Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code

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

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, fishery products, paper, and palm oil.

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.

(Download a file)Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainable Sourcing Code (2nd edition) (PDF: 707.7 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber (PDF: 97.8 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Agricultural Products (PDF: 93.3 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Livestock Products (PDF: 95.5 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Fishery Products (PDF: 110.9 KB) (Download a file)Sustainable Sourcing Code for Paper (PDF: 121.9 KB) (Download a file)Sourcing Code for the Promotion of Sustainable Palm Oil (PDF: 126.8 KB)

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

Commentary on the Sustainable Sourcing Code

(Download a file)Commentary on the Sustainable Sourcing Code (PDF: 741.7 KB) (Download a file)Commentary on the Sustainable Sourcing Code for Agricultural Products (PDF: 1.2 MB) (Download a file)Commentary on the Sustainable Sourcing Code for Livestock Products (PDF: 744.9 KB) (Download a file)Commentary on the Sustainable Sourcing Code for Fishery Products (PDF: 560.6 KB)

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.

(Download a file)Tokyo 2020's steps to securing sustainability (PDF: 101.0 KB) (Download a file)Checklist of sustainability initiatives (Excel: 21.9 KB) (Download a file)Checklist entry example (PDF: 112.7 KB) (Download a file)Commitment Letter (Word: 15.6 KB)

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.

(Download a file)Operational Standards (PDF: 97.4 KB) (Download a file)Reporting Form (Word: 22.0 KB) (Download a file)Tokyo2020 outline of grievance mechanis (PDF: 213.0 KB) (Download a file)Advisory Panel (PDF: 193.8 KB) (Download a file)Establishment of grievance mechanisms for the Sustainable Sourcing Code by Tokyo 2020, TMG and JSC (PDF: 101.1 KB) (Download a file)Candidates for Advisory Panel Membership in the Grievance Mechanism for the Tokyo2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code (PDF: 61.9 KB) (Download a file)(Flyer) Grievance Mechanism for Sustainable Sourcing Code (PDF: 288.1 KB)

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
11th floor, Shinjuku Park Tower
3-7-1 Nishi-shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
163-1011

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

  • Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism

(Download a file)Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism (As of September 30, 2018) (PDF: 22.7 KB) (Download a file)Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism (As of August 31, 2018) (PDF: 18.8 KB) (Download a file)Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism (As of July 31, 2018) (PDF: 18.9 KB) (Download a file)Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism (As of June 30, 2018) (PDF: 18.9 KB) (Download a file)Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism (As of May 31, 2018) (PDF: 19.3 KB) (Download a file)Status of the reports received in the Grievance Mechanism (As of April 30, 2018) (PDF: 19.3 KB) This report will be updated monthly.

  • Result report for each case

(Download a file)Result report NO.1 (PDF: 75.8 KB) (Download a file)Result report NO.2 (PDF: 76.5 KB)