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VANOC Sustainability Report

For VANOC, Sustainability means managing the social, economic and environmental impacts and opportunities of our Games to produce lasting benefits, locally and globally.

VANOC’s Sustainability Report 2009-10 is the fifth of five public Sustainability Reports prepared between 2005 and 2010. The final report covers the period from August 1, 2009 to April 30, 2010 and documents VANOC’s sustainability performance leading up to and through Games time as well as the majority of the decommissioning phase post-Games.

As part of its bid, Vancouver committed sustainability would be part of every aspect of the Games. The five annual sustainability reports tell VANOC’s sustainability story – what was promised, what VANOC had control over, and ultimately how VANOC performed against its goals.

For the VANOC team, the report provided a benchmark to measure progress and make adjustments as necessary on the road to 2010. For the public, it offers a window on our activities and sustainability performance.

Aside from VANOC’s own reporting, two independent studies examining the impact of the Games are in progress. They are the Olympic Games Impact (OGI) study () and the Joint Canada-British Columbia Socio-Economic Impact Study of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games ().

VANOC 2009 – 2010 Sustainability Report

Download the complete Sustainability Report in English (PDF, 15.9 MB)

Download sections of the document:

  • CEO Message and at a Glance (PDF, 446 KB)
  • Sustainability Scorecard and Assurers Report (PDF, 147 KB)
  • Introduction (PDF, 1.6 MB)
  • Accountability (PDF, 975 KB)
  • Environmental Stewardship and Impact Reduction (PDF, 2.5 MB)
  • Social Inclusion and Responsibility (PDF, 1.4 MB)
  • Aboriginal Participation and Collaboration (PDF, 1.2 MB)
  • Economic Benefits (PDF, 950 KB)
  • Sport for Sustainable Living (PDF, 971 KB)


  • Appendix A and B: Glossary and Key Acronyms (PDF, 106 KB)

  • Appendix C: The Vancouver 2010 Sustainability Star Program (PDF, 1.9 MB)
  • Appendix D: Sustainability Highlights of Venues, Villages and Facilities (PDF, 123 KB)

  • Appendix E: GRI and VANOC Customized Indicator Index (PDF, 184 KB)
  • Appendix F: Our Commitment to Sustainable Venues, Village and Torch Relay (PDF, 1.7 MB)

Download the complete Sustainability Report in French (PDF, 15.9 MB)

For past reports, visit vancouver2010.com/sustainability

This report was prepared by VANOC; 2010 Legacies Now is hosting them on its website as a courtesy.