“2018 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo” will be held on the 13th and 14th of September 2018
2018 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo
Conference program is here.
Since the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) has been approved unanimously by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, there has been an increase of legislation, including UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, US Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, and French Corporate duty of Vigilance Law of 2017, requiring companies to implement and disclose actions to be taken to promote respect of human rights. In addition to these, the Australian Government is developing a proposed model for the Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement (as of February 2018). Moreover, as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are scheduled in two years, human rights practices covering supply chains of Japanese companies will attract more global concerns.
Under these circumstances, Japanese companies should identify and assess their existing and potential adverse impacts, to prevent or mitigate these impacts, and to track and report on the outcomes of their actions in a transparent way, as outlined in the UNGPs.
In order to improve their human rights practice and introduce good human rights practices of Japanese companies to the global community, since 2013 CRT Japan has organised the Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo every year in partnership with global human rights initiatives. Each year, it attracts hundreds of participants from different backgrounds of companies, NGOs/NPOs, government agencies.
In 2018, we will again host the conference. Overseas experts on business and human rights have been invited to introduce global trends in their areas of focus. With domestic experts and Japanese companies, they will also elucidate the gap in perception on business and human rights between the Japan and the rest of the world and discuss how to put the companies` responsibility outlined in UNGPs to respect human rights into practice while introducing examples of Japanese companies that have done so. We expect this conference will be the place for the participants to learn from each other.
We look forward to your participation.
Overview of the conference (Tentative)
※Further information will be updated as needed.
※Conference hours may vary depending on the situation.
|Date||13th September (Thursday) 9:30-17:30
14th September (Friday) 9:30-17:30
|Venue||Tokyo, AP Tokyo Marunouchi ( Nippon Life Marunouchi Garden Tower 3F, 1-1-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)|
|Host||Caux Round Table Japan|
|Co-Host||Institute for Human Rights and Business
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Sustainability Communication Hub Co., Ltd.
TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation
|Institute for Human Rights and Business
The Danish Institute for Human Rights
Building and Wood Workers International
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
|Participants||Departments from CSR, Human Resource/General administration, Procurement, Management and Risk Management, New business planner|
(consecutive interpretation in English and Japanese)
Company: 55,000 yen (ex.tax) per person,
NGO/NPO/Students: 25,000 yen (ex.tax)
Company: 30,000 yen (ex.tax) per person,
NGO/NPO/Students: 15,000 yen (ex.tax)
|Registration||Please send an email to the following contact address.|
|Contact||Caux Round Table Japan