As a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, we conduct procurement activities based on “the Mitsubishi Chemical Group Charter of Corporate Behavior[Open in a new window]” for aiming to achieve KAITEKI[Open in a new window], an original concept of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group. We promote and reinforce procurement activities to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities not only in our group but also an entire supply chain with our business partners.
Basic Procurement Policy
1. Fairness, Equitability and Transparency
We conduct procurement activities in a fair, equitable and transparent manner. We are aware of the importance of accountability for our procurement activities and disclose relevant information as appropriate.
We select suppliers based on comprehensive evaluations using appropriate criteria in the areas of cost competitiveness, technical skill and corporate stance (compliance with laws and social norms, environmental consideration, respect for human rights, etc.). We maintain a posture of openness in procurement to all companies in Japan and abroad.
2. Partnerships and Mutually Beneficial Relationships
Based on the recognition that all our suppliers are our partners in business, we strive to enhance mutual understanding and build relationships of mutual trust while striving to carry out procurement activities that advance mutual business development.
3. Compliance with Laws and Regulations
In procurement activities, we comply with social norms and the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations.
4. CSR Procurement
Constantly keeping the spirit of corporate social responsibility in mind, we conduct sustainable procurement activities with due consideration given to resource protection, environmental conservation, safety, human rights and other such factors.
Request for Suppliers
We believe that to establish mutual trust based partnership and to act on entire supply chain bases are very important, and furthermore, it is essential to have suppliers' cooperation on procurement activities.
We have summarized our norm in below to share with our suppliers, and for the better understanding, we also prepared the "Guidebook" to explain the details of our norm. The Guidebook could be downloaded from the link attached on the bottom of this page.
1. Awareness and Responsibility
Based on the fundamental understanding that the foundation of corporate activities should be built on trust of the society, be aware of one's corporate social responsibility and seek to build a better relationship with the human race, the society, and the global environment through the business of each party.
2. Accountability and Transparency
Recognize the importance of accountability in corporate activities, preserve transparency in such activities, disclose information appropriately, and always maintain a stance of openness, both internally and externally.
3. Legal Compliance and Fairness, Equitability, and Integrity
Always comply with laws and international standards, and ensure fair, equitable and sincere treatment of stakeholders and employees. This attitude shall also apply to dealings among employees.
4. Valuing Stakeholders
Respect and communicate closely with all stakeholders including customers, suppliers, shareholders, business partners, government agencies, local communities, and employees, and consider the outcomes of such communication in corporate activities.
5. Respect for Human Rights
Respect the dignity and rights of all people, and shall not discriminate against people unfairly based on any reason whatsoever.
6. Employment and Labor
Prevent engage in any form of forced, compulsory, or child labor. Managements at all levels shall respect human diversity and create working environments where employees can exercise their abilities to the utmost in safe and healthy settings, in order to make optimal use of human resources. Managements shall build sound relations with its employees through close dialogue, and shall respect employees' rights, including freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining.
7. Environment and Safety
Strive to reduce environmental impact and protect the environment and ecosystems in its operations, in addition to supplying environmentally friendly products and services. Recognizing that the health and safety of its employees and communities in which the company do business form the foundation for the very existence of the company and that it has a corporate social responsibility to assure the health and safety of others, it shall continue to ensure safe business activities.
8. Fair Business Practices
Conduct business fairly and sincerely, adhering to ethical principles and refraining from unfair trade practices and any form of bribery or corruption, to contribute to sound social and economic development through fair competition in the market.
Handle any approaches from anti-social forces and groups (such as organized criminals or organizations subject to government-mandated business restrictions) in a determined manner and refuse to have any business relationship with them.
9. Customer Satisfaction
Constantly strive to satisfy the company's customers by keeping the promises made in contracts with them, doing its utmost to ensure the safety and quality of the products and services it supply, and engaging in dialogue and R&D.
10. Information Management
In the course of the company's corporate activities, maintain appropriate records and make reports as required by law and regulation. The company shall manage information carefully to prevent leakage of confidential data relating to customers, business partners, or its own business.
11. Science and Technology
Recognize the importance of the company's own and others' intellectual property rights and respect such rights.
12. Community Involvement
Contribute broadly to society through our businesses. In addition, the company shall respond to the desires and expectations of local communities by enhancing our understanding of their cultures and customs and acting as a good corporate citizen.
13. Sharing Standards
Recognize that the suppliers and other firms with which you do business are your important partners, and willingly disclose and share business philosophies and codes of conduct with each other to deepen mutual understanding.