Human Rights Initiatives — Human Rights Due

2015 Human Rights Due Diligence Workshop

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) participated in the 2015 Human Rights Due Diligence Workshop organized by Caux Round Table Japan (CRT). CRT hosts this workshop as an activity that aims to assist companies at industry levels in identifying and assessing any actual or potentially adverse human rights impacts as defined by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
During this workshop, we had discussions with other logistics-related participants and identified and summarized critical human rights issues raised by NGOs/NPOs and human rights experts.

2015 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) participated in the 2015 Business and Human Rights Conference in Tokyo convened on 16 and 17 September 2015.
In the Day 1 morning session, we learned about current global trends related to business and human rights, and shared opinions with other participants from different companies, NGOs/NPOs, and human rights experts to enhance our CSR promotion activities. In the afternoon session, we discussed the four human rights issues that emerged as of paramount important from the Stakeholder Engagement Program organized by CRT-Japan this year — i.e., the empowerment of women, labor issues, food issues, and sexual minority. During this session, NYK Line made a presentation of its activities to empower women. We also participated in active discussions on the business and human rights themes of supply chain, corporate governance, grievance mechanisms, and mega-sporting.
NYK Line has deepened its understanding of business and human rights, and identified important challenges to be addressed on human rights due diligence.

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Date: September 16-17, 2015
Venue: Tokyo, AP Tokyo Marunouchi (Nihon Seimei Marunochi Garden Tower 3F, 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)
Hosted by: 
  • Caux Round Table Japan
  • Vice Chair of United Nations Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
  • Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Sponsored by: Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., ASICS Corporation, Nippon Express Co. Ltd.

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