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

Management and Promotion Method of Supplier assessment (environmental and social)

[Responsible Departments]
  • Procurement Department of Manufacturing Planning Center
[Policy/Point of view]

The Bando Group considers its suppliers as partners and believes that it is important to build a relationship that allows each other to trust and develop to ensure stable procurement in the future.
The Group sets forth fair procurement transactions in the “Group Code of Conduct” stipulating rules to be complied with by all Bando Group officers and employees and also established the “procurement policy” and “CSR guidelines for material procurement” to promote, together with our business partners, initiatives in the fields of product safety and quality assurance, human rights and labor, compliance, and environmental preservation.

[Targets/Vision]

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

[Measures]
  • Explain our procurement policies
  • Evaluate the environmental impact when initiating transactions
  • Conduct a CSR survey to confirm the environmental/social initiatives
  • Visit suppliers who did not meet our requirements as a result of the CSR survey to perform an on-site assessment and exchange opinions
  • Follow up on the improvements

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

[Compliance]
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”

Management and Promotion Method of Human rights
(child labor/forced or compulsory labor)

[Responsible Departments]
  • Personnel Department
  • Procurement Department of Manufacturing Planning Center
[Policy/Point of view]

The Bando Group sets forth the compliance with laws and regulations and corporate ethics, and respect of human rights, personality and individuality in the “Group Code of Conduct” stipulating rules to be complied with by all Bando Group officers and employees and also established the “procurement policy” and the “CSR guidelines for material procurement” to promote, together with our busines partners, CSR initiatives in the fields of product safety and quality assurance, human rights and labor, compliance, and environmental preservation.
In addition, for group companies, we established and implement the “Employment regulations” to ensure no unfair labor practice.

[Targets/Vision]

(Group) Maintain “no child, forced or compulsory labor”
Supplier (raw material) identified as having a risk of child/forced labor: None

[Measures] (Group)
  • Confirm applicants’ age with their ID at the time of recruitment. Not to employ those who have not reached the legal working age of the respective country/region
  • Include in the “employment regulations” a rule not to keep the original of the employees’ ID at the time of recruitment and implement it
  • Provide “human rights education” at the time of recruitment/employment
  • Conduct review during the Bando Group Corporate Ethics Month in every October. Hold seminars on human rights in each business facility
[Measures] (Suppliers)
  • Explain our procurement policies
  • Investigate suppliers
  • Visit suppliers who did not meet our requirements to perform an on-site assessment and exchange opinions
  • Follow up on the improvements

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.