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Sustainability Management

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games(POCOG) wants to make a step forward in terms of sustainability standards and performance levels that have been demonstrated in the previous Olympic Games and international sporting events in all stages of activities from preparation, and hosting of the events to post-Games management.In order to ensure systemic implementation of sustainability and to raise awareness of participants on sustainability in all phases of activities such as preparation of the Olympic Games, hosting of the events, and post management, the International Standard for Event Sustainability Management(ISO20121:2012) is applied to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Principles for Sustainability Management

PyeongChang Sustainability shall be managed based on the following principles

Stewardship, Inclusivity, Integrity, Transparency Diagram
In order to achieve sustainability, POCOG is responsible for sharing its goals with the government, local governing bodies and its stakeholders and executing the details accordingly.
In order to discover and resolve sustainability issues, POCOG makes every effort to involve internal and external stakeholders and cooperate with them.
Following its strict moral compass, POCOG shall operate in an honest and trustworthy manner to meet international standards when working to achieve sustainability.
In its decision-making process and relevant activities for achieving sustainability, POCOG is committed to clarity, preciseness, and transparency.
  • ISO20121 'Raising internal and external credibility with international certification'
  • ISO20121 Report cover

    ISO20121 Report

  • Sustainability Management System Certificate Ceremony photo

    Sustainability Management System Certificate Ceremony

Sustainability Management Policy

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games aims to achieve sustainability vision 'Creating a New Horizon for Sustainable PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games : Furthering Benefits to Human and Nature' through the entire process of Games preparations, operation, and post-Games management.
Sustainable development in all pillars of environment, society and economy is pursued, and POCOG exerts its upmost efforts to create tangible and intangible Olympic Legacy. To achieve this mission, the following sustainability management policy came to be established.

  • 1POCOG establishes goals and action plans to achieve Olympic Games principles, objectives, values and policy.
  • 2POCOG abides by both Korean and international laws and regulations on the operation of the Games.
  • 3POCOG applies sustainable management policy to the organisations, tasks and facilities involved in the Games management and operation.
  • 4POCOG fulfills its environmental, economic and social responsibilities through continual improvement the Games operation.
  • 5POCOG unfolds proactive efforts to accomplish low carbon green Olympic Games with the sense of responsibility for environment.
  • 6POCOG strives for lasting development of the local community through activation of local economy and regional integration.
  • 7POCOG enables PyeongChang 2018 to contribute to the promotion of Olympism through winter sports.

PyeongChang Sustainability Management Main Activities

POCOG has established sustainability management system to strike a balance in aspects such as the environment, economic and social development and ultimately contribute to sustainable development.
The PyeongChang sustainability management system is developed to achieve PyeongChang sustainability management goals through continuous improvement activities based on the framework of Plan-Do-Check-Act.

SUSTAINABILITY PyeongChang 2018™ - Plan, Do, Act, Check
  • Collect feedback from stakeholders
  • Establish tasks and goals for sustainability management
  • Set role and responsibilities by goals
POCOG Actions
  • Establish and operate a task force team for sustainability management
  • Incorporate FA bid commitment performance, IOC sustainability review, and project review into management plan
  • Establish Sustainability goals, Performance indicators, and R&R
  • Raise awareness on sustainability management
  • Implement sustainability management strategies and detailed tasks by FA
  • Improve sustainability of supply chain
POCOG Actions
  • Provide on/off-line training for all employees and TFT workshop
  • Document FA activities and deliverables
  • Provide sustainability training for supply chain
  • Improve sustainability management
POCOG Actions
  • Check gaps in sustainability management
  • Develop and perform improvement measures for sustainability management
  • Monitor and evaluate sustainability management performance
  • Internal audit
  • Report to the executive
POCOG Actions
  • Monitor sustainability performance of related FAs and supply chain
  • Perform sustainability management audit
  • Report to the executive
Before the Games
  • Establish sustainability plan
  • Establish sustainability management system
  • Obtain ISO20121 certification and post management
  • Implement sustainability management projects
  • Operate the sustainability website
During the Games
  • Monitor sustainability management
  • Carry out sustainability communication
  • Publish sustainability reports
After the Games
  • Publish sustainability reports
  • Publish legacy reports