Procurement Policy

Based on "Open and fair Trade" as a basic policy, we are developing procurement activities that are conscious of "partnership" and "CSR procurement".
By "visualizing" the process of determining the supplier, we are realizing a swift and fair deal. We regularly conduct seminars on subcontracting laws for person in charge of purchase on the Group, conduct voluntary inspections, and thoroughly observe the subcontracting law. We are thoroughly in compliance even in purchasing professional education.
Meanwhile, we are working to strengthen our supply chain in an effort to prevent supply disruptions in the event of major disasters and other contingencies.

◆Open and Fair Trade: Pursue Fair and Equitable Procurement Activities
On the principle of fair, equitable, and free competition on the international basis, we seek out a wide range of excellent suppliers, evaluate and select suppliers from the viewpoint of quality, cost, delivery schedule, risk management, technical capability, environment, etc. We are also willing to consider proposals from our suppliers.

◆Partnership: Promote Mutual Growth Based on Mutual Trust
We believe that close communication is essential to building better partnership with suppliers. We endeavor to promote mutual growth through sound business based on mutual trust.

◆CSR Procurement: Efforts of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
As our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility, we have established the SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct for suppliers, and ask them to contribute to the development of supply chains.

◆Green Procurement: Reduce Environmental Impacts
When procuring components, materials, units, and other parts, we ask suppliers to submit a statement of agreement and undertake initiatives to reduce their environmental impact.

Supplier Code of Conduct

The  SCREEN Group CSR Charter sets forth nine universal standards: provision of products and services beneficial to society, respect for human rights and friendly work environment, establishment of friendly environment for people and our planet, sound and effective corporate governance, compliance with laws and regulations and standards of ethics, appropriate management and utilization of information and intellectual property, appropriate disclosure of company information, corporate social responsibility as good corporate citizen, and exclusion of anti-social forces. In addition, we operate in accordance with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct to help ensure we fulfill our responsibility as a participant in supply chains of the electronic equipment industry and other industries that use our products and services. 
Recognizing that our suppliers are part of the same supply chain, we have drafted and published the SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct, which is based on the RBA Code of Conduct, to promote understanding of, and support for, legal compliance, respect for human rights, environmental conservation, and the safety of products and services. We ask suppliers to understand and cooperate with the SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct.

SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct
Cooperation with Suppliers

Green Procurement Standards

The SCREEN Group's Green Procurement Standards oblige us to require the following from those supplying us with parts, materials, or entire units.

1. Suppliers are required to submit the "Memorandum of Understanding to the SCREEN Group's Environmental Initiative".
2. Suppliers are required to have some sort of environmental management system initiative.
3. Suppliers are required to provide us with information on the chemical contents in the products they sell to the SCREEN Group, as well as the amounts of these chemicals present.
4. Suppliers are required to submit the "Declaration of Non-Use of Prohibited Substances".

Green Procurement Standards 14th Edition PDF
Table 1: List of the Declarable Substances PDF
Appendix 1: Declaration of Non-Use of Prohibited Substances (1)

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Appendix 2: Declaration of Non-Use of Prohibited Substances (2) PDF
Appendix 3: Memorandum of Understanding to the SCREEN Group's Environmental Initiative PDF
Appendix 4: Green Procurement Environmental Conservation Activity Questionnaire PDF