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Committees

Committees

The Planning Committee deals with horizontal issues beyond JBCE’s individual polices.

Chairs
Chair
Yasuo Hirano
Yasuo Hirano
Hitachi Europe

CSR Committee aims to facilitate the dialogue between Japanese companies operating in Europe and the European Institutions, and to enhance its contributions to the EU policies related to CSR/RBC (Responsible Business Conduct). The Committee also creates the platform to share the information and best practices among the Committee members and key stakeholders. The Committee has established the bridge between the European and Japanese CSR Communities.

The main focus of CSR Committee are the CSR Strategy in the EU, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Supply chain management, Business and human rights and Non-financial Information Reporting.

Chairs
Chair
Heidi Beers
Heidi Beers
Teijin Holdings
Vice-Chair
Yukako Kinoshita
Yukako Kinoshita
Panasonic

The main focus of the Environment & Energy Committee is product-related EU environmental policy in the fields of chemicals, eco-design/energy efficiency, and waste. Work activities are organised primarily in issue groups. Environment policy subjects currently being dealt with include the EUP Directive and related EUP Implementing Measures, the ROHS Directive and the ongoing Recast process, the REACH Regulation, and the WEEE Directive and the ongoing Recast process.

Chairs
Vice-Chair
Regina Döller
Regina Döller
Mitsui Chemicals
Vice-Chair
Shu-Hsien Li
Shu-Hsien Li
Kuraray Europe
Vice-Chair
Satoshi Sano
Satoshi Sano
Fujifilm Europe
RoHS Recast IG
WEEE Recast IG
Category 8&9 IG
Keiko Nagase-Reimer
Shimadzu
Resource Efficiency IG
Regina Döller
Mitsui Chemicals
REACH WG
Lars Bruckner
NEC
Nano Materials
Keiko Nagase-Reimer
Shimadzu
BPR IG
Eco-design and Energy-label IG
Echo Liu
Daikin
Airco WG
Yasuaki Kato
Mitsubishi Electric
Climate WG
Shigeo Sugimoto
Sumitomo Benelux

The innovation in digital technologies do not effect only ICT sector but all business activities.  This Committee discusses how digital technologies changes business models.

The discussions include compliance issues such as new directives and regulations and new business potentials. The Committee is working in line with the European Priorities and focusing on major European Initiatives aiming at fostering the positive impact of Digital Technologies and Solutions in Europe for Japanese Companies. Strong focus will also be on Innovation activities and initiatives like European funded projects for R&D and Public Private Partnerships.

Current key topics are:
1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation and its links with NIS directive,
2. Data Flow,
3. Digitizing European Industry

The discussion should not be limited to those, and any proposals for additional topics are always welcome.

Chairs
Chair
Marco Canton
Marco Canton
Fujitsu
Vice-Chair
Lars Brückner
Lars Brückner
NEC
Vice-Chair
Martin Bell
Martin Bell
Panasonic

This committee follows the EU region policies relating to standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment.

The main focus is the New Legislative Framework regulating CE mark (and similar national, such as UK CA mark post-BREXIT) related legislation. On top of the essential NLF issues, such as safety, radio spectrum, electromagnetic compatibility, energy efficiency, medical devices, and others, the Standards and Conformity Committee handles new regulatory matters added to the EU Commission agenda, such as Cybersecurity, AI, Circular Economy, Consumer Protection, in a close cooperation with the other JBCE Committees, such as Digital Innovation and Environment.

Chairs
Chair
Inna Peda
Inna Peda
Sony
Vice-Chair
Kazue Daigo
Kazue Daigo
Canon

Trade Policy Committee is focusing on facilitating and promoting the open market for trade and investment. It proactively communicates with policy makers so that opportunities and benefits of the free trade and globalisation are realized. In this context, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is the crucial milestone of this Committee.

Apart from the EU-Japan EPA, Trade Policy Committee has been dealing with a wide scope of trade-related issues ranging from particular anti-dumping, tariff classification cases, Export Controls to a larger scale of trade issues relating to WTO Multirateral and Prulirateral negotiations.

Chairs
Chair
Yasuo Hirano
Yasuo Hirano
Hitachi Europe GmbH
Vice-Chair
Ilaria Capitanio
Ilaria Capitanio
Sumitomo Benelux S.A./N.V.
Vice-Chair
Hiroyuki Watanabe
Hiroyuki Watanabe
Mitsubishi Corporation, Brussels Branch