Following the furore over recently published evidence that some Olympics merchandise manufactured in China was produced using child labour, Sebastian Coe (Chairman of Locog) is quoted by Procurement Leaders:
“We place a high priority on environmental,
social and ethical issues when securing goods and services. As soon as
we were made aware of the Playfair 2012 report, we instructed our
independent monitor to carry out a comprehensive investigation and
review. The outcome of this will be made public as soon as it is
We have taken a lead in ethical sourcing and supply chain management
but there is always more to do and we are committed to making a real
difference to workers’ lives and creating a valuable legacy that we can
That's fine, but could not all of this been avoided had Locog not instead sourced their supplies of Olympics tat from UK based companies instead of from China?
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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