Requiring CSR Procurement of Our Suppliers
As a company with global operations, we demand respect for CSR throughout the supply chain, including suppliers. In materials procurement, we require suppliers not only to give consideration to the environment through green purchasing, but have also considered human rights, prohibiting child labor, and occupational health/safety records at suppliers as part of CSR procurement. We require suppliers to take positive measures with regard to CSR.
We request our suppliers to accept our CSR requirements under CSR Agreements and take necessary actions.
Beginning this fiscal year, we are conducting individual surveys of the status of compliance with CSR at our suppliers. In the future, in addition to continuing these surveys, we intend to conduct audits, etc., of any suppliers that survey results suggest require improvement.
In a selection of suppliers, decisions take account of candidates' CSR record, as provided in the business transaction guidebook, which sets conditions for selection of suppliers. With regard to CSR procurement, we aim to extend unified standards to all our business bases including overseas units, only some of which are now covered.