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Tokyo 2020 x SDGs

The Tokyo 2020 Games and SDGs

The goal of the Tokyo 2020 Games is not just to create an exciting sports event for the competing athletes and spectators from around the world, but to make a long-term positive impact on the society, economy and environment. The Tokyo 2020 Games formulated the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sustainability Plan and have implemented various measures to help realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

"Be better, together ー For the planet and the people"

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games sustainability concept focuses on the five themes: 'Climate Change', 'Resource Management', 'Natural Environment and Biodiversity', 'Human Rights, Labor and Fair Business Practice', and 'Involvement, Cooperation, and Communications (Engagement)'. Some of the key sustainability projects include using recycled materials for creating the Tokyo 2020 medals, Olympic torch, and medal ceremony podiums. Furthermore, the games aim to reduce carbon emission through their Carbon offset program, through measures including the use of energy from renewable sources, energy-efficient vehicles, and more.

Besides the five themes, Tokyo 2020 created a Sustainable Sourcing Code for all involved parties to follow; ensuring sustainable sourcing of official Tokyo 2020 Games merchandise, as well as other products and services used for the Games.

Through its planning and preparations, Tokyo 2020 demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and the achievement of the SDGs. This commitment will leave a lasting, positive impact on the world, long after the flames are extinguished in September 2021.

2020 olympic medals
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To decrease the negative environmental impact, the roughly 5,000 medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games were made using materials from small electronic devices such as old mobile phones, donated by the public.
olympic stadium overview
All competition venues, IBC (International Broadcasting Centre)/ MPC (Main Press Centre), and the Olympic & Paralympic Village will use electricity coming from 100 per cent renewable sources.
tokyo2020 torch
Around 30 per cent of the Olympic torch is made from recycled materials, and during the torch relay, all torch bearers will wear eco-friendly uniforms made partially from recycled plastic bottles.
village plaza timber
The timber used for the Village Plaza in the Olympic and Paralympic Village was donated from 63 Japanese municipal governments and after the games it will be re-used at local facilities from where it was donated from.
tokyo 2020 official cloths
Tokyo 2020’s sustainable sourcing code ensures that all parties involved with the products and services related to the Games uphold a sustainable production process and fair business practice.
water bus tokyo skytree
In consideration to the water environment, Tokyo 2020 plans to daily use around 1,200m3 rainwater and other reclaimed water in their operations.
Ariake Gymnastic Centre
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The Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines includes measures to make the Games fully inclusive for everyone, such as these accessible ramps inside the Ariake Gymnastic Centre, one of the venues for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
According to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games High-level Sustainability Plan:
“The Olympic Charter makes clear the respect for human rights in the Fundamental Principles of Olympism as “The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”