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Law Concerning the Promotion of Business Activities with Environmental Consideration, 2005.

Japan Current 2005

It is aimed at business-related environmental conservation, requires ‘specified entities’ to publish an environmental report every year.

Issuer name

Ministry of the Environment

Government ministry


More information

the purpose of this law is to clarify the responsibilities of the State in providing and making use of information on the state of business-related environmental consideration and to take measures to prepare and publish environmental reports by Specified Corporations so as to ensure appropriate business-related environmental conservation

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Specified entities (a business entity that is established under a specific law and that is governed by the ordinance, which include the following considerations: the magnitude of national grants or subsidies provided to cover necessary expenses for business management; the relationship of the corporation to relevant administrative work or projects of the State; the form of the entity, including whether it is a cooperative entity; the severity of the environmental load produced by the business activities; the size of the organization; and other situations)

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Sustainability report

ESG coverage - E (Environment)







Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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