The Olympic and Paralympic Movement and Sustainability
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are among the world's largest sporting events. This impact is not limited to sport, but also on society, the economy and the environment. We aim to ensure that the positive impacts of the Tokyo 2020 Games will extend far beyond the parameters of Tokyo, the host city, to encompass the whole of Japan and the world.
The United Nations adopted “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, which specified that "Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development."
The Sustainability Concept of the Tokyo 2020 Games
Tokyo 2020 set the sustainability concept of the Games as "Be better, together - For the planet and the people". We will take the initiative to meet its responsibility to deliver sustainable Games and showcase solution models of global sustainability challenges to people in Japan and around the world.
We aim to contribute to the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the delivery of the Games. We are also committed to making sure the meaning of the Tokyo 2020 Games’ concepts and legacies will be passed on to future Olympic/Paralympic Games and various activities and initiatives throughout Japan and the world.
For those who plan to attend the Games
Tokyo 2020 has been implementing various sustainability initiatives with the participation and cooperation of the stakeholders and citizens. Our efforts will continue during the Games as we aim to deliver a sustainable Games with the cooperation of all the spectators who attend the Games.
Here is an introduction to the relationship between sustainability and everyone attending the Games at a competition venue.
Main Themes of Sustainability and Sustainable Sourcing Code
The Tokyo 2020 Games set five main sustainability themes, which Tokyo 2020, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Government of Japan and other delivery partners work on in preparations for and operations of the Games.
In addition, Tokyo 2020 formulated the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code as a tool to ensure sustainability throughout the supply chains of products and services Tokyo 2020 procures as well as licensed products.
We will promote energy savings and use of renewable energy as much as possible "Towards Zero Carbon".
Through 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle), we aim to "Zero Wasting".
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
We will contribute to the realization of "City within Nature/Nature within the City".
Human Rights, Labour and Fair Business Practices
We will operate the Games in accordance with the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Involvement, Cooperation and Communications (Engagement)
Through the participation and collaboration of entire society, we will create the Games which open to everyone.
Sustainable Sourcing Code
We have devised the Sustainable Sourcing Code for products and services to be procured as well as licensed products.
Carbon Offset Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Games
We will offset the unavoidable CO₂ emissions, by reduction at other places that satisfy certain conditions.
Recycled Plastic Victory Ceremony Podium Project ~ Made From Used Consumer Product Packaging ~
Public involvement project to collect household waste plastic and manufacture victory ceremonies podia.
Japanese Lumber Relay: 'A Village Plaza Built by All' at the Athletes' Village
This project seeks to realise nationwide participation in the Games by constructing a building using lumber from around the country. Use of wood from different regions throughout the building will express diversity and harmony.
Plan and Report, etc.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Policy
This page is designed to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Policy.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan
This page is designed to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan.
This page is designed to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Report.
We are seeking public comment on the draft for future study.
5 November 2019
Tokyo 2020 Games Key sustainability projects by Tokyo 2020
25 July 2018
Tokyo 2020 Joins United Nations Global Compact