Communication with Society

Relationships with Business Partners

Supply Chain Management

We have established a policy on the procurement of materials. We work on priority topics of CSR together with our business partners in our efforts to fulfill our corporate social responsibility.

Before outsourcing an operation such as the manufacture of important raw materials, intermediates and products, we ask the potential contractors to answer a questionnaire on CSR. We give priority to companies which fulfill our standards when selecting business partners. We revised the questionnaire in FY2017 to implement our procurement and purchase activity based on the purchase policy and to promote CSR activity in supply chain.
We also conduct on-site audits of suppliers in Japan and overseas to check their initiatives for CSR activities in detail, with a particular focus on their activities related to EHS in our efforts to promote supply chain management. In addition, we have made it our policy not to use conflict minerals and raw materials containing such minerals related to inhumane armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries.

Main item in CSR questionnaire

Item Content
1.Human Rights, Labor Prohibition of forced or compulsory labor, Prohibition of child labor, Prohibition of inhumane treatment, Non-discrimination, Appropriate wages, Adequate hours of work, and Right to organize
2.Consideration for the Environment Chemicals management, Resource and energy-saving, Reduction of GHG emissions, Reduction of waste, Biodiversity conservation, Water resources conservation, and Raw material procurement
3.Health and Safety Health and safety at workplaces and facilities, Consideration for physically impact work, Occupational accidents response, Emergency response, and Health care
4.Ethic Prohibition of corruption and bribery, Prohibition of abuse of dominant bargaining position, Prohibition of improper offering and receipt of profit, Prohibition of restrictive competition, Prohibition of insider trading, Elimination of antisocial forces, Consultation hotline, Privacy protection, and the Non-use of conflict minerals
5.Building of crisis management systems Formulation of business continuity plans, Understanding of information on business partners and production bases, and Information security
6.Quality Accurate information and Response to complaints

Purchase Policy

We procure and purchase raw materials and materials in accordance with our Basic CSR Policy.

  1. Compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms
    We promote sound procurement and purchase activities by observing all relevant laws, regulations, social norms, and internal regulations, as well as corporate ethics.
  2. Fair, equitable, transparent trades
    We continue to create opportunities for business with new suppliers, without adhering to past purchases or the corporate group, thereby ensuring fair, equitable, transparent trades.
  3. Procurement and purchase based on economic rationality
    We undertake procurement and purchase that are optimal for us based on a comprehensive evaluation of quality, price, stable supply, technology development capabilities, stable management and other factors.
  4. Consideration for the global environment
    To achieve a sustainable society, we strive to remain conscious of the protection of the global environment in our procurement and purchase activities.
  5. Establishment of partnership
    Based on our fundamental recognition that all of our business partners are essential for executing businesses, we establish relationships of mutual trust with them in our efforts to achieve further development. We will also work on the following themes with our business partners in our efforts to fulfill our corporate social responsibility.
    1) Compliance with laws, regulations, social norms and corporate ethics
    2) Ensure safety and protecting the environment
    3) Respect human rights and giving consideration to the work environment

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