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, fair and free competition on the international basis, 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. doing.
◆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.
SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct
The SCREEN Group formulated its SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct in accordance with the RBA Code of Conduct. As a CSR code of conduct for the supply chain, it is available on our website for our suppliers to learn and abide by.
To determine our suppliers’ level of conformance to the SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct, we surveyed 60 SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co.,Ltd. suppliers in fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 and 70 major suppliers (companies such as not surveyed in previous fiscal year) in fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, focusing on risk items that had come up in previous surveys, such as human rights and labor issues. The results of both years’ surveys showed a low awareness of harassment issues.
Based on the results of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 survey, we carried out a number of efforts, such as requesting that companies with numerous harassment-related problems take improvement measures and submit improvement plans. We also analyzed matters such as the risks regarding foreign, child, and youth laborers. However, we found no issues regarding slave labor, forced labor, or child labor.
At SCREEN, we create a variety of opportunities for dialogue with suppliers in order to forge stronger relationships built upon collaboration, trust, and mutual development. In the first quarter of each fiscal year, we provide our major suppliers with the SCREEN Group’s financial statement, an overview of the Group’s business situation, our medium-term business plan, and other relevant information.
The 2018 SCREEN Holdings business policy briefing held on May 11, 2018 was attended by 206 of our major suppliers in commercial products, processed goods, design, software, and assembly. In the third quarter, all major Group business operating companies discussed their detailed business plans and engaged in information sharing 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.
Suppliers are required to submit the "Memorandum of Understanding to the SCREEN Group's Environmental Initiative".
Suppliers are required to have some sort of environmental management system initiative.
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.
Suppliers are required to submit the "Declaration of Non-Use of Prohibited Substances".