SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group "Basic Procurement Policy"

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will perform its procurement of goods according to the following five basic ideas (openness, impartiality and fairness, compliance with laws and regulations, mutual trust and environmental considerations). We will strengthen our harmonious and mutually beneficial partnership with our business partners through fair transactions. Also, SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will engage in the promotion of CSR activities through the cooperation of business partners in the Group's procurement activities.

1. Basic Principles of Procurement

Openness SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group opens its doors 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 environmental considerations.
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 concerted efforts with business partners.

2. 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 the above aim, 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.

(1) Securing Superior Product Quality Establish and operate a quality assurance system to improve and maintain the quality of products offered to customers.
  • Establish a quality assurance system in conformity with ISO 9000
(2) Environmental Considerations SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is working to reduce negative impact of its products on the environment from the development and production stages to disposal. To do so, the environmental consideration of our suppliers concerning raw materials and goods is essential.
  • Establish environmental management system in conformity with ISO 14001
  • The procurement of parts and raw materials with minimal negative environmental impact, such as reduction of potentially hazardous chemicals
  • Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, such as promoting effective use of energy
  • Initiatives to preserve water resources and biodiversity
(3) 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
(4) Safety and Hygiene Quality is built through human resources and facilities. The safety management of these resources is the basis of production. Business partners are requested to perform the following.
  • Safety and hygiene management of the workplace and maintenance of employee health
  • Machine safeguarding and safety and hygiene management of facilities
  • Appropriate response to occupational accidents, facility disasters, accidents, etc.

Timber Procurement

At SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group, in order to contribute to the elimination of deforestation as well as the sustainable use of timber resources, we make every effort to ensure that the timber used in products is logged in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Therefore, in cooperation with our suppliers, we implement investigations on commercial distribution with regard to the logging area, tree species and quantity of timber materials, in order to ensure traceability. For recycled materials, we use timber and wood based materials that are already used in markets, as well as unused thinnings and branches.
In case we find timber we have concerns about in terms of legitimacy while investigating our distribution channels, we take appropriate measures in cooperation with our suppliers to promote responsible procurement.

Conflict Minerals

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group is working in conjunction with the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S. to eliminate conflict minerals (gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn)) connected with inhumane acts by local armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries. If we find minerals we have concerns about while investigating our distribution channels, we take appropriate measures in cooperation with our suppliers to promote responsible procurement.

Proposals for New Materials and Technologies

SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group welcomes proposals for new technologies and materials.
Also, when submitting a proposal, please confirm that it complies with the requirements of SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group "Basic Procurement Policy" (Section 1. above).

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