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Does the organization identify physical and technological legacies?
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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sector Supplement - Event Organizers. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator EO13 - 'Number, type and impact of physical and technological legacies'.

Legacy can be the most significant part of an event’s organizing process.

Physical legacies may include infrastructure constructed for the event, improvements to community infrastructure, and environmental protection or enhancements. Technological legacies include increased technological capabilities, capacity, infrastructure and innovation that will last beyond the project life cycle.

Legacies may include lasting impacts on physical infrastructure, and new implemented technologies in the region, the local community and wider society. Legacies may also include new financial mechanisms and funds, particularly those devoted to managing legacy infrastructure.

Legacies can be those that are known, clearly defined and measured, and evident in the project life cycle, and future legacies that are yet to be defined, including initiatives with potential for positive legacy.

It may be relevant to report on baseline measurements to understand legacy impact.


Indicate whether the organization identified physical and technological legacies by choosing Yes or No.

If provided, in the comments section include details of the identified physical and technological legacies that are known, clearly defined and evident in the life cycle of the event, and the legacy potential of future and anticipated legacy, such as:

  • ŸInfrastructure constructed for the event by event organizers and partners, including buildings, transportation systems, and telecommunications, and plans for future use;
  • Transfer of operations and new operating entities, anticipated impacts of organizer’s initiatives on costs of operations and maintenance; 
  • New technologies and innovations designed, implemented, or scaled; 
  • Future plans to replicate or scale these technologies; 
  • Donation of physical and technological assets and inkind contributions; and 
  • Physical and technological environmental and/or community enhancement initiatives that improve conditions during or after the project life cycle. This may include natural areas created or protected, clean-up initiatives, and improved community facilities such as schools, parks and public spaces.

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