The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today welcomed Shimizu Corporation (Shimizu) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter, the third domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.
The company has been attributed the category “Construction Services for Facilities and Public Infrastructures.” Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 55*, including 15 Gold Partners, 30 Official Partners, and 10 Official Supporters, all of whom will play vital roles in the successful delivery of the Games.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, “We are delighted to have Shimizu as an Official Supporter. Shimizu creates properties for new generations, helping to shape the future of Japan for years to come. Shimizu actually helped construct one of Yoyogi National Stadium's gymnasiums for the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, and so we are very pleased they will be supporting the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games, having always demonstrated sincere craftsmanship and innovation in their work.”
Kazuyuki Inoue President and Director of Shimizu Corporation commented, “We are honored to be able to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as an Official Supporter. Our company aims to “realize an inclusive society” in line with the concepts of our basic principles of management, “The Analects and the Abacus”, and our corporate message, “Today's Work, Tomorrow's Heritage“. For this purpose, we have continued to promote equality and empowerment of people with an impairment, popularize para sports, and train volunteers. We will contribute to the success of the Games so that the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be a pleasant event filled with hope for all people.”
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Olympic sponsorship programme is divided into four separate categories, with the IOC's The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme constituting the very highest level of Olympic sponsorship. The Worldwide TOP Partners who support the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are Coca-Cola, Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.
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. Domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and until 2020 they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of Japan's Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Tokyo 2020's Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery, including emblems, mascots and slogans. 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: Sponsorship Programme
About Shimizu Corporation: Founded in 1804, Shimizu has always valued earnest dedication to monozukuri (superb craftsmanship), high aspirations, innovation, and the customer-oriented philosophies towards business practiced by the founders, Kisuke Shimizu I and Kisuke Shimizu II. The basic management principles taught by Eiichi Shibusawa, a leading entrepreneur in Japan from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, who served the company as an advisor based on the last wishes of late Mannosuke, the third generation of Shimizu management, in his book The Analects and the Abacus, were then introduced. His teachings held that ethics and economic activities are compatible, and helped the company's business to prosper.
*In addition to these 55 Tokyo 2020 domestic partners, the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme also includes seven Worldwide Olympic Partners – Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble and Toyota – as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partners.