Posted on June 6, 2011

Equality and Inclusion

London 2012, June 6, 2011

The Olympic Delivery Authority wants the economic and social benefits of the regeneration of the area, and the design and build of the Olympic Park and venues, to have a positive impact on local communities and different parts of the UK. An example of how we are achieving this is ensuring our procurement process is transparent, fair and open to a wider range of diverse suppliers.

The way that we are recruiting and managing employees is fair, and helps to promote equal opportunities to all and eliminate discrimination in the workplace. We are working with partner organisations to encourage women, black, Asian and minority ethnic people, and disabled people, to train and apply for jobs in construction and other areas where they have traditionally been under-represented. {snip}

What we build for 2012 and beyond will be inclusive for people of all cultures, faiths and ages, and fully accessible to disabled people with a wide range of impairments. We will also provide an accessible transport network that will give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the Games, as well as leave a lasting legacy for equality and inclusion.

We recognise the diversity of the population of the UK, London and the five Host Boroughs and are committed to realising the advantages of this diversity in delivering our programme. We are already engaging with and involving the local communities to help us deliver the most accessible and inclusive Games.