Sustainable Procurement Policy
Social Compliance Programming
2006 to 2009
Reeve led the design, development and implementation of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee’s (VANOC) award winning Buy Smart program. With VANOC’s goals for sustainability and Aboriginal inclusion as the framework, the Buy Smart program ensured that goods and services procured by the Committee came from suppliers that delivered social and environmental value. Buy Smart incorporated social and environmental criteria into the procurement process, including criteria designed to engage the Aboriginal business community and social enterprises. In the final year of Games preparations, over $2.3 million dollars of goods and services were sourced from Aboriginal contractors and entrepreneurs and social enterprises from the Vancouver area. This was achieved by direct contracting as well as through supporting major suppliers to joint venture with, and subcontract to Aboriginal businesses and social enterprises.
VANOC produced this short video on their Sustainability Journey.