Materials Procurement Policy

Guiding Principles

Based on the Shindengen Group Action Guidelines, the procurement department of the Shindengen Group strives to establish mutually beneficial relationships with our customers based on long-term trust, and a superior procurement service. Quality, cost, delivery time, and stability of supply are paramount to this.

With regard to cost competitiveness, we ensure our procurement operations are handled fairly and equitably for our customers regardless of their business size or nationality.

We also abide by the applicable laws, regulations, and social norms (environment, human rights, labor, health, safety, ethics, etc.) to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities such as conservation of the environment, and mutual understanding and trust with customers.

Procurement Policy

(1) Compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms

  1. Compliance with laws and regulations
    We observe the applicable laws, regulations, and social norms (environment, human rights, labor, health, safety, ethics, etc.) of each country and region.
  2. Fair and equitable business activities
    Regardless of business size or nationality, we ensure our procurement operations are handled in a fair and equitable manner with all customers.  Quality, cost, delivery time, and reliability of supply are all considered.
  • Material Procurement Policy Workshop/Seminar
    Material Procurement Policy Workshop/Seminar

(2) Green procurement

As part of our global environmental conservation activities, we strive for green procurement. This involves the procurement of materials with smaller environmental impacts taking into consideration energy conservation, materials usage, chemical management, and the impact on biological diversity.

(3) Establishment of partnerships

We strive to establish mutually beneficial relationship with our customers based on long-term trust and offering superior products and services.

(4) Quality, delivery period, and stable supply

  1. Securing high quality
    To assure and continually improve the quality of our products, we request suppliers establish quality management systems and undergo third-party quality certification in conformity with the ISO9000 (family of) standards.
  2. Securing delivery period and establishing a stable supply system
    To best meet our customers’ demands of stable supply under changing conditions, we request our suppliers to secure the delivery period and establish stable material and/or service supply systems.
  3. Continuing supply in instances of disasters or emergencies
    In instances of disasters or emergencies such as earthquakes and floods, we request our suppliers to share supply chain information that may impact the procurement process for our customers.  Additionally, we encourage our suppliers even under normal circumstances to engage in their own risk management activities, to minimize any disruption during times of disasters or emergencies.

(5) Support for local procurement

We support local procurement and local production.

(6) Requests of our customers

  1. Compliance with laws and social norms
    We request our customers to fulfill their corporate social responsibility and to observe the applicable laws, regulations, and social norms (environment, human rights, labor, health, safety, ethics, etc.) of each country and region.
  2. Sound business activities
    We request our customers to promote sound and fair business activities to build long-term mutual cooperation and trust.
  3. VA/VE activities
    We request our customers to provide suggestions and propose new materials or cost improvement activities through their VA/VE activities.
  4. Shortening the procurement period
    We request our customers to be capable of adapting quickly and flexibly to changes in the market.

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