Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association
Lead NCPJapan
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union and an NGO regarding the activities of a Japanese multinational enterprise operating in the Philippines.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date4 Mar 2004
Host country(ies)Philippines
SourceNGO, Trade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing

Read the final statement published by the Japanese NCP on 12 April 2019 – (English) (Japanese)

On 4 March 2004, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association and the Support Group for Philippine Toyota Union TMPCWA jointly submitted a specific instance to the Japanese NCP, alleging that Toyota Motor Corporation and its affiliate Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation did not observe the Guidelines. The complainants claimed that, among others, the companies rejected labour agreements and collective bargaining negotiations, and interfered in the right to organize.

On 10 March 2010, the Japanese NCP undertook an initial assessment in which it determined that the issues merited further examination, except for some part of the issues. To assist both parties in solving the issues, the Japanese NCP held a series of meetings with the complainants and the companies involved, respectively.

NCP's assistance in solving the issues should be based on agreement between the parties concerned. In a meeting with the Japanese NCP, Toyota Motor Corporation expressed its position, and it appeared that there was no such agreement. In consideration of this fact, the Japanese NCP decided to conclude the process.

On 12 April 2019, the Japanese NCP published its final statement in which it recommended that the companies involved conduct activity while respecting the Guidelines.