CSR Procurement Guidelines

As of October 1, 2020

Toyobo Group has established CSR procurement guidelines, seeks the understanding of suppliers and business partners in compliance with the guidelines.
In initiating business, the Group takes into consideration of response stats to the guidelines in addition to management, quality, price, delivery, service and technology development of the potential supplies and business partners.

  1. Promote CSR and engage proactively in social contributions.
    • Respect stakeholders and contribute to the creation of a sound and sustainable society.
    • Actively work on social contribution and community activities (such as environmental maintenance and improvement).
  2. Maintain and strengthen compliance (including legal compliance), fair trading, and corporate ethics.
    • Conduct business fairly and impartially without violating social norms in corporate activities.
    • Observe laws and regulations (such as the Antimonopoly Act, the Commercial Code, the Subcontract Act, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, and the Foreign Exchange Act, etc.)
    • Prohibit corruption and bribery of all stakeholders. (such as Illegal gifts, payments, consideration, provision of monetary or non-monetary benefits)
    • Do not have a relationship with antisocial individuals or groups.
    • Take measures to prevent and detect misconduct.
  3. Maintain and strengthen environmental activities.
    • Strive for effective use of resources and energy savings such as improving the efficiency of water and energy use.
    • Reduce emissions of pollutants into the air, water, and soil.
    • Promote the three Rs for waste (Reduce: Reduce waste generation, Reuse: Reusing, Recycle: Recycling).
    • Promote green procurement and green purchasing to reduce environmental impact.
    • Strive to reduce greenhouse gas (CO2 and other gases) emissions such as the promotion of green logistics, and mitigate climate change.
    • Promote efforts to conserve biodiversity, including nature conservation.
  4. Guarantee quality and safety in the supply of products.
    • Promote quality assurance activities and make continuous improvement.
    • Comply with laws and regulations, strive to reduce potential risks, and ensure product safety.
  5. Respect for human rights.
    • Prohibit inhumane acts such as child labor, forced labor, ill treatment, and human trafficking.
    • Prohibit all forms of discrimination, including those based on gender, nationality, race, creed, age, disability, and LGBT.
    • Prevent harassment that harms the dignity of individuals (including sexual and power harassment).
    • Promote responsible procurement in response to the Conflict Minerals Regulation.
    • Comply with laws and regulations regarding occupational health and safety, pay attention to the health of employees, and try to realize a safe and comfortable workplace.
    • Comply with local laws and regulations regarding working hours and try to reduce excessive working hours.
    • Pay wages in excess of the minimum wage in accordance with local laws and regulations.
    • Comply with local laws and regulations on workers' freedom of association and support and respect their rights.
    • Comply with local laws and regulations on workers' right to collective bargaining, and support and respect their rights.
    • Animal experiments and other issues should be considered for the welfare of animals.
  6. Disclose information to and have a dialogue with stakeholders in a timely and appropriate manner, and maintain and strengthen information security measures.
    • Timely disclose product and service information, financial and non-financial information, and risk information.
    • Appropriately manage confidential and personal information, and strive to prevent information leakage and loss.
    • Respect the intellectual property rights of others and ensure thorough compliance with related laws and regulations so as not to unreasonably infringe such rights.

Toyobo Group requires suppliers’ and business partners’ understanding and cooperation to promote proactive efforts according to the CSR procurement guidelines to increase the value of the entire supply chain. To monitor the status of CSR initiatives, the Group will carry out a questionnaire and will request improvement for suppliers and business partners who have issues to solve depends on the results of the survey.