The principles apply to all Japanese financial institutions. They provide a standard for financial institutions to follow with regard to various issues that imply human rights. These include matters such as the disclosure of corporate information, environmental and social risks, and supporting small and medium enterprises, as well as steps taken to maintain Japan’s environmental performance and disaster readiness. Specifically, there are seven guidelines that provide general goals towards which Japanese financial institutions should strive. These include items such as contributing “towards shaping a sustainable society,” forming “a sustainable global society” and raising “awareness of environmental and societal issues.” Financial institutions are expected to develop guidelines to meet these goals.
Industry sectors covered by the instrument
Organizations covered by the instrument
All organizations - financial institutions
Type of instrument
Code of conduct or guideline
Mandatory or voluntary
The geographical scope