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Stakeholder Dialogue

The NYK Group works with people, organizations, and societies all over the world. To maintain a healthy organization, we make every effort to listen to the voices of all our stakeholders.

We invite you to sit in on a dialogue with a few of our stakeholders.

2016

Participation in Stakeholder Engagement Program

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) participated in the 2016 Stakeholder Engagement Program (Human Rights Due Diligence Workshops) organized by Caux Round Table Japan (CRT Japan) from June 15 to 27, 2016.

Through dialogues with participants from other companies, NGOs/NPOs, and human rights experts, NYK was able to identify sector-specific human rights issues and priorities for SDGs (sustainable development goals).

NYK deepened its understanding of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the SDGs, and was also able to discuss with participants from transport and logistics companies the positive and negative societal and environmental impacts of business activities conducted through the NYK Group's global value chain.

Participation in 2016 International Conference on Business and Human Rights

NYK participated in 2016 International Conference on Business and Human Rights held in Tokyo from 15 to 16 September 2016.

Through its participation, NYK deepened its understanding of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the latest global trends, and was able to review other companies' human rights due diligence processes with overseas human rights experts, NGO/NPOs, and many of the participating companies.

Moreover, NYK participated in discussions on four themes aimed at helping companies to develop business globally, namely promoting responsible supply chains, building effective grievance mechanisms, understanding the trend of corporate assessment, and achieving a success of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

NYK will use its participation in this conference, along with stakeholder engagement, to accurately address human rights issues and actively make efforts for needed resolution.

CRT-Japan

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Date: September 15-16, 2016
Venue: Tokyo, AP Tokyo Marunouchi
Hosted by:
  • Caux Round Table Japan
  • Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Sponsored by:
  • Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • ASICS Corporation
  • Nippon Express Co. Ltd.
  • ANA Holdings, and others
Overseas groups of human rights experts include:
  • Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
  • The Danish Institute for Human Rights, and others

Please refer to the CRT-Japan website for detail.

Dialogue with Human Rights Experts

On September 14, 2016, NYK held an exclusive dialogue concerning human rights initiatives in the NYK Group with two overseas human-rights experts from the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable.

NYK introduced its specific efforts to ensure human rights, along with the company's achievements involving fair trade products, human resources development, environmental conservation, and safety management using NYK's original unified NAV9000 safety standards.

NYK received useful feedback from the overseas experts and shared the company's latest trends in human rights and human rights issues. The dialog was fruitful, deepening the company's understanding of human rights due diligence and preparing it to pursue an active dialogue with stakeholders.

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Date: September 14, 2016
Venue: Tokyo, AP Tokyo Marunouchi
Human rights experts:
  • Lucy Amis, Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Sara Blackwell, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
  • Participants from NYK's Human Resources Group
  • Shinji Umehara, General Manager
  • Nobuki Kurosaka, Deputy General Manager
  • Teruhiko Takasaki, Manager
  • Eriko Yoneyama
  • Participants from Participants from NYK's Corporate Communication and CSR Group
  • Ushio Koiso, General Manager
  • Naoko Nukiyama, Manager
Facilitator and interpreter:
  • Caux Round Table Japan
  • Hiroshi Ishida, executive director
  • Minoru Matsuzaki, secretariat

Past initiatives

2015

Dialogue with Human Rights Experts

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) participated in an exclusive dialogue with human rights experts visiting Tokyo as speakers at the 2015 Business and Human Rights International Conference in Tokyo organized by Caux Round Table Japan (CRT). Through this dialogue, we identified actual and potential CSR risk on human rights due diligence and determined what should be done to reduce or prevent this risk. We continue to deepen our awareness of human rights issues and to enhance our risk management in our business activities.

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Date: September 15, 2015
Venue: Tokyo, AP Tokyo Marunouchi (Nihon Seimei Marunouchi Garden Tower 3F, 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005)
Human rights experts:
  • Ms. Motoko Aizawa, Institute for Human Rights and Business
  • Mr. Allan Lerberg Jørgensen, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Mr. Christopher Schuller, German Institute for Human Rights
  • Mr. Dan Murray, Sedex Head of Business Development
  • Mr. Amol Mehra, Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
  • Participants from NYK
  • Mr. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Director, Managing Corporate Officer
  • Ms. Yuko Tsutsui, Deputy General Manager, Human Resources Group, General Affairs Headquarters
  • Mr. Shinji Umehara, Deputy General Manager, Human Resources Group, General Affairs Headquarters
Facilitator and interpreter:
  • Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director, Caux Round Table Japan

2014

NYK Line Participates in Dialogue with Human Rights Experts

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) participated in a dialogue with human rights experts who had visited Tokyo as speakers at the 2014 Global Conference on CSR and Risk Management. Our aim was to identify any actual or potential adverse human rights impacts, either through our own activities or as a result of our business relationships, by drawing on independent external human rights expertise, a procedure recommended in clause 18 of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

Experts raised three points as material human rights issues in the marine industry: (1) protecting mariners' health and safety, (2) ensuring transparency in cargo clearance, and (3) actively embracing public policy to respect human rights. Related to these issues, we discussed concerns regarding human rights abuses resulting from business relationships, such as cargo transportation in areas neighboring countries in conflict, and the health and safety of shipbreaking workers and workers at terminals.

We indicated our mindset and actions to address and mitigate these adverse human rights impacts, including our participation in a joint shipping initiative consisting of seven multinational shipping companies to support building projects in Somalia. Giving serious consideration to the findings we obtained through this dialogue, we will take appropriate action to ensure a respect of human rights.

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Date: :September 3, 2014; 16:00 to 17:30
Venue: Kwansei Gakuin University, Tokyo Marunouchi Campus, Lambuth Hall
Experts
John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business
Amol Mehra, Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
Cathrine Poulsen-Hansen, Adviser, Human Rights and Business Department, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Participants from NYK
Mr. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Corporate Officer, General Affairs Headquarters
Ms. Yuko Tsutsui, Deputy General Manager, Human Resources Group, General Affairs Headquarters
Ms. Tsugiko Odaka, Deputy Manager, HR Coordination Team (Office for Corporate Citizenship), Human Resources Group, General Affairs Headquarters
Facilitator and Interpreter
Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director, Caux Round Table Japan

Back number

NYK Report 2013

Stakeholder dialogue 2013 (PDF:82KB)

CSR Report 2012

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Stakeholder dialogue 2012 Rikuzentakata City Social Welfare Council / JEN (nonprofit organization) / Light C's

CSR Report 2011

CSR Report 2010

Stakeholder dialogue 2010 Response Ability Inc.

CSR Report 2009

Stakeholder dialogue 2009 University of Tokyo / Ocean Policy Research Foundation

CSR Report 2008

Stakeholder dialogue 2008 (1) Dow Chemical

Stakeholder dialogue 2008 (2) Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

CSR Report 2007

Stakeholder dialogue 2007 (1) TESCO International Sourcing

Stakeholder dialogue 2007 (2) Shanghai Maritime University

Stakeholder dialogue 2007 (3) Advisory Board

CSR Report 2006

Stakeholder dialogue 2006 (1) Tokyo Electric Power Company

Stakeholder dialogue 2006 (2) The Home Depot, Inc.

Stakeholder dialogue 2006 (3) Japan Philanthropic Association

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