In an effort to reinforce our organizational capabilities with regard to CSR priorities throughout the global supply chain, we formulated a set of CSR Procurement Guidelines for the Procurement & Logistics Division in June 2009 and began informing suppliers. As outlined below, these guidelines consist of a Basic Procurement Policy, which clearly sets out the division's responsibilities, and our CSR Procurement Standards, with which we require our suppliers to comply.
In order to monitor compliance at individual suppliers, in April 2016 we began to screen and evaluate both existing and new suppliers in accordance with new standards, including more specific CSR evaluation the criteria like preventing child labor, forced labor and unreasonably cheap labor, and avoiding negative environmental impact in addition to conventional requirements such as quality, cost and delivery.
Before carrying out screening and evaluations, we ask suppliers to conduct their own evaluations using our Supplier Self-Check Sheet.
Supplier Self-Check Sheet