Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code

Tokyo 2020 Fundamental Principles of 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

This sourcing code was created 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. It also clarifies the criteria and operating methods by which such products, services, etc. shall be procured. The sourcing code also defines the individual criteria for the sourcing of timber, agricultural products, livestock products, fishery products, paper, and palm oil.

Following this sourcing code, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will put sustainability into the heart of preparations and operations for the Tokyo 2020 Games. To create 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.

Please see below to view the Sustainable Sourcing Code, which was published in the past

Commentary on the Sustainable Sourcing Code

Steps to securing sustainability

When selecting suppliers in procurement process commenced after March 2018, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games requires applicants to submit a checklist demonstrating their sustainability efforts as well as a commitment letter.

Establishment of a Grievance Mechanism to handle reports of non-compliance with the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (hereafter: Tokyo 2020) has established a Grievance Mechanism, which will receive reports of non-compliance with the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code (hereafter: Sourcing Code), and respond fairly and transparently with a view to resolving reported cases promptly. The Mechanism will work in accordance with the Operational Standards.

In addition, Tokyo 2020 plans to establish an external Advisory Panel which will provide neutral feedback on each reported case.

For reports of non-compliance, the dedicated form needs to be completed and sent to the below email address or by post to the below postal address.

Tokyo 2020 will make best efforts to promptly process any reports received by November 30, 2020, the end of the period for receiving reports at the Grievance Mechanism, in accordance with its Operational Standards. On the other hand, since Tokyo 2020 is a temporary organisation that will be dissolved after the Games, there is a possibility that the process at the Grievance Mechanism may not be completed as scheduled under the Operational Standards, especially for reports submitted after the Games. Even in such cases, nevertheless, Tokyo 2020 will provide information on other grievance mechanism(s) available to the reporter or relevant parties concerned, where possible.

FAQ on the Grievance Mechanism for the Sustainable Sourcing Code

Contact details for reports of non-compliance

E-mail address:grievance(at)suscode.tokyo2020.jp
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Postal address

Sustainability Dept., Administration Bureau
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
10th Floor, Harumi Island Triton Square Office Tower Z
1-8-12 Harumi Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-6210
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-6124

Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism for the Sustainable Sourcing Code

Reference

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