London Assembly Motion, Wednesday 11th July
On Wednesday, we hope that this motion will be passed in the London Assembly:
Motion for Plenary 11 July 2012
LOCOG and Dow Chemicals sponsorship deal Related Motion
Mover: Navin Shah
Seconder: Darren Johnson
This Assembly believes that the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to select Dow as a Worldwide Partner has caused damage to the reputation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This Assembly feels the IOC and national organising committees should consider the environmental, social, ethical and human rights records of companies when awarding high-profile partnership and sponsorship deals.
The Assembly calls on the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to recommend that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduces criteria for the selection of Worldwide partners and high profile sponsors for future Games that address the principles defined in their Olympic Charter, and that the IOC review their current partnership with Dow in light of those criteria.
The full document about LA motions can be read here:
The motion will be debated from 10am onwards on Wednesday 11th July this week. The motion has much support and is expected to pass.
Press and members of the public are permitted to watch the motion’s debate and vote from the public gallery at the London Assembly – please feel free to come along, or even come and stand outside and make your support for the motion loud and clear!
Please feel free to spread the word to your supporters, media contacts, friends and colleagues. This is a really important motion for anybody with concerns about ethical sponsorship and the overall image of these companies who are involved with London 2012.