Japan Center for Engagement and Remedy on Business and Human Rights（JaCER), JANIC, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)
Third year of a three-year project
As supply chains have grown in both size and complexity in an increasingly globalized world, concerns have risen that corporate activities may have a negative impact on human rights issues across international borders. Further complicating the situation, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly worsened working environments around the world, putting the onus on companies to make greater efforts toward responsible business practices. In light of these concerns, this project aims to collaborate with experts, stakeholder organizations, and civil society to encourage greater corporate responsibility to Japanese companies and the supply chains they operate in Asia, while also creating a support system to assist victims and mitigate the negative impacts on human rights. The project supports the establishment of collective grievance mechanisms, shares information, conducts surveys on corporate human rights risks in South and Southeast Asia, and promotes effective initiatives.