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Principles for financial action towards a sustainable society

Japan Current 2011

It sets out a specific standard for financial institutions to follow in regards to human rights. It includes 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.

Issuer name

Ministry of the Environment

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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.”126 The financial institutions are expected to develop guidelines to meet these goals.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

all financial institution

Industry scope

Financial Services

Disclosure venue

Guidelines

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

All

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights

Status

Current

Country

Japan

Region

Asia Pacific

Date of publication

2011

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Codes, guidance, and questionnaires

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

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