Public Consultation on Draft Sustainable Sourcing Policy for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) and the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) are partnering to help galvanise respect for human rights as part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two organisations have prepared a Draft Sustainable Sourcing Policy for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and welcome comments before submitting a final version to the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) and encouraging them to adopt it as their own. CRT-Japan and IHRB recently held a similar public consultation for a proposed Human Rights Statement.
CRT-Japan and IHRB believe the publication, and subsequent implementation, of a Sustainable Sourcing Code by TOCOG that takes account of social and human rights issues, will provide the necessary starting point towards ensuring that purchasing for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is conducted in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner.
Procedures for Submitting Comments
2. Process for Submissions
- Consultation Period and Deadline
Tuesday, August 25 to Friday, September 18, 2015. Submissions made after this deadline may not be considered and are at the discretion of CRT-Japan and IHRB.
- Submission Address
Please send your comments to CRT-Japan by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as an attached document in Word format. Please kindly be advised that we are unable to accept comments by other methods (such as by telephone, fax or post).
- Email Procedures
Address to: CRT-Japan email@example.com
Subject Header: Comments on Sustainable Sourcing Policy for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 (draft)
Please include at the top of the body of the email your:
Affiliation, Name (Name of Organisation/Company, Department and Name),
E-mail Address & Telephone Number.
Please state clearly if you wish your submission to remain anonymous.
- Call for Comments
We welcome comments on any aspect of the Draft Sustainable Sourcing Policy. In particular, please state if there are any additional areas that you feel should be included. We would be grateful if you would provide an explanation for your suggestions, giving as much detail as possible.
Please organise your comments under the relevant headings used in the Draft Policy, stating page numbers and paragraph positions where appropriate, as these will enable us to process the information effectively.
Tel: +81-3-5728-6365 Fax: +81-3-5728-6366
3.Management and Handling of Comments
All comments submitted will be considered by CRT-Japan and IHRB in our final synthesis, but we cannot promise to reflect every viewpoint as there may be repetition and possibly contradictory points of view. All organisations and individuals submitting comments on the draft statement will be recognised by name and affiliation and their contributions made available online unless they explicitly request to remain anonymous.
Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses will not be published. If the comments include private information, by which a particular individual can be identified, or any information deemed to damage the property rights or other rights of any individual or corporation, the relevant section of the text will be deleted at the time of publication. We are unable to respond to individual comments.
About the Authors
About Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan)
The Caux Round Table Japan (CRT-Japan) is the Japanese arm of an international network of principled business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. We offer practical advice to corporations in the area of business and human rights in Japan.
In 2012, one year before Tokyo won bid to host 2020 Olympic/Paralympic, CRT-Japan started to hold several events on Sustainable Event to share the human rights related risks associated with Tokyo 2020 Olympic/Paralympic.
In 2014, we held a Global Conference on CSR and Risk Management, and set one of the workshop themes as Mega-Sporting Events and human rights with support from IHRB.
In 2015, we released a request on Sustainability of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games to Organising Committee (TOCOG), IOC, JOC, IPC, JPC, Japanese government and sponsors. Our activities as a member of the Group of Experts for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are available here.
About Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)
The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is a global centre of excellence and expertise (a think & do tank) on the relationship between business and internationally proclaimed human rights standards.
IHRB works to shape policy, advance practice and strengthen accountability to ensure the activities of companies do not contribute to human rights abuses, and in fact lead to positive outcomes.
IHRB’s Mega-Sporting Events Programme promotes good human rights practice at Mega-Sporting Events through global research, engagement, advocacy and outreach. In 2013 IHRB published the report Striving for Excellence: Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights and in 2014 launched a learning web-platform.