ILO Seminar on CSR and labour issues

United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right and ILO Labour Standards

Co-organizing with the Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities

While the issue of business which does not follow the Labour Standards Act has been addressed more often locally, growing companies which operate businesses overseas face the problems in the field of labour relations and labour administration and tackle with the challenges associated with human rights and labour dimension of CSR.

“United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights” were developed, referring to the principles of International Labour Standards.  “Decent work in global supply chains” is the main item on the agenda for the 105th Session of the Conference (2016).  Considering these trends, we will discuss the challenges for workers and employers in order to realize corporates’ responsible competitiveness. 

  • Date & Time: 13:30-16:45, Mon. 22nd February, 2016
  • Place: Tokyo
  • Programme:
Special report (video message subtitled in Japanese)


Ms. Githa Roelans, Head, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, ENTERPRISES Department, ILO

 Global trends in businesses and human rights – from a perspective of the labour dimension of CSR



Mr. Kenichi KUMAGAI, Project Planning Committee member, the Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities

“Development of international rules on human rights and labour issues and the challenges a growing businesses face”   

Corporate activity reports: 

1: Mr. Masao SEKI, Senior Executive of CSR Department, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa

2. Mr. Masahiro SATO, Manager, Global CSR Office, Legal Affairs Department at the Mizuno

Report from Government

“Trends of TPP and international labour standards”

Mr. Koichi HARADA, Overseas Information Office, International Affairs Division, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

anel Discussion: “New development in business & human rights and labour-management challenges”


  1. Mr. Masao SEKI
  2. M. Masahiro SATO
  3. Mr. Shigetoshi ASAI, Japan Council of Metalworkers’ Unions
  4. Ms. Kaori KURODA, Executive Director, CSO (Civil Society Organization) Network

Moderator: Mr. Kenichi KUMAGAI