The Sustainability & Sports Integrity Study Group (hereafter the Study Group, renamed from the Group of Experts for Sustainable Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games), commissioned from the Japan Sports Facilities Association, conducted examinations to ensure sustainability and the integrity of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Games from December 2014 to August 2015 (5 meetings in total). The results of the examinations were summarized, and are hereby disclosed as “Report of the Sustainability & Sports Integrity Study Group”.
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The Study Group worked for objectives as followed.
(1) Different goods and services are going to be used in the delivery and operation of the Tokyo 2020 Games. This Study Group’s objective is to research necessary matters, such as criteria for “sustainable” sourcing, rules for consulting/training, providing guidance,implementing corrective action, and the prompt resolution of disputes, in order for those goods and services to be sourced in compliance with laws and due consideration and other responses in good faith with respect to issues such as the environment and human rights, in connection with the production and distribution processes for those goods and services.
(2) Study the preparations and methods needed to actualize the integrity of sport at the Tokyo 2020 Games, so that appropriate action is taken quickly against any issue that may occur and that the Games are conducted cleanly and fairly, in addition to opposing all forms of discrimination, and controlling the occurrence of, for example, the wrongful manipulation of matches.
This report consists of the six parts, “Objectives of this Study Group”, “Sustainability Themes for the Tokyo 2020 Games”, “Fundamental Approach to Sustainability in the Procurement Code”, “The Experience of the London 2012 Games” and “Future Issues for Study”.
The Study Group conducted a public consultation on which sustainability themes are important in the Tokyo 2020 Games. In addition, in order for the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to establish the Sustainable Operational Plan for Tokyo 2020 Games to form the basis of sustainability, and ensure the effectiveness of the Plan, it is important to develop a procurement code and a grievance mechanism. Along with this observation, we explored fundamental approach to sustainability in the procurement code to contribute to development of the criteria and rules required for securing sustainability. By using example of The London 2012 Games’ structures for securing sustainability, we examined the importance and functions of grievance mechanisms that remediate situations when any problems arise. This report summarizes the activities and the results of the examinations conducted by this Study Group.
We submitted this report to Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee through Japan Sports Facilities Association. We very much hope to encourage proper arrangements, such as a sustainable sourcing code and a grievance mechanism, established and running as early as possible.
The members of the Sustainability & Sports Integrity Study Group
(Chaired by Iwao Taka, DCS.)
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