Our Basic Stance
In accordance with “Shindengen group guideline for action", the procurement sections of the Shindengen Group strive to enhance the corporation value, and the mutual development with business partners through purchasing necessary materials and services, etc. from the global market with appropriate quality, cost, and delivery time in order to provide with customers for high-quality products that customers need.
In order to obtain materials at competitive cost, Shindengen does not take consideration on supplier’s sizes and nationality based on free competition principle. Also, we comply with relevant laws and regulations, and always interact with business partners with faithful manner from an equal, fair, and equitable stance.
In addition, Shindengen complies with relevant laws, ordinances, and social norms (environment, human rights, labor, safety, sanitation, ethics, etc.) in each country/region. And for the matter of related corporate social responsibilities, such as preservation of the local environment, we engage in enhance along with business partners based on the relationship with the mutual understanding and trust.
Shindengen Group Materials Procurement Policy
(1) Compliance with legislation and social norms
- Compliance with legislation and regulations
We observe the applicable laws, regulations, and social norms (environment, human rights, labor, safety, sanitation, ethics, etc.) of each country and region.
- 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.
(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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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, safety, sanitation, ethics, etc.) of each country and region.
- Sound business activities
We request our customers to promote sound and fair business activities to build long-term mutual cooperation and trust.
- VA/VE activities
We request our customers to provide suggestions and propose new materials or cost improvement activities through their VA/VE activities.
- Shortening the procurement period
We request our customers to be capable of adapting quickly and flexibly to changes in the market.
Procurement Policy Briefing for Business Partners
Shindengen’s Purchasing Department held a policy briefing for business partners on May 22, 2019.
After presenting an explanation of our business plans and policies in addition to the points covered by the Shindengen Group Basic CSR Policy and Procurement Policy, we asked for our business partners’ understanding of and cooperation in upholding these policies. In fiscal 2019, 167 business partners participated, and we used this briefing as an opportunity for broader dialogue.