Our approach to CSR procurement
The Hitachi Zosen Group has established the "Hitz Value," "SDGs Basic Guidelines," and "Basic Policy on the Environment." In addition to improving the quality of products and services in our conventional business activities, we are working to improve the overall quality of management, including corporate social responsibility (CSR). In procurement activities as well, we have established "basic purchasing guidelines" that include fair and impartial transactions, legal compliance, and promotion of environmental protection, and we cooperate over a wide range of issues with our business partners to improve CSR in the entire supply chain (CSR procurement). We request that our business partners gain a renewed understanding of our policy and support its intent.
In addition to quality, price, and delivery lead time, Procurement department evaluates and selects business partners proactively which are engaged in pro-CSR business activities, and business partners which can continuously improve by building a CSR management system.
Request to business partners
1.Compliance with laws
In recent years, serious non-compliance issues such as inspection irregularities and illegal activities have become a social problem.In order to eliminate criminal acts such as legal violations and bribery throughout the supply chain, we investigate the legal compliance status of our suppliers using a database from the 3rd party organization and determine whether or not to do business with them in accordance with our internal operational standards.We would like to ask our suppliers to ensure the full enforcement of legal compliance and cooperate with us in maintaining a healthy supply chain.
2. Survey on CSR implementation
In order to promote CSR in the supply chain, we conduct an annual survey of our suppliers' attitudes towards CSR initiatives. We provide feedback on the survey results to help our suppliers build and promote their CSR management systems.In addition, the SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) created by the United Nations Global Compact Network Japan Supply Chain Subcommittee, an international organization concerned with SDGs, is used for this survey so that the survey can be conducted based on global standards covering all aspects of CSR.We are increasingly receiving various CSR-related survey requests from domestic and international customers and various organizations. As a member of the supply chain, we may ask for your cooperation in appropriate information disclosure, which we would highly appreciate.