Sustainability

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the world's largest sports events, and the delivery of the Games has a much wider-ranging impact than most people can imagine. This impact is not limited to sport, but also on society, the economy and the environment. We aim to ensure that the influence of the Tokyo 2020 Games will extend far beyond the parameters of Tokyo, the Host City, to encompass the whole of Japan and the wider world.
Given the growing global focus on sustainability, it is vital that these concerns are fully addressed in the preparations for the delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games by implementing the Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Plan.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan Version 1

This plan illustrates the directions, the objectives and the examples of implemented measures for the Games preparations / operations with consideration for sustainability, which could be the reliable reference for the Games-related entities. Tokyo 2020 will continue to work on incorporating various points of views into this plan through discussions with a variety of delivery partners to go further into detail of and improve the plan.

Detailed target set up in figures and specific division of roles will be embodied in “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan Version 2” to be developed later.

Tokyo 2020 High-level Sustainability Plan

The Tokyo 2020 High-level Sustainability Plan outlines the basic approach to be adopted to ensure sustainability is integrated in Games planning and operations, and the overall direction of the plan. In addition, the High-level Sustainability Plan will provide a basis for ensuring that sustainability is considered from the planning stage of the Games while collecting ideas, opinions and information from various delivery partners*.

Delivery partners include the Government of Japan, regional/local governments and private entities that provide financial and other support for the development of the Plan and delivery of the Games.

Tokyo 2020 Fundamental Principles for the Sustainable Sourcing Code

To ensure the sustainable sourcing of products and services deemed vital to the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games, and in consideration of economic rationality, fairness and equity, the Tokyo 2020 Fundamental Principles for the Sustainable Sourcing Code sets out the fundamental principles that will provide the foundation for the Code, and serve as a guide for the establishment of specific contents to be included in the Sourcing Code.

Please see below for further details.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code (1st edition)

This sourcing code was formulated to ensure the sustainability as well as economic rationality of all products, services, etc. procured by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee) during the preparation and operating phases of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and clarifies the criteria and operating methods by which such products, services, etc. shall be procured. In addition, the sourcing code also defines the individual criteria for the sourcing of timber*, agricultural products, livestock products, and fishery products.

The criterion for the sourcing of timber was initially formulated in June 2016. However, this criterion has since been partially modified to enable integration into this sourcing code (1st edition).

Through conducting procurements in accordance with this sourcing code, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will contribute to integrating sustainability into the preparations and operations of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Additionally, to realise a society that practices sustainable consumption and production in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), we will work towards expanding initiatives similar to this sourcing code, and achieving widespread public recognition of the importance of sustainability.

Moreover, prior to applying this sourcing code to actual procurement contracts, we will continue examination of specific details for the setting up of a grievance mechanism.

(Download a file)Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code (1st edition) (PDF: 561.2 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber (PDF: 169.5 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Agricultural Products (PDF: 165.0 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Livestock Products (PDF: 167.3 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Fishery Products (PDF: 191.1 KB)

Please see below to view the Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber, which was published in June 2016

Solicitation of Public Comments on the Sustainable Sourcing Code (Draft)

We are seeking public comment on the draft for its future study.

Solicitation of Public Comments on the Sustainable Sourcing Code (Draft)
Solicitation of Public Comments has been closed.

Solicitation of Public Comments regarding the Grievance Mechanism for the Sustainable Sourcing Code

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee) is working to ensure the broad sustainability of the Tokyo 2020 Games, including in environmental, social and economic terms. As part of that effort, we have made a commitment to making sustainability a major consideration in the procurement process during preparations for, as well as the hosting of, the Games. In March 2017, the Organising Committee released the first edition of the Sustainable Sourcing Code.

We have studied the framework of the Grievance Mechanism to deal with cases regarding non-compliance with the Sourcing Code. This is to inform you that we have compiled the outline of the Grievance Mechanism, and would welcome comments from the public on the outline of the mechanism for future study.

(Download a file)Outline of the Grievance Mechanism on the Sustainable Sourcing Code (PDF: 54.4 KB)

Period for the acceptance of comments

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 to 5:00 pm on Monday, 4 December 2017 (JST)

Submission method

Please submit comments and required information on the following forms and submit by attaching them to an e-mail

(Download a file)Comments regarding the Grievance Mechanism (Excel: 53.2 KB)

Contact details for submitting comments and enquiries

Sustainability Department, Bureau of Games Operations
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
E-mail address: sustainability(at)tokyo2020.jp
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