ILO CSR Seminar

ILO Office for Japan, the Japan Association for Advancement of ILO Activities and Japan Productivity Center co-organize a seminar on labour & human rights dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and multinational corporations.  .


As economic growth in Asia has driven Japanese companies’ increasing business abroad, they are facing labour disputes and human rights issues.  Human rights and labour dimension of CSR has been a critical issue for global companies.  Japan Overseas Enterprises Association reviewed and updated the “Guidelines on Corporate Global Conduct” in 2014 and ILO decided to review international labour standards on supply chain.  Global companies are also entering a new phase of business strategy.  The purpose of the seminar is to explain these trends and to discuss the challenges of labour-management, aiming to boost corporate responsible competitiveness.



  • “Guidelines on Corporate Global Conduct”  - New guidelines and global challenges by Prof. Iwao TAKA, Reitaku University 
  • “ILO activities on CSR” – labour issues in supply chains by Ms. Yukiko ARAI, Senior Specialist, MULTI, ILO HQ 
  • “Corporate activities on CSR” by Mr. Masahiro KOBAYASHI, HITACHI, Ltd.