Requests to Our Suppliers

We ask that our Suppliers strive to achieve the following in their business activities:

Compliance with the laws and regulations of countries and territories in which business activities are carried out (anti-trust legislation, laws concerning subcontracting, labor, protection of personal information, etc.)
Respect for fundamental human rights and promotion of safe and congenial working environments free of forced or excessive labor, child labor, and discrimination of any kind.
Consideration for environmental conservation, among other things, through conservation of energy and resources.
Procurement of raw materials with little stress on the environment, and little impact on the global environment and biodiversity.
Establishment of supply arrangements excelling in quality, price and delivery, and which can continue to deliver in times of disaster or other unforeseen situations.
Compliance with our Procurement Policy for Wood Raw Materials.
Understanding and cooperation with our Conflict Minerals Policy.
No bribes to any of our purchasing staff, nor the provision of any entertainment or gifts beyond socially accepted norms.
Promotion of the above requests with regard to your own suppliers.

Supplier CSR Questionnaires

Based on the Rengo Group’s Fundamental Policy on Procurement, we collaborate with suppliers to engage in procurement activities that are friendly to the global environment and local communities. Once a year, we conduct supplier CSR questionnaires to gain an understanding of the CSR initiatives of our suppliers and clarify related issues. In FY3/2023, we expanded this initiative from 37 companies in the previous year, distributing questionnaires to 52 major suppliers from whom we purchase materials, and we received responses from 55 companies, including supplier subsidiaries (the cover rate is about 70% of the total purchase price). We have set standard scores, and if there are items with low evaluation scores, we take actions such as requesting improvement efforts and checking the implementation status.
By working together with respondents to tackle the issues identified through the questionnaire, we seek to build solid trust and stronger long-term cooperative relationships with suppliers.

Overview of FY3/2023 CSR Questionnaire Results
In our CSR questionnaire, we use the CSR Procurement Self-Assessment Question Table created by Global Compact Network Japan. The average percentage scores of the 55 responding companies were high in the areas of “information security” and “labor” but low in the areas of “human rights” and “supply chains.”

Overview of FY3/2022 CSR Questionnaire Results