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
UACJ and all domestic Group company locations are working to ensure thorough compliance in procurement activities.
Measures for Sustainable Procurement
The UACJ Group conducts sustainability activities that take into account the environment, society, and governance. These activities are important for the Group as well as for our business partners and entire supply chain. To ensure full understanding and cooperation with our activities, we outline our approach in the UACJ Group Sustainable Procurement Guidelines.
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.
UACJ works to maintain and strengthen mutual understanding and trusting relationships with customers over the long term. Furthermore, we support the aims that the Cabinet Office, the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, and others have expressed in the Declaration of Partnership Building.