Human rights are one of the core CSR topics that have sparked discussions and activities in countries such as Japan over recent years. Since September 2012, the Nippon CSR Consortium has been working to provide a forum in which to identify and discuss negative human rights impacts that may arise as a result of corporate activities. This work has been conducted in collaboration with companies from various industrial sectors, as well as NPOs, NGOs and human rights experts in academia.
The workshop in 2015 consisted of two sections. The first section, which was held between Jun 10th to July 3rd, focused on identifying and discussing negative human rights impacts by sector. In the second section, which was held between July 14th to July 28th, the Workshop on Draft for Food Vision was conducted. The results of discussions of the first section are summarized in the draft “Human Rights Issues (draft)” document and are hereby disclosed for public consultation.
Procedures for Submitting Comments
1. Draft Document for comments
“Human Rights Issues by Sector (draft) ” is available here.
“Comments for each sector from NGOs/NPOs, and subject experts ” is available here.
“Public Comment sheet ” is available here.
“List of participants (First Section)” is available here.
2. Process for Submissions
- Consultation Period and Deadline
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Friday, November 6, 2015 (Japan Time)
- Submission Address
Please send your comments to CRT Japan’s Nippon CSR Consortium secretariat, by e-mail as an attached document in Word format. Please kindly be advised that we are unable to accept comments through other methods (such as by telephone, fax, or post), nor are we able to accept anonymous submissions.
- Email Procedures
Address to: Secretariat of the Nippon CSR Consortium (in CRT Japan) email@example.com
Subject Header: Comment on “Human Rights Issues by Sector (draft)”
Organization/Affiliation and Name: (Department, Name)
Email and Telephone :
- Call for Comments
We invite public comments on the following questions. In the description of your comments, please specify the industry sector, page number, and concrete issue that your comment addresses. Depending on your needs, please enter your comments on the Public Comments sheet.
1. Please share any comments on the “Human Rights Issues by Sector (draft)”
2.Please freely respond with any comments on “Human Rights Issues by Sector (draft)” document
3.The final report is scheduled for publication in December 2015. What kind of format and/or procedure do you consider would be most appropriate for finalizing the report?
Secretariat of Nippon CSR Consortium (in CRT Japan Office)
Tel: +81-3-5728-6365 Fax: +81-3-5728-6366
3.Management and Handling of Comments
The comments on the draft submitted to the Nippon CSR Consortium will be used for the future reference of participants in the discussions. Unfortunately we are unable to respond to individual comments. All the comments, personal names and/or corporate and organizational names submitted will be disclosed on the CRT Japan website, however addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and addresses of the commenter’s will not be published. If the comments include private information, by which a particular individual can be identified, or any information deemed to damage a property right of an individual person or a corporation, pertinent sections of the text will be deleted at the time of publication.