The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced today that it has selected JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JX Nippon Oil & Energy) to become an official Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner.
JX Nippon Oil & Energy, Tokyo 2020's sixth Gold Partner, is attributed the category "Oil, Gas & Electricity supply services" and will join Tokyo 2020's efforts to ensure the successful delivery of the Games.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said, "It gives me great pleasure today to announce that we have concluded a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner agreement with JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation. Although the company has been attributed the category of "Oil, Gas & Electricity supply services", JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation has recently launched business operations in the vitally important field of hydrogen energy. I look forward to an increased awareness of the potential benefits of achieving a 'hydrogen energy society.' We very much hope that the company will contribute to promoting and further building momentum in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Games through its 11,000 ENEOS-branded service stations across Japan."
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Representative Director and Chairman of the Board Yasushi Kimura, said, "We consider it a great honour to be given this opportunity to support the 2020 Games and Japan's national Olympic and Paralympic teams as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the category of "Oil, Gas & Electricity supply services". JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to supply fuel for Games-related vehicles and related facilities with petroleum, gas and electricity. By leveraging our extensive network of service stations - Japan's largest - JX Nippon Oil & Energy will contribute to the creation of widespread excitement and momentum for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games."
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are Coca-Cola, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa. In addition, domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and over the next six years they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery including emblems, mascots and slogans. The Olympic sponsor programme is divided into four separate categories: the IOC's The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme constitutes the very highest level of Olympic sponsorship, while the three remaining categories are designated for domestic sponsors. The highest domestic tier comprises Gold Partners, the second tier consists of Official Partners and the third tier is made up of Official Supporters. In collaboration with all sponsors who take part in the Marketing Programme, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work to contribute to a brighter tomorrow for both Japan and the world. Please click the following link to learn more about the rights granted to the Tokyo 2020 Games' Sponsors:
About JX Nippon Oil & Energy: JX Nippon Oil & Energy is an integrated energy company with an extensive business portfolio. While the refining and sales of petroleum products (gasoline, kerosene, lubricants, etc.) comprise its main business, the company also imports and retails natural gas and coal, supplies electricity and hydrogen for the fuel cell vehicles that went on the market in December 2014. Service stations bearing the company's brand name "ENEOS" are situated in about 11,000 locations nationwide, making it the largest network of its kind in Japan. The company boasts the highest domestic market share with approx. 40% of national fuel sales. The volume of sales as of the fiscal year ending in March 2014 was approximately JPY 11 trillion (or USD 89 billion at the exchange rate of JPY 121/USD). JX Nippon Oil & Energy's brand "ENEOS" is a portmanteau word created from "ENERGY" and "NEOS," meaning 'new' in Greek. JX Nippon Oil & Energy is proud to have supplied the gas for the Olympic flame at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, and the kerosene for the Olympic torch.
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