Japan: Ministry of Agriculture publishes framework of business and human rights guidelines for food industry, aiming to finalise by summer 2023
[ Japanese-to-English translation: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre ]
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is planning to develop guidelines on "Business and Human Rights" by this summer to help food industry businesses and related enterprises to take actions in line with the "Guidelines for Respect for Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains".
*This framework is based on the draft prepared by the commissioned company in the "2022 Commissioned Survey of Food Enterprises' Efforts on 'Business and Human Rights'", and formulated by the MAFF.
*The MAFF gets the opinions of experts and others at the relevant meetings.