Verisk Maplecroft & Caux Round Table Japan partner to jointly provide Human Rights Risk Assessment Service in Japan
[London & Tokyo – 23rd June 2016]
Verisk Maplecroft (Maplecroft) and Caux Round Table Japan (CRT Japan) have committed to enhancing our cooperation with a Memorandum of Understanding in a move designed to help Japanese business manage global human rights risks. We are partnering to provide human rights impact assessments in Japan, utilising the world-leading global risk data from Maplecroft and stakeholder interviews with Japanese companies by CRT Japan to support Japanese businesses to establish robust human rights management systems.
“This exciting partnership will provide Japanese organisations with the data, tools and advice they need to proactively manage evolving human rights challenges.” says Sondra Scott, President of Verisk Maplecroft. “With our unique approach to human rights risk assessments and due diligence, we aim to help CRT Japan’s clients take leadership on this complex issue.”
Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of CRT Japan, said “we are delighted to announce this partnership after our communication over the past few years. Maplecroft’s data is crucial for properly understanding potential human rights risks that business faces in regions worldwide or that are associated with the sustainable sourcing of commodities. Using our combined expertise, we expect to help Japanese business to make the right decisions when responding to the growing expectations of stakeholders in relation to the respect of human rights.”
In July 2016, Maplecroft will plan to visit Tokyo as part of this partnership and to support wider engagement. We encourage companies and representatives in Japan who may be interested in our human rights impact assessment services and/or the data and analysis offered by Maplecroft to contact Miho Okada at email@example.com for further details.
Jason McGeown, Head of Communications
+44 (0) 1225 472 846
Caux Round Table Japan
Miho Okada, Director
+81 (0)3 5728 6365
We have currently undertaken this service, and will announce the midterm report at our “2016 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo” held on 15-16th September. For more details, please access to: http://crt-japan.jp/en/seminar-overview/global-conference/#anchor05
Verisk Maplecroft is a leading global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company offering an unparalleled portfolio of risk solutions. Our data-driven solutions offer global scope, granular detail and singular insight into the primary political risk, human rights, economic and environmental issues impacting organisational resilience, sustainable sourcing and the investment landscape.
Over 10 years, we have worked hand-in-hand with the world’s most sophisticated brands to develop a unique portfolio of global risk analytics, expert insight and user-centric platforms. These resources enable us to deliver a holistic evaluation of the key strategic, operational and reputational risks facing multinational organisations, their suppliers and the raw materials they source for any location worldwide.
By using our data and analysis companies gain a competitive edge in their decision making across critical functions of their business, including: business resilience, responsible procurement, compliance, market entry, security, sustainability, human rights due diligence and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment.
Working with us enables companies to:
- Benchmark countries, suppliers and commodities against the industry’s leading and most wide-ranging portfolio of risk analytics
- Identify, monitor and understand the full spectrum of above-ground risks, down to subnational levels across the value chain
- Draw on trusted, independent insight from world-class analysts to inform strategic and operational decision-making
- Instantly flag high risk operations, suppliers and raw materials by blending company specific data with our analytics
- Develop reputational leadership in human rights, sustainability and ESG issues
Verisk Maplecroft is a Verisk Analytics business (Nasdaq:VRSK).
About CRT Japan
The Caux Round Table (CRT) (http://www.cauxroundtable.org/) is an international network of experienced business leaders, who work with business and political leaders to design the intellectual strategies, management tools and practices to strengthen private enterprise and public governance to improve our global community. In Japan, since 2012, Caux Round Table Japan (http://crt-japan.jp/en/) coordinates a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss adverse human rights impacts which business may be involved with through their activities and in their supply chain, and provides the tools as Sedex (ethical supply chain management platform).