Going for gold with CSR

VANOC forges link between HR and sustainability goals
By Coro Strandberg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/19/2010

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games were more than just a record gold medal haul for Canada. Behind the scenes, the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) achieved a gold standard in sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) by forging an early link between human resource and sustainability goals.

VANOC’s HR playbook is a must-read for other HR managers who hope to see the same success.

VANOC’s game plan for linking HR and sustainability or CSR — the incorporation of social and environmental factors into the governance, strategy, management and operations of an organization — included the following moves: