• About

    Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) is a comprehensive economic organisation created in May 2002 through the merger of Keidanren (the Japan Federation of Economic Organisations) and Nikkeiren (the Japan Federation of Employers’ Associations). Its mission is to strengthen corporations in order to accelerate economic growth and transform Japan’s economy into one that is sustainable and driven by the private sector.


    • 1,300 representative companies, 121 nationwide industrial associations, and 47 regional economic organisations.

    Shared Members with WBCSD

    • (20) Asahi Glass, Bridgestone, Canon, Denso, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Honda Motor, Komatsu, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., Nissan Motor Co., Osaka Gas , Sompo Japan Insurance, Sumitomo Group, Taiheiyo Cement, Toshiba, Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Toyota, Yokohama Rubber Co.

  • Activities

    Building the Business Case

    • Providing policy proposals on a broad range of topics, including energy and the environment, economic policy and social security, CSR and education, business law, labor policy, industrial policy, trade and investment, urban and local development, international cooperation, industrial technology and regional affairs.
    • Publishing articles and reports on sustainable business practices.

  • Action2020-related Activities

    Climate Change

    • As part of the Japanese business community’s proactive and independent initiatives on climate change, Keidanren has been promoting its Action Plan (from 1997 to 2012) and its Commitment to a Low Carbon Society (from 2013 on) to reduce CO2 emissions and encourage sustainable innovation. CO2 emissions by the 34 industries in the industrial and energy-conversion sectors that participated in the Keidanren Action Plan averaged 444.47 million tonnes of CO2 over the five years from fiscal 2008 to 2012, a reduction of 12.1% from the fiscal 1990 level.

  • Government Engagement and External Collaboration

    • Participating in joint projects with the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF), the Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs (KKC), the Japan-US Business Council, the Council for Better Corporate Citizenship (CBCC) and the Support Council for ABAC-Japan (SCABAC-J).

  • Collaboration with Global Network Partners

    • China.

Global Network Collaboration


Action2020 Engagement