Reports in the Japanese press indicate “respect for human rights” will be linked with inspecting supply chains for abuses in the revised code.
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Japan is set to become the next country to commit to human rights supply chain due diligence.
According to reports, a reference to human rights will be included in a revision of the country’s corporate governance code, indicating moves to bring Japan’s governance up to speed with developments in Europe.
It remains unclear how the wording will be formulated but reports in the Japanese press indicate it will link “respect for human rights” with inspecting supply chains for abuses.
A move in Japan would be a significant step for campaigners around the world attempting to ensure companies undertake examination of their supply cha
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