With economic globalization and the increasing demand for resources driven by economic growth in developing countries, it is becoming even more important for companies to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their global supply chains.
To fulfill this responsibility, we have formulated the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy (attached), effective April 1, 2007. The policy is designed to ensure that CSR procurement is implemented when sourcing all raw materials used by the Oji Group, and it calls for cooperation from suppliers and other business partners. Under the policy, the Group will ensure that procurement of raw materials is in compliance with laws, while embarking on initiatives to verify the environmental and social impact of all procurement practices.
With regard to wood raw material, the Oji Group first established a Wood Raw Material Procurement Policy in April 2005. This policy clarified the Group’s commitment to procuring wood raw materials based on resources that are grown through sustainable forest management.
Accompanying the introduction of the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy, the Group has also revised that Wood Raw Material Procurement Policy, renaming it the "Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines" (attached) and positioning it under the broader Partnership Procurement Policy. The revised guidelines strengthen the Group's capacity to verify that the wood raw materials it procures come from resources that are grown through sustainable forest management. Appropriate management and use of forest resources through CSR procurement also contributes to the prevention of global warming and preservation of biodiversity.
By implementing the Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy, the Oji Group will fulfill its corporate social responsibilities by conducting all business activities in compliance with laws and consideration for the environment and society. In so doing, the Oji Group will continue to strive to be worthy of the trust of its stakeholders and to improve its corporate value.
Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy
Established: April 1, 2007
Revised: October 1, 2012
The Oji Group, in order to fulfill its social responsibilities in business when procuring raw materials, pursues CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) procurement that takes environmental and social factors into consideration in cooperation with business partners throughout its supply chain.
Our CSR procurement activities are based on principles such as the United Nations Global Compact, the Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct, and the Oji Group Environmental Charter. By implementing CSR procurement, we seek to contribute to a truly enriched and sustainable society.
We continually seek to improve our CSR procurement activities by communicating closely with business partners.
Our Requests to Business Partners
The Oji Group requests business partners in its supply chain to take the actions enumerated below, and works together with them to help them to do so. We also expect our business partners to encourage their suppliers to take these actions.
(1) Ensure stable supply
1. Offer competitive prices
2. Ensure quality and delivery
(2) Comply with laws and social standards, and engage in fair trade
1. Comply with relevant laws and international conventions
2. Maintain sincere and healthy relations with business partners
(3) Consider the environment
1. Reinforce environmental management systems
2. Reduce waste and effectively use resources
3. Pursue global warming countermeasures
4. Protect biodiversity
5. Reduce environmental impact
6. Manage chemical substances
(4) Demonstrate social concern
1. Protect human rights (prohibit child labor, forced labor, discrimination, and harassment)
2. Protect labor rights (maintain good labor relations, avoid long working hours, and ensure minimum wage standards are met)
3. Ensure workplace safety and health
4. Contribute to society and the local community
(5) Communicate with society
1. Build relationships of trust with stakeholders through communication
2. Respect the cultures and customs of other countries
3. Appropriately disclose and protect information
This procurement policy applies to all raw materials procured by the Oji Group. The procurement of wood raw materials is covered by the Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines which are subordinate to this procurement policy.
Monitoring will be conducted as needed in order to effectively pursue CSR procurement that considers environmental and social factors.
Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy 57KB
Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines 59KB
We report the status of the implementation of our guidelines. Please see the follwing.
Wood raw material procurement report 452KB
||Oji Environmental Charter established
||Oji joins United Nations Global Compact
||Oji Group Corporate Code of Conduct and Oji Group Principles of Conduct established
||Wood Raw Material Procurement Policy established
||Oji Environmental Charter revised and renamed "Oji Group Environmental Charter"
||Oji Group Partnership Procurement Policy established
Wood Raw Material Procurement Policy revised and renamed "Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines"