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Diversity and inclusion

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It is our aim to make diversity and inclusion a key differentiator of our Games, celebrating the many differences among the cultures and communities of the United Kingdom.

It's not simply about recruiting a diverse workforce. It's about the suppliers, the competitors, the officials and the spectators – in fact, everyone connected with the Games, from the security guards to the bus drivers. Diversity and inclusion influence every detail of our Games-time planning, from accessible transport to our Food Vision.

We're taking a strategic approach to ensure that we can make the most impact in a relatively short period of time. We work closely with key stakeholders and partners to understand their perspectives, issues and concerns, to inform and shape our diversity and inclusion strategy.

This is how LOCOG will deliver a truly memorable, welcoming and inclusive 2012 Games – everyone's Games.

Governing groups

The LOCOG Diversity and Inclusion team works closely with a number of groups to ensure diversity and inclusion are a key differentiator of our Games, celebrating the many differences among the cultures and communities of the United Kingdom.


Diversity was a key reason why London, one of the most multicultural cities in the world, was chosen to host the Games in the bidding process.


In keeping with our promise to make London 2012 everyone's Games, we want to recruit the most diverse workforce possible – regardless of age, race, disability, sexuality, gender, gender identity or belief.


Our Business Charter explains how we have embedded the principles of diversity and inclusion into its own procurement activities, as well as those of its main contractors and suppliers.

An inclusive Games

To achieve our vision, we must ensure that every individual in the organisation takes responsibility for an inclusive approach and that this is fully integrated into business decisions.

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