We have established basic policies on procurement, and we encourage green procurement according to our own guidelines.
Basic procurement policies
We have established three basic principles in procurement: building long-term partnerships based on mutual trust; fair, equitable and open procurement; and compliance with the law and maintaining confidentiality.
CSR Procurement Guideline
Recent social trends expect companies to strengthen their activities on social responsibility as a company (CSR), triggered by corporate scandals, employment and labor issues becoming more obvious due to financial crisis, and environmental issues. Therein, we ask all of our partners to understand our CSR activities and strive to fulfill CSR not only at NHK Spring but also throughout the entire supply chain. We formulated the CSR Procurement Guideline as part of these activities.
Supplier CSR survey
Each year, a survey covering CSR Procurement Guideline content is administered to each supplier.
Survey items span a diverse range of topics including compliance, risk management, human rights, labor and the environment.
|Survey subjects 1,064 companies|
We have established Green Procurement Guidelines based on our basic procurement policy, which means that we try to buy low environmental impact products from organizations that care for the environment. With the cooperation of all of our partners, we are reducing the environmental burden including waste, while promoting management of substances that impact the environment throughout every stage from the design to the production and disposal of products. The content was fully updated in October 2019 as contact in the supply chain of chemical substances and legal compliance overseas becomes more and more important.
Addressing conflict minerals
In recent years, concerns have arisen that mineral resources mined in the regions around Congo of Africa could be providing capital resources to armed anti-government militia responsible for human rights violations and environmental destruction. A provision on conflict materials included in Financial Regulatory Reform Act 2010 defines tantalum, tin, gold, and tungsten as conflict minerals and obligates corporations listed on American stock exchanges to disclose information related to the use of conflict minerals in their products with the ultimate goal of eradicating the use of minerals which leads to participating conflict financially.
NHK Spring agrees with Financial Regulatory Reform Act from a CSR standpoint in the procurement of raw materials and parts that contain conflict minerals. We collaborate with our customers and suppliers to advance efforts to ensure no improperly mined conflict minerals are used.