Sochi 2014 agrees to programme for sustainable construction

July 2, 2010

Alexander Zhukov, abortion The Russian deputy Prime Minister and National Olympic Committee President, has approved a programme looking to enhance the number of environmental projects related to Olympic venue construction.

Sochi is due to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, and the programme is set to reward environmentally friendly design and construction methods being used by Olympic venue construction firms. The objective is to inspire new green standards for sports facilities, accommodation centres and infrastructure.

The Supervisory board, chaired by Mr Zhukov, also agreed to develop an ecological purchasing policy for the Sochi Games, which will encourage purchasing from suppliers whose services and goods have limited environmental impact, use waste reducing technology and preserve natural resources.

Sochi 2014 Organising Committee President and CEO, Dmitry Chernyshenko, said: “Today we see the positive changes that have been made possible in our country  as a result of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi. There are new standards being reached in many fields and construction is one of them.

“The programme agreed today includes a list of environmental requirements for the Organising Committee in purchasing goods and services, allowing us to align our purchasing activities with international best practice.

“I am sure that the green standards will become central to all building projects in Russia and that more companies will follow the principles of sustainability in their activities.”