Sustainable development management system
From 1994, Russia is tending to follow the principles of sustainable development, providing balanced resolution of problems of economic development for the future and preservation of favorable condition of environment together with natural resource potential in order to satisfy vital needs of the population.
Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee bears responsibility for creating SMS aimed at introducing sustainable development principles into all aspects of preparation and delivery of the Games.
Main efforts will be aimed at generalization, transfer, application and dissemination of the most modem standards as well as at using advanced achievements, knowledge and experience.
SMS will be based on the generally recognized methogology «Plan-Do-Check-Act», PDCA, and its mission is to accumulate in-depth experience and front-edge accomplishments. This will make it possible to transfer all participants in preparation and delivery of the Games, to a new quality level by following the principle "adopt the best, do better, transfer the best".
Herewith, Olympic Games Impact Study (OGI) is an efficient tool enabling organizers and stakeholders to identify possible risks and to get full idea of impacts upon the region.
Such study is performed on a series of indicators laid down by the IOC in special Technical Guidelines. Systematic data collection on indicators will make it possible to control actual impacts of processes involved in preparation and delivery of the Games. This should enable the realization of timely and necessary arrangements to reduce negative impacts and to enhance positive perspectives of Games legacy at the early stage.
The role of SMS is to introduce absolutely new approach into nature management.
SMS will touch upon the period of preparations for the Games, and it will be fully unwound during the Games and transfer of Games legacy.
In accordance with the recommendations of the Olympic movement — Agenda XXI, by the end of 2012 SMS, as well as activities of maximum possible number of organizations involved in preparation and delivery of the Games will be brought into full compliance with requirements of IS014001 standard. Also, applicable components of regulation761/2001 EMAS will be introduced.
This will help to improve considerably the planning and activities regarding environmental support of the Games, as well as to raise efficiency of ecological risk management.