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Public Consultation on Draft Sustainable Sourcing Policy for Tokyo 2020

Report, 25 August 2015

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

  1. Draft Document for comments
    The document is available in English and Japanese.

  2. Process for Submissions

    1. 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.

    2. Submission Address
      Please send your comments to CRT-Japan by e-mail [email protected] 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).

    3. Email Procedures
      Address to: CRT-Japan [email protected]
      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.

    4. 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.

    5. Enquiries
      Tel: +81-3-5728-6365
      Fax: +81-3-5728-6366
      Email: [email protected]

  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.

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