Manufacturing sector in Japan
Lead NCPJapan
Supporting NCP(s)Switzerland
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by several trade unions regarding the activities of a Nestlé Japan Ltd. operating in Japan.
Theme(s)Disclosure, Employment and industrial relations, General policies
Date12 Aug 2005
Host country(ies)Japan
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing

Read the final statement issued by the Japanese NCP concluding the specific instance - February 2014 | 日本語

In August 2005, the Japanese NCP received a request for review from the trade unions National Confederation of Trade Unions, Hyogo Local Confederation of Trade Unions, and Nestlé Japan Labor Union, alleging that Nestlé Japan Ltd. had breached the general policies, disclosure, employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Japan.

Following the initial assessment, the Japanese NCP held consultations with the parties involved to help resolve the issues. With support from the Swiss NCP, the Japanese NCP conducted separate consultations with the trade unions and Nestlé Japan. Subsequently, consultations were initiated between the parties themselves. All of these discussions resulted in agreement and the signature by the parties of a "confirmation letter and agreement" with a view to realising the “prevention of disputes and improvement of trust between multinational enterprises and local communities where those enterprise operate, which is targeted by the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises”.

In light of this agreement the NCP concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement.