Promoting Responsible Supply Chains in Japan
About the project
The OECD has worked with key Asian partners for a number of years to promote responsible investment and RBC. Under this new programme, implemented together with the International Labour Organisation and the European Union, the OECD will contribute its extensive expertise on trade and investment and on risk-based RBC due diligence to support in-country policy developments and action to create an enabling environment for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC), to boost industry capacity and to raise awareness of the importance of RBC.
The programme will be undertaken over 3 years (2018-2020) in partnership with China and five other partner economies, namely Japan, Thailand, Viet Nam, Philippines, and Myanmar.
Responsible supply chains in Japan
The Japan activities under the Programme involve close co-operation with the National Contact Point for Responsible Business Conduct to support continued Japanese leadership in the region on promoting responsible supply chains and implementing OECD RBC standards. The OECD will also be working with Japanese businesses - in particular in the electronics and vehicle parts sectors – to support RBC due diligence and explore innovative and concrete ways to address environmental, social and human rights issues related to the global supply chains in these sectors.
Programme activities in Japan will focus on:
The Programme will be implemented in parternship with governments as well as businesses operating in or having suppliers in Japan and Europe.
The ultimate beneficiaries are people working in global supply chains, consumers benefiting from products made in a responsible manner, citizens benefiting from environmental protection and respect for human rights, and companies benefiting from increased productivity, new competitive advantage, and sustainable growth.
Awareness raising and capacity building
OECD - JEITA Seminar : Implementing Due Diligence for Responsible Business Conduct , Tokyo, Japan, 25 February 2019
The seminar will introduce participants to international frameworks and expectations on RBC, and will take participants through the core processes outlined in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct and serve as the launch of the Japanese translation of the Guidance.
This seminar builds on the OECD’s work with Japan under the joint EU-ILO-OECD initiative on Promoting Responsible Supply Chains in Asia, with funding from the European Union
With funding by the European Union