In an effort to reinforce our organizational capabilities with regard to CSR priorities throughout the global supply chain, we have informed suppliers of the CSR Procurement Guidelines for the Procurement & Logistics Division and incorporated the guidelines into basic agreements.
The guidelines apply to all purchasing items excluding raw materials for copper, cement and aluminum, and consist of a Basic Procurement Policy, which sets out the division's responsibilities, and our CSR Procurement Standards, with which we require our suppliers to comply.
To ensure effectiveness, since April 2016 we have been screening and evaluating the performance of both existing and new suppliers in accordance with new standards, including evaluation criteria like preventing child labor, forced labor and unreasonably cheap labor, and avoiding negative environmental impact, in addition to conventional requirements such a quality, cost and delivery. Before carrying out screening and evaluations, we ask suppliers to conduct and report on their own evaluations using our Supplier Self-Check Sheet, and engage in dialogue regarding improvements as necessary.
Supplier Self-Check Sheet