting legacies”

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    Environmental Stewardship and Impact Reduction

    Social Inclusion & Responsibility

    Aboriginal Participation & Collaboration

    Economic Benefits from Sustainability

    Sport for Sustainable Living

    Six Sustainability Performance Objectives

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    VANOC, Partners and Sponsors

    • Federal Government of Canada

    • Province of British Columbia

    • Four Host First Nations

    • City of Vancouver

    • Resort Municipality of Whistler

    • City of Richmond

    • City of West Vancouver

    • Contributing Communities

    • TOP Corporate Sponsors

    • Domestic Corporate Sponsors

    • Official Suppliers

    • Canadian Olympic Committee

    • Canada Paralympic Committee

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    Showcasing Solutions

    Profiling innovations with Venues, Villages, Services

    Inspired by our Sponsors and supported by VANOC and our Government Partners

    This icon/sign will appear at Games-time on venue and village signage, in electronic media and our website

    Sustainability Star Program

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    Benchmarked best practices Culture

    Olympic Games, FIFA, Commonwealth, industry…

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Materiality, Inclusiveness, Responsiveness

    Address environmental, social and economic impacts and opportunities

    Management System

    Plan, Implement, Check, Review, Improve

    Reporting framework

    VANOC’s Sustainability Management and Reporting System

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    Award: 2006-07 VANOC Sustainability Report Culture

    2009 CERES & ACCA Report Award for Innovative Reporting

    Knowledge Transfer

    Sustainable Sport & Event Toolkit (SSET)


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    Benchmarked best practices Culture

    Olympic Games, FIFA, Commonwealth, industry…

    Bid Commitments

    Environmental and Social Impact

    Assessments (BC; Canada)

    Canadian Green Building Council

    Target Minimum LEED Silver Rating

    Barrier Free Guidelines

    VANOC’s Venue Development Program

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    Benchmarked best practices Culture

    Past Games, industry…

    Bid Commitments

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    VANOC and WorkSafe BC’s: “Legacy of Safety Program”

    North American Occupational Safety and

    Health (NOASH) Week Award in the

    Special Project Category

    Safety Management System

    OHSAS 18000

    VANOC’s Legacy of Safety Program

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    Green building guidelines: Culture

    Reduce waste, pollution and water consumption

    Improve indoor and outdoor air quality

    Increase energy efficiency

    Cost-effective operations


    Piloting LEED Neighborhood Design Guideline

    Athlete Villages: Vancouver and Whistler

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    Vancouver Olympic Centre Culture(Curling, wheelchair curling)

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    The Whistler Sliding Centre Culture(Bobsleigh, luge, skeleton)

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    Whistler Olympic Park Culture

    (Cross-country skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, nordic combined)

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    Cypress Mountain Culture(Snowboard, freestyle skiing)

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    VANOC 2010 Carbon Strategy Culture

    1. Know

    - How much carbon we are emitting, publicly track and report on it

    2. Reduce

    - As many emissions as possible at source

    3. Be Responsible

    - Offset emissions that cannot be reduced or eliminated

    - Carbon Offset Sponsor for direct and indirect emissions

    4. Align and Activate with others

    - Use the 2010 experience to increase awareness of and participation in climate change solutions

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    BC Hydro’s Green Energy Innovations Culture

    • BC Hydro’s Green Energy Innovations project will supply clean power to the 2010 Winter Games, including electrical power generation to replace a significant amount of diesel generators.

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    Coca-Cola 100% CultureCarbon Reduction Plan

    Reduce and Calculate Olympic Footprint

    Reduction Initiatives:

    Equipment – EKOfresh coolers, Energy Management System

    Hybrid vehicles

    Air Travel, Torch Relay Vehicle Usage, Equipment/Freight

    Purchase gold-standard offsets

    North American Firsts:

    HFC-free Insulation

    HFC-free Refrigeration

    Increase Energy Efficiency by 35%

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    Sustainable Transportation Culture


    • Right-sizes vehicles, carpooling, no idling

    • Participate in Annual Commuter Challenge

    • Transportation included with Event tickets

      Partners: Hydrogen Highway Showcase

    • Province of British Columbia

    • Natural Resources Canada

    • Resort Municipality of Whistler

    • City of West Vancouver

    • Port Metro Vancouver

    • General Motors of Canada

    • BC Hydro and VANOC.

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    Sponsor: Coca Cola takes the Zero Waste Challenge Culture

    100% container collection in secure venues and 95% of waste will be diverted from landfills

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    Inner City Contributions Culture

    Non-market housing units

    Training, jobs and business opportunities

    Sponsor: RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication Shop

    3. Social Inclusion and Responsibility

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    4. Aboriginal Participation Cultureand Collaboration

    Four Host First Nations Protocol:

    Economic Development:

    • Business opportunities

    • Commercial mark & logo

    • Games time pavilion

      Sport Development

    • Youth outreach for sport

      Culture and Awareness

    • Poster launch

    • Aboriginal art at venues and ceremonies

    • E-newsletter

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    Economic Benefits Culturefrom Sustainability

    Buy Smart Program

    • 2010 purchasing power supports ethical sourcing and social, environmental and economic performance

    • Includes:

      • Procedures, codes and standards

      • steering committee

      • reporting, audits

      • stakeholder engagement

      • partnership with the 2010 Commerce Centre (BC Government)website

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    Torch Relay: Inspire Canadians Culture

    • Sponsors:


    • Coca

    • Canadians can nominate themselves

    • Torch bearers will be average Canadians who are the everyday heroes in our communities.

    • Many will make changes – big and small – to reduce their environmental footprint

    • ONE person can make a difference by embodying the spirit of the Games through taking positive action in their community.

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    Vancouver 2010: Canada’s Games Culture

    • Integral part of VANOC’s culture and vision

    • Inspire people of all ages and prompt community pride

    • Create a human legacy of leadership, sport, culture and sustainability

    • Motivate Canadians to make a difference and create their own personal podium

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    Thank you Culture

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