2nd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum (10/17)

~Building Win-Win-Win partnerships towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games where all women and men shine ~

The theme of 2018 Sustainability Forum is ‘fostering cooperation between enterprises and amongst actors in their supply chains to create more and better jobs.  Furthermore, the event seeks to build the momentum for generating joint action amongst stakeholders -notably by the sponsors’ commitment to promote responsible labour practices.

•    Date / Time :Wednesday 17th October 13:15-17:30    (Registration starts at 12:45)
•    Venue: U-Thant International Conference Hall, 3rd Fl. of the United Nations University Bldg. (5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku)

【Programme】 ※Simultaneous interpretation provided in English / Japanese
 Part I: 13:15-14:25

Welcome remarks
  • Ms. Akiko TAGUCHI, Director, ILO Office for Japan
  • Mr. Takashi YAMAMOTO, Vice Director General, Tokyo 2020
Keynote addresses   
  • Ms. Yuki ARATA, Senior Director, Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Department
‘’Sustainability initiatives in Tokyo2020 Games– Progress on Sustainable Sourcing Code and Grievance Mechanism”
  • Ms. Githa ROELANS, Head, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, Enterprises, ILO Geneva
“Celebrating diversity and inclusion in sports and business”

Part II: 14:25- 17:30

Session 1:     “Supply chain management and business contribution to achieving sustainable development through Tokyo 2020 sourcing”
  • Ms. Yukiko ARAI, Senior Specialist, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, ILO Geneva
  • Ms. Chikako MIYATA, CSR Promotion, Vice President, ANA HOLDINGS INC.
  • Mr. Youzou NAKAO, Talent Development Group, Human Resources Department, AJINOMOTO CO., INC.
  • Mr. Daisuke HARA, Global Compact Network Japan Supply Chain Working Group (Corporate Sustainability Office, Sojitz Corporation)
  • Mr. Masaki WADA, Director, The Global Alliance for Sustainable Supply Chain (ASSC)
  • Mr. Daisuke TAKAHASHI, Attorney at Law of Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices


Special Talk   
Mr. Hiroshi HASE, Member of the House of Representatives

Session 2: “Achieving Decent Work through Diversity and Inclusion”
From  the point of view of LGBT and persons with disabilities
  • Ms. Aki TAGUCHI, Director, Paralympians Association of Japan, NYK LINE Corporate Communication Group Office for Corporate Citizenship
  • Mr. Gon MATSUNAKA, Founder & President, Certified NPO good aging yells
Session 3: “Joint action towards achieving sustainable development towards the 2020 Games”
  • Mr. Hiroyuki MATSUI, ILO Governing Body Member of the Employers’ Organizations (Keidanren)
  • Ms. Akiko GONO, ILO Governing Body Member of the Workers' Organizations (JTUC-RENGO)
  • Ms. Yukiko FURUYA, Captain, Consumer Conference for Sustainability
  • Ms. Kaori KURODA, Executive Director, CSO Network Japan 
  • Ms. Miwa YAMADA, Director, Law and Institution Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies   
Reflection and the Way Forward   
  • Mr. Koji TESHIMA, Chief Compliance Officer, Executive Director of Administration
  • Ms. Githa ROELANS, Head, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, Enterprises, ILO Geneva

The Second Sustainability Forum in 2018 report and Messages from the Tokyo 2020 sponsors are available from Tokyo 2020 HP.  Click here.