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azbil Group Basic Procurement Policy

azbil Group Basic Procurement Policy

Based on the azbil Group philosophy and Guiding Principles for azbil Group Business, the azbil Group works proactively to achieve a sustainable society and preserve the Earth’s environment while maintaining high ethical standards and understanding and complying with the law in order to implement procurement-related activity fairly and equitably, taking into consideration human rights and the environment in Japan and abroad.
By undertaking, together with our business partners, procurement activity that considers corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout the supply chain, we intend to build long-term trust relationships with customers, to cooperate with them to achieve mutual prosperity, and to contribute to the local community and society.

  1. The public nature of the company and the fulfillment of our responsibilities to society
    We disclose timely, appropriate, and accurate information to our business partners, and act so as to earn their trust by our openness.
    We receive the opinions of our business partners with sincerity, foster good communications with them, and act to fulfill our social responsibilities together with them.
  2. Fairness in commercial transactions
    In dealing with our business partners inside and outside Japan, we observe international rules and laws and do not engage in unfair actions such as abusing a dominant position with respect to business partners.
    In selecting business partners, we compare and evaluate them in a fair and equitable manner, considering companies’ management foundations, quality, price, stability of supply, technological development, and efforts to achieve a sustainable society.
  3. Respect for human rights
    In our procurement activities, we stand together with our business partners in opposing behaviors that violate human rights, such as child labor, human trafficking, forced labor, and overwork, and we strive to eliminate discrimination based on race, sex, religion, etc., and to reduce unkind behavior such as harassment.
  4. Protection of the environment
    In our procurement activity we, together with our business partners, observe the laws related to environmental protection. We strive continuously to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; promote efficiency in the use of energy, resources, and water; manage the chemical substances contained in products; promote environment-friendly design; work to minimize climate change; recycle resources; preserve biodiversity; and help to preserve the Earth’s environment.