Procurement

Procurement Policy

In procuring materials, we strive to build a better partnership with suppliers in Japan and throughout the world and enhance mutual understanding. Through our business dealings, we aim at creating relationships that allow us to grow and develop together. Our goal is to conduct fair and transparent business dealings, where compliance with laws is given high priority. We are expanding activities that have the following as the basic policies: Mutually beneficial relationships and E (Environment), Q (Quality), C (Cost), and D (Delivery).
We will be promoting business dealings with our suppliers who can provide materials at the optimal quality and price which satisfy customers, in keeping with a delivery that is matched with the timing of production, and who can positively engage in efforts towards reducing environmental burdens.

Promotion of CSR Procurement

The Shimadzu Group is promoting CSR based on our Corporate Code of Ethics.
Moreover, in the interest of the further fulfillment of our social responsibilities, we would like to request that all of our business partners strictly adhere to the following,

  1. Requests for Our Business Partners
    1. While developing an international perspective, demonstrate respect for laws and regulations and societal norms by strictly adhering to their principles.
    2. Hold human rights in high regard and mutually acknowledge the need for diversity.
    3. Make possible a work environment in which everyone can feel safe and comfortable working there. Place efforts on promoting and managing the health of employees.
    4. Work towards preservation of the global environment and the sustainability of its societies.
    5. Business dealings should always be carried out in an impartial, fair, and transparent manner. Additionally, do not abuse one's authority or form relationships with antisocial forces.
    6. Strive toward disclosure and transmission of correct information in a reliable, impartial, and timely manner. Additionally, all confidential information that is handled during the course of business, whether it be that of our own company, or that of an outside company, must be stored safely, must not be used for purposes other than the original purpose, and must not be leaked.
    7. Continue to provide products and services that are deserving of the trust placed in their reliability and safety.
    8. Contribute toward the betterment of society through business endeavors.

Basic Policy Regarding Human Rights

Based on the Corporate Code of Ethics, we will not carry out business activities that could result in infringement of human rights when considering procurements.
Until now, there have been no confirmed cases involving problems with child labor, forced labor, etc. We immediately request to rectify it if we have found the problem in our suppliers activities.

Measures for Conflict Minerals

To prevent a source of funding for armed groups responsible for inhumane actions, the United States enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 2010. Its Section 1502 mandates that all companies listed in the United States report whether or not their products contain any conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or its nine adjoining countries to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where "conflict minerals" are defined as columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, wolframite, their derivatives such as tantalum, tin, and tungsten, or gold, regardless of their origin. The act also specifies that the SEC prepares rules for specific procedures used for reporting that information and other requirements, which were officially adopted on August 22, 2012.
Though not subject to the SEC rules on disclosing conflict minerals, the Shimadzu Group is nevertheless in favor of the rules and, therefore, established an internal organization for conflict minerals and, in terms of social responsibility, has established this Shimadzu Group Policy Regarding Conflict Minerals to ensure the Shimadzu Group does not use any conflict minerals that involve inhumane activities as raw materials in Shimadzu products.

Compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015

As a corporation that has business dealings in the UK, the Shimadzu Group promotes compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and encourages all members of its supply chain to comply with it as well.
For detailed information, see Public Statement Regarding the Modern Slavery Act.

Green Procurement

In an effort to embody our core corporation principles of “Realizing our Wishes for the Well-being of both Mankind and the Earth”, we have made integrating our business activities with global environmental preservation one of our highest operational priorities.

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