Partnership with the ILO

Partnership between Tokyo 2020 and the ILO

In April 2018, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a partnership agreement aimed at advancing "decent work" through the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. 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 Conclude MoU Promoting 'Decent Work' and Sustainable Development

Sustainability Forums

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.

The 1st Sustainability Forum (in japanese only)(September 21, 2017)

The 2nd Sustainability Forum(October 17, 2018)

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 useful reference for businesses in their effort 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.

ILO Helpdesk for Business on International Labour Standards(Open in a new window)

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 assistance@ilo.org or telephone +41 22 799-6264 (fax +41 22 799-6354). This individual assistance service is free and confidential.

About the Helpdesk(Open in a new window)

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.
E-learning(Open in a new window)
Training opportunities

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 in the following website.

Training opportunities(Open in a new window)

Resources on the ILO MNE Declaration

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

Text of the Tripartite declaration of principles concerning multinational enterprises and social policy (ILO MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (March 2017)(Open in a new window)

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 from the following website.

Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) - 5th Edition (2017)(Open in a new window)

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.

Summary of the principles of the ILO MNE Declaration(Open in a new window)

Country-specific data
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 from the following site.

Ratifications by country(Open in a new window)

NATLEX(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:

NATLEX Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation(Open in a new window)