SGS held its official Kick-Off Meeting |
September 28, 2020

The SGS Kick-off meeting was held at the Imperial Hotel Les Saisons Restaurant, attended by 19 people including Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi, Member of the House of Councilors (LDP) and Honorary Chairman of SGS; Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Former Secretary General of UNESCO and the Chairman of the Advisory Board of SGS; members of the Advisory Board and the Expert Panel; members of the Board of Directors, and the Secretariat. At the outset of the meeting, Mr. Matsuura delivered congratulatory remarks on the official launch of SGS, followed by a brief introduction of SGS’ vision by Herve Couraye, Representative Director of SGS and a brief presentation of SGS priority actions for fiscal years 2021 through 2022 by Kei Sakaguchi, a board member of SGS. After cordial exchanges among the participants over lunch, Mr. Hayashi closed the session with his comments on the important roles that sustainable food production and consumption play to secure the Earth’s sustainable future.