Supplier assessment (environmental and social)

Material Issue Supplier assessment (environmental and social)

  • Targets/Vision
  • Supplier with negative environmental impact *1 : None
  • Supplier with social impact *2 : None
  • *1Determined based on whether there was any case resulting in a fine or lawsuit for violation of pollution/environment laws and regulations
  • *2Determined based on whether there was any case resulting in a fine or lawsuit for violation of labor standard-related laws and regulations

Policy/Point of view

The Group defines the “procurement policy” and “CSR guidelines for material procurement” under “Fair and equitable procurement transactions” set forth in the “Bando Group Code of Conduct.” Based on them, we are, together with our suppliers, working on initiatives in the fields of product safety and quality assurance, human rights and labor, compliance and environmental preservation.

Environmental assessment of suppliers

We evaluate the environmental impact of our suppliers when initiating transactions and conduct a CSR survey to confirm the suppliers’ initiatives for environmental preservation. In fiscal 2019, we confirmed that no supplier had negative environmental impact.
In fiscal 2020, we will continue monitoring and promote enlightenment activities for environmental preservation initiatives.

Social assessment of suppliers

We explain our procurement policy to suppliers and conduct the above-mentioned survey to confirm the suppliers’ social initiatives for human rights, occupational safety, and compliance.
In fiscal 2019, we visited five companies out of those companies to which we conduct CSR survey in fiscal 2018 and checked their social and environmental initiatives. We will continue these activities combining questionnaires and visits to suppliers as part of our risk management.

Key questions in the CSR survey

[Product safety and quality assurance]
Quality management, securing of product safety, management of chemical substances

[Human Rights/Labor]
Occupational health and safety management, prohibition of forced or compulsory labor/child labor, non-use of conflict minerals, decent working hours and wages

Cutoff of any relationship with anti-social forces, framework to prevent corruption

[Environmental Conservation]
Environmental management, monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions, compliance with water quality standard, reduction of wastes

  • Targets/Vision
  • Supplier* (raw material) identified as having a risk of child/forced labor : None

    *Investigated raw materials imported by the Company (natural rubber and textile products) by tracing back the supply chain

  • Maintain “no child labor”

Human rights risk management

The Group conducts the supplier assessment from the perspective of child/forced labor. In order to maintain “no child labor,” we require our suppliers to confirm applicants’ age with their ID card at the time of recruitment, not to employ those who have not reached the legal working age of the respective country/region, to provide “human rights education” at the time of recruitment/employment, to conduct review during the Bando Group Corporate Ethics Month in October every year, and to hold seminars related to human rights in each office. In fiscal 2019, there was no child or forced labor.