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Procurement Policy

Sekisui Chemical Group Procurement Policies

Sekisui Chemical Group strives to strengthen our harmonious and mutually beneficial partnership with our business partners through fair transactions. We also engage in the promotion of CSR activities through the cooperation of business partners in the Group’s procurement activities.

Sekisui Chemical Group will perform its procurement of goods according to the following five principles:

Basic Principles of Procurement

Openness Sekisui Chemical Group has its doors open not only to domestic companies but also widely to overseas companies.
Impartiality and Fairness

Sekisui Chemical Group selects business partners based on impartial and fair evaluation standards with emphasis on quality, price and delivery lead-time, services, etc., as well as consideration to the environment.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

When engaging in purchasing transactions, Sekisui Chemical Group will comply with relevant laws, regulations, and administrative instructions in Japan and overseas.

Mutual Trust

Sekisui Chemical Group will establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with its business partners, as well as sincerely fulfill all contractual obligations.

Environmental Considerations

Sekisui Chemical Group will further promote the purchase of raw materials and goods that have minimal negative impact on the environment (Green Procurement), and strive to establish a resource-recycling society through harmonized efforts with business partners.

Requesting Cooperation from Business Partners Concerning Procurement

Sekisui Chemical Group, with its sincere attitude, aims to become a company trusted by society.

The company is aware of CSR in all spheres of its business operations based on its philosophy of contributing to society through its business activities. In order to achieve this, it is absolutely necessary to engage in activities through mutual cooperation with business partners.

Proactive cooperation from all business partners are requested on the following activities:

Securing Superior Product Quality

Establish a quality assurance system to improve and maintain the quality of products offered to customers.
● Establish quality assurance program based on ISO 9000

Environmental Considerations

Sekisui Chemical Group is working to contribute to the environmental in all stages of the product; from R&D to production.
To do so, it is indispensable to give environmental considerations on raw materials and goods supplied by our business partners.
● Establish environmental management system based on ISO 14001
● The procurement of parts and raw materials with minimal negative environmental impact, such as reduction of potentially hazardous chemicals

Compliance with Laws, Regulations and Social Customs

Business partners are requested to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and appropriate social norms of the countries and regions where their business operations are conducted.
● Comply with relevant laws and regulations in the business operations
● Prohibit forced labor
● Prohibit child labor
● Prohibit discrimination against employees

Safety and Hygiene

Safety management of human resources and quality build of equipment are the fundamentals of production. Business partners are requested to perform the following:
● Manage safety and hygiene of the workplace and maintain employee health
● Safeguard machines, manage safety and hygiene of facilities
● Respond appropriately to work accidents and facility disasters.