Firms with good employment practices should be favoured says MP

Companies that employ sustainable construction methods should be favoured for contracts in the multi-billion pound procurement round for the 2012 Olympic Games, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said this week. The body made the call after Olympics minister Tessa Jowell said she is keen to see contracts awarded to firms with good employment practices. RICS wants sustainable construction to be included in this, particularly in light of the government's energy review objective to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

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