Supplier Relationship

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, 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 2013 in compliance with the EICC (now 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 compliance with the SCREEN Supplier Code of Conduct, we surveyed 60 suppliers related to semiconductor business in fiscal 2017 and 70 major suppliers (companies not surveyed in fiscal 2017) in fiscal 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. In response to fiscal 2017 survey results, we took measures including bringing up the harassment issue at supplier liaison meetings and providing training and educational materials on the matter to suppliers. We are currently preparing measures in response to the fiscal 2018 survey results.
In addition, in response to fiscal 2018 survey results, we analyzed matters such as the risks regarding foreign, child, and youth laborers. We found no risks regarding slave labor, forced labor, or child labor.

Communication with Suppliers

A picture of the business explanatory meeting

We hold various interactive events with our suppliers in order to strengthen our relationships of cooperation and mutual benefit.
Every spring, we explain the SCREEN group's accounts report, management overview and medium-term management plan to key suppliers.In autumn, we explain concrete business plans from each major operating company and strive to share information 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 Twelfth Edition 315KB
Table 1: List of the Declarable Substances 201KB
Appendix 1: Declaration of Non-Use of Prohibited Substances (1)
Appendix 2: Declaration of Non-Use of Prohibited Substances (2) 110KB
Appendix 3: Memorandum of Understanding to the SCREEN Group's Environmental Initiative 125KB
Appendix 4: Green Procurement Environmental Conservation Activity Questionnaire 209KB