Partnership between Tokyo 2020 and the ILO
In April 2018, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a partnership agreement aimed at advancing "decent work" through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The agreement focuses on promoting socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games' delivery partners. Please refer to the following for details regarding the MoU.
Tokyo 2020 and the ILO jointly organise annual Sustainability Forums to raise awareness on socially responsible labour practices.
Outcomes of the past events can be accessed from the following weblinks.
Resource materials and tools for advancing the labour dimension of CSR
Below is a list of resource materials and tools for implementing socially responsible labour practices. They will serve as a useful reference for businesses in their efforts to comply with the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code.
ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards
The ILO Helpdesk for Business is the one-stop shop for company managers and workers on how to better align business operations with international labour standards and build good industrial relations.
Check out available ILO resources and tools as well as Questions and Answers (Q&As) and useful links on:
Specific queries on applying principles of international labour standards in company operations can be directly submitted by email to email@example.com or telephone +41 22 799-6264 (fax +41 22 799-6354). This individual assistance service is free and confidential.
A new section on “Business and COVID-19” has been created on the ILO Helpdesk for Business web site with useful information for enterprises, including ILO practical resources and tools, webinars and normative sources relevant in the context business response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is available in English, French and Spanish.
E-learning Business and Decent Work
This self-guided e-Learning module provides an introduction to the ILO's Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) using real cases that highlight how the principles of the MNE Declaration can be put into practice to address a range of labour and employment issues in different contexts.
The ILO offers a variety of training for company managers through its training centre in Italy. Information on the scheduled training courses can be found on the following website.
The ILO MNE Declaration
Based on international labour standards, the ILO MNE Declaration provides guidance to companies, governments, and employers' and workers' organisations for achieving decent work for all, a universal goal recognised in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The ILO MNE Declaration Portal page
In order to facilitate understanding of the principles of the MNE Declaration, the ILO offers a variety of tools on the following website.
Principles of the MNE Declaration (Summary)
An overview of the principles of the ILO MNE Declaration for governments and multinational companies in the MNE Declaration.
Companies gathering country-specific information related to their overseas supply chains may find the following resources useful.
Ratifications by country
The status of ratification of ILO Conventions in each country can be confirmed on the following site.
(Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation)
The ILO maintains a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation.
Click the link to access NATLEX: