The latest implementation guideline on the Charter of Corporate Behavior by Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) (issued on 13 Dec 2022) incorporates the Security and Human Rights Toolkit as a reference material to be used by member companies and organizations in conducting business that respects the human rights of all persons, in particular when conducting ‘appropriate human rights due diligence accordingly to the nature of operations and the severity of the risk of adverse human rights impacts’ (page 57).
Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) is a comprehensive economic organization with a membership comprised of 1,494 representative companies of Japan, 108 nationwide industrial associations and the regional economic organizations for all 47 prefectures. The Charter of Corporate Behavior is the code of conduct composed of 10 principles agreed on by Keidanren's member corporations, and it includes a principle on respect for human rights. Being included in its implementation guideline is a step forward for the Toolkit to take root and gain prominence in the Japanese business sector. The Toolkit is in the process of being translated into Japanese to support further outreach and implementation.
Read the guideline here (only in Japanese) and its table of contents here (in English).