Basic Purchasing Policy

Basic Purchasing Policy

Tokuyama recognizes that the cooperation and support received from all its trading partners play an underpinning role in the Company's business activities. We would also like to remain a good partner with the common goal of creating valuable products that enhance people's lives.
To achieve this goal, we will carry out purchasing activities according to the following basic policy. Tokuyama will:

  1. Comply with the relevant laws and regulations, in word and in spirit, when conducting its purchasing activities.
  2. Conduct impartial and fair as well as transparent purchasing activities.
  3. Create an environment that facilitates the entry of new trading partners, keeping its doors wide open to trading partners at home and abroad who have unique proposals.
  4. Conduct regular contract reviews in continuous/repeat purchasing transactions.
  5. Comprehensively evaluate trading partners and their products/services at the time of purchasing transactions from the following viewpoints to make the best choice for the Company.
    • ・Quality, price, delivery
    • ・Technical capability, reliability, safety
    • ・After-sales service, ease of maintenance management
    • ・Ability to respond in the event of breakdown
    • ・Compatibility with existing equipment
    • ・Stability of management
    • ・Efforts in legal compliance
    • ・CSR procurement perspectives, such as resource protection and environmental conservation
  6. Compile and publish CSR procurement guidelines and clearly specify them to its trading partners.
  7. Rigorously manage information obtained in the course of its purchasing activities and endeavor to maintain confidentiality.
  8. Not accept any kind of business entertainment or gift, such as a reward, which would exceed the scope of personal gain or social acceptability when engaging in purchasing transactions.

Note: This policy does not constitute a contract, nor is it to be construed as an offer of contract.

CSR Procurement Guidlines

1.Respect for Human Rights

  • We respect basic human rights.
  • No discrimination in employee treatment/hiring, etc.
  • Forced/child labor prohibited.

2.Ensuring of Occupational Health and Safety

  • We verify that workers' health and safety at workplaces is ensured.
  • Having formulated emergency measures, we work on thorough awareness of them.

3.Reduction of Impact on Global Environment

  • We manage designated chemical substances appropriately.
  • We carry out proper disposal of industrial waste.

4.Promotion of Fair Trade

  • We do not provide/accept inappropriate benefits.
  • We do not abuse our advantageous position or act to place business partners at a disadvantage.
  • We provide suppliers with accurate information on products, services and transaction methods.

5.Quality/Safety Improvements

  • Quality management system in place and operational.
  • To ensure product quality, we take prompt measures to manage traceability and solve problems.

6.Management of Information Security

  • Confidential/personal information about/from business partners is classified and appropriately managed/safeguarded.
  • In taking measures to guard against threats to our computers/networks, we manage them to prevent damage being inflicted on our business partners.

7.Promotion of CSR Activities

  • We promote CSR activities that can contribute to the development of international society/local communities.

8.Deployment throughout Supply Chain

  • We deploy and promote those CSR activities along our supply chains.

Items procured

Items below are procured for manufacturing chemicals and plastics, electronics, cement, and other products, for use in our private electricity generation facilities, and for our research laboratories.

・Raw materials and fuels, including industrial salt, metallic silicon, coal, and heavy oil Packing materials, and containers
・Manufacturing facilities (machinery, electrical, instruments), and the construction, maintenance, and repair thereof
・Analyzers and reagents
・Machine components, electrical instrumentation materials, maintenance and repair materials, and consumables
・OA equipment, office supplies

Contact information related to purchasing

Procurement Dept.

Address: FRONT PLACE AKIHABARA, 7-5, Sotokanda 1-chome Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8618, Japan

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