【Report】Delivering the speech at the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum

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Mr Takeshi Shimotaya, Executive Director of ASSC (The Global Alliance for Sustainable Supply Chain) gave a speech about “Realising Decent Work through Labour Dimension of CSR” at the 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum at the United Nations University Elizabeth Rose International Conference Hall on 18th September 2019.
This forum is the 3rd Forum for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games in 2020, where TOCOG and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) agreed a partnership to promote “Be better, together: Tokyo 2020 as Game Changers in advancing decent work”

In addition to introducing ASSC foreign workers Round table and ASSC Workers Voice (AWV) as Workers Driven Monitering, we introduced the actual situation in the field based on our know-how, knowledge and experience.

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Co-organized: International Labour Organization (ILO) / The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020)

  • Date & Time: Wednesday 18th September, 13:00-16:00 (Registration starts at 12:30)
  • Venue: Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall, 5th Fl. of the United Nations University Bldg. (5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku)

Aim of the 2019 Forum:
Building on the outcomes of the two past Forums (the first Forum in 2017 helped raise awareness amongst relevant stakeholders; during the second Forum in 2018, the Games’ delivery partners presented their practices and sent messages expressing their commitment to promoting sustainability), the third Forum in 2019 will aim at showcasing delivery partners’ action to promote Decent Work in Japan and abroad, due diligence on human rights and labour rights, and the actions required to leave ‘visible legacy’ in Japan, through the Olympic Movement, and contributions to the world’s sustainable development.

※Simultaneous interpretation provided in English/Japanese

Programme

13:00 Opening/Welcome
– Mr. Takashi YAMAMOTO, Vice Director General, Tokyo 2020
– Ms. Akiko TAGUCHI, Director, ILO Office for Japan

13:10 Presentation by Tokyo 2020
– Ms. Yuki Arata, Senior Director of Sustainability, Tokyo 2020
Report and progress on the 2020 efforts to promote sustainability (Sourcing Code, Grievance mechanism)
Updates on the ILO-Tokyo 2020 partnership

13:30 Session 1: Realising Decent Work through Labour Dimension of CSR
– Moderated by Mr. Vic Van Vuuren, Director, Enterprises Department, ILO Geneva
Panelists:
– Mr. Satoshi FUKE, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd
– Mr. Naoto OOMI, Vice-President, JTUC-RENGO
– Mr. Takeshi SHIMOTAYA, Executive Director of the ASSC (The Global Alliance for Sustainable Supply Chain)
– Mr. Kenta GOTO, Professor, Kansai University

14:30 Break

14:45 Special address
– Ms. Noriko MIZOGUCHI, Professor, Japan Women’s College of Physical Education, Olympinan and Silver Medalist in Judo of 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

14:55 Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work
Moderated by Ms. Yukiko ARAI, Senior Specialist, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, Enterprises Department, ILO Geneva
– Presentation or a short video on the new convention and recommendation (ILO)
– Mr. Kinya TOKUHIRO, Deputy Senior Director of Sustainability, Tokyo 2020
– Ms. Noriko MIZOGUCHI, Professor, Japan Women’s College of Physical Education and Olympian, and Silver Medalist in Judo, 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

15:15 Session 2: Building Our Society through Realisation of Decent Work

– Moderated by Mr. Yusuke HIBINO, Director of Sustainability Operation, Tokyo 2020
Panelists:
– Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
– Mr. Hiroyuki MATSUI, Member of the Employers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body and Senior Advisor, Labour Legislation Bureau, Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)
– Ms. Akiko GONO, Member of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body and Advisor on International Affairs (JTUC-RENGO)
– Tokyo Metropolitan Government
– Ms. Yukiko ARAI, Senior Specialist, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, ILO Geneva

Video Message from Ms. Mikako KOTANI, Olympian and 1988 Seoul Games bronze medalist, Executive Board Member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), and member of the Executive Committee of the World Olympians Association

16:00 Closing

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