The UACJ Group’s basic policy on procurement rests on the principle of free competition and calls for us to engage in fair, transparent, and proper procurement activities. To adapt our procurement activities to changes in social conditions, we revise the composition of procurement items, procurement methods, and procurement conditions, as needed, and make other changes as well.
We look beyond past performance in choosing who we do business with and are open to dealing with domestic and overseas suppliers that meet price, quality, delivery time, stable supply capability, reliability, environmental, and other requirements. Products with new functions and functions that offer improved performance are of particular interest and we actively include them in our scope of purchases.
Compliance in Procurement Activities
The UACJ Group takes steps to promote strict compliance in procurement activities. Our efforts in this regard include seminars on Japan’s Subcontract Act. Seminars are scheduled for each business site of UACJ Corporation and the domestic Group companies and steady progress is being made in holding them.
CSR Procurement Initiatives
The UACJ Group believes it is important to consider the needs of society and the environment not only within the Group but throughout the supply chain. We, therefore, have developed the UACJ Corporation CSR Deployment Guideline for Suppliers and ask that our suppliers work with us based on a thorough understanding of our position on CSR procurement.
Environmentally Conscious Procurement
When individual works procure raw materials and indirect materials, they request the suppliers to perform surveys to ascertain the presence of designated chemical substances and provide certifications that designated chemical substances have not been used. They do this as part of their ISO14001 activities. Whenever possible, we switch to raw and indirect material alternatives with lower amounts of designated chemical substances.