In September 2012, Caux Round Table Japan established a Nippon CSR Consortium as a platform for multi-stakeholders in cooperation with companies, NGO/NPO and academic experts. The Consortium organizes a yearly Human Rights Due Diligence Workshop where multi-stakeholders come together to discuss the relationship between business activities and human rights
A 2016 Human Rights Due Diligence Workshop, which marked as the fifth year, was held six times in the period from 15th June to 27 July. The participants identified sector specific human rights issues with the use of Human Rights Guidance Tool developed by UNEP FI, and identified priorities on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by sector with the use of SDG Compass while considering SDGs and proposals for the SDGs submitted by NGOs/NPOs in the G7 Ise-Shima Summit. The secretariat compiled their discussion contents and conducted public consultation on them from 30th September to 31th October. Following consideration of the received comments, the Consortium hereby releases “Human Rights Issues by Sector v.5″ and “Priorities on the SDGs by Sector”.
The Consortium hopes that this paper will be a useful tool for companies in promoting their human rights and SDGs activities.
Caux Round Table Japan
Nippon CSR Consortium
Mr. Matuzaki and Mr. Wada