Japan: Public comments submitted to METI's 'Guidelines for Respecting Human Rights in Supply Chains'
In March 2022, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) created the "Study Group on Guidelines for Respecting Human Rights in Supply Chains” to establish a cross-industry guideline for human rights due diligence. Prior to the finalising development of the guideline around September, public comments were solicited from 8-29 for the draft guidelines.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre made a co-submission with the World Benchmarking Alliance.
On 13 September 2022, the government published the Guidelines after receiving more than 700 public comments from 131 organisations, businesses and individuals.
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