|1985||May: A critical article against Japanese businesses appeared on Handelsblatt, a Dutch newspaper. It was introduced to Japanese by Frederik Philips, former chairman of Philips, who was deeply concerned about the escalation of trade friction and protectionism. In order to discuss the issues with concerned parties, he asked the MRA (current IC) for its support.|
|1986||The first round table was held at Caux in Switzerland. 9 business persons, including Ryuzaburo Kaku, then Chairman of Canon, attended from Japan.
Establishment of Caux Round Table (CRT)
|1994||CRT Principles for Business was issued. It was the world first code of conduct jointly produced by business persons from USA, Europe, and Japan.|
|2000||April: Caux Round Table Japan (CRT Japan) was established under the Initiative of Change Japan.|
|2002||CRT Japan introduced the CSR Innovation.|
|2004||October: 19th Global Dialogue was held at the Keidanren Guest House located at the foot of Mt. Fuji (Oct. 22- 24).
116 participants gathered from various countries such as USA, Switzerland, Netherland, UK, Germany, Australia, and India. About 60 Japanese politicians, business persons, and academics participated in the dialogue including the former Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata, and Yotaro Kobayashi, the former Chairman of Fuji Xerox.
|October: offered the first CRT Award to Ryuzaburo Kaku.|
|January: issued “CSR Keiei- Moral Capitalism- Global jidai no shihonsyugi no arikata (CSR Management)”.|
|2006||April: issued “CSR Innovation: kigyo kozo no shindan to kaikaku”.|
|June: the registration as Non-profit organization was decided at the general assembly meeting|
|November: registered as Non-profit organization in Tokyo, Japan.
Toru Hashimoto,then Chairman of Deutsche Bank Group Japan, was appointed as Chairman.
|2007||December: Hironori Yano, then Chairman of Central Nippon Expressway, replaced Toru Hashimoto in Chairman.|
|December: issued “Nissan no CSR Senryaku: seicho toshinrai ni motoduku jizokuknousei no keiei (CSR strategy at Nissan)”.|
|2012||August: Jointly hosted a GRI G4 public consultation workshop with Global Reporting Initiative.|
Organized the Nippon CSR Consortium and started to hold a series of human rights due diligence workshop.
|2013||March: following the public consultation, issued Human Rights Issues by Sector|
|March: held a CSR seminar “Supply Chain Sustainability underpins Sustainable Events: Learn about ISO20121, and Share ideas on what we should anticipate as a corporation in a candidature city for Olympic 2020”|
|June: jointly held International Integrated Reporting Framework Public Consultation Workshop with Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC.|
|July- December: Organized a series of human rights due diligence workshop.|
|September: Jointly held 2013 Global Conference on CSR and Risk Management with UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises|
|December: Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of CRT Japan, was invited to the Forum on Business and Human Rights as a moderator and panelist. He gave a talk about the Human Rights Due Diligence workshop.|