The London Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has achieved dual FSC and PEFC certification for the Olympic Park construction project.
This landmark achievement may signify the beginning of a new phase in the use of certified wood for construction purposes.
The ODA has worked towards maximising the use of legal and sustainable
timber, partly by creating a Timber Management Plan in which a key element was the establishment of a Timber Supplier Panel (a panel of approved suppliers of legal and sustainable timber products), which all contractors on the Olympic Park were contractually required to use.
The ODA has vowed to develop the greenest Olympic Games ever. Aside from its commitment to using legal and sustainable timber, focus has been on other environmental aspects such as energy consumption and recycling.