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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



OHSAS 18000…

presentation points
Presentation Points
  • Exploring Connections
    • Standards? and Innovation?
  • Case Study: Vancouver 2010
      • compelling vision
      • collaborative model
      • Standards and best practices
  • Preview on early legacies






Vancouver 2010:

Facts and Figures

vancouver 2010 by the numbers
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
vanoc project lifecycle a beginning a middle and end
VANOC Project Lifecycle:a beginning, a middle, and end



Strategic/Business Phase


Pre- Games

Planning &Operatioms Phase








defining sustainability at vanoc
Defining Sustainability at VANOC

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





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”

six sustainability performance objectives

Environmental Stewardship and Impact Reduction

Social Inclusion & Responsibility

Aboriginal Participation & Collaboration

Economic Benefits from Sustainability

Sport for Sustainable Living

Six Sustainability Performance Objectives
vanoc partners and sponsors
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
sustainability star program
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
vanoc s sustainability management and reporting system
Benchmarked best practices

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
Award: 2006-07 VANOC Sustainability Report

2009 CERES & ACCA Report Award for Innovative Reporting

Knowledge Transfer

Sustainable Sport & Event Toolkit (SSET)


vanoc s venue development program
Benchmarked best practices

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
vanoc s legacy of safety program
Benchmarked best practices

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
athlete villages vancouver and whistler
Green building guidelines:

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

Whistler Olympic Park

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

vanoc 2010 carbon strategy
VANOC 2010 Carbon Strategy

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

bc hydro s green energy innovations
BC Hydro’s Green Energy Innovations
  • 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.
coca cola 100 carbon reduction plan
Coca-Cola 100% Carbon 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%


Sustainable Transportation


  • 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.
sponsor coca cola takes the zero waste challenge
Sponsor: Coca Cola takes the Zero Waste Challenge

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

3 social inclusion and responsibility
Inner City Contributions

Non-market housing units

Training, jobs and business opportunities

Sponsor: RONA Vancouver 2010 Fabrication Shop

3. Social Inclusion and Responsibility
4 aboriginal participation and collaboration
4. Aboriginal Participation and 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
economic benefits from sustainability
Economic Benefits from 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
torch relay inspire canadians
Torch Relay: Inspire Canadians
  • 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.
vancouver 2010 canada s games
Vancouver 2010: Canada’s Games
  • 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

Thank you