Tokyo 2020 signs new partner

Japanese household insecticide company Earth Chemical has agreed a deal to sponsor the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Under the agreement, Earth Chemical will become an official partner of the Games – the second domestic tier of the sponsorship programme.

The company has been attributed the ‘Pesticides, Repellents, Fertilisers, Soil for Seed Planting and Herbicides, for Household Use’ category.

As an official partner of the Games, Earth Chemical will be granted the right to use Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery, including emblems, mascots and slogans.

Katsunori Kawabata, president and chief executive of Earth Chemical, said: “Our company has grown by focusing diligently on helping people live healthier, more comfortable lives and by continually supplying the highest quality products. Under our slogan 'The summer of 2020 will also be protected by Earth Chemical,’ we are committed to supporting the Tokyo 2020 Games.” 

The addition of Earth Chemical to the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship portfolio brings the total number of domestic partners to 44, including 29 official partners.