Procurement ManagementWe carry out global procurement activities
that do not have an impact on the environment
“Together with our global partners, we bring innovation to everyone everywhere.” This is the mission that the Socionext Group has set itself.
To realize this vision and fulfill our social responsibilities as a global company, we have established rules for procurement whereby the goods and services we require are purchased from the global market at appropriate quality, price, and delivery terms in a way that is in keeping with the laws of each country and is based on fair and reasonable trading relationships.
We are also taking steps to reinforce sustainable supply chain arrangements by reducing the risks associated with societal challenges throughout our supply chain, including at our customers and suppliers. Along with labor, human rights, ethics, environmental, and business continuity considerations, this also includes responsible minerals procurement.
To adopt sustainability management policies and ensure the rigorous implementation of company-wide targets and the use of sustainable procurement practices throughout the group, the Socionext Group works to optimize how it goes about procurement through collaboration between the departments responsible for operations and development, quality and production engineering, and corporate administration, especially in the areas of manufacturing and procurement.
Action on Building Supply Chains
Socionext conducts a variety of CSR surveys of its suppliers to help maintain sustainable supply chain practices. To build partnerships and strengthen collaboration with suppliers, we also seek to mitigate and manage business continuity risks by engaging in regular communication with key suppliers through management reviews based on the CSR survey results.
We are also conscious of the serious problem posed by conflict minerals (tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold) that are produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or nearby countries and supplied by organizations involved in illegitimate activities that may include human rights abuses, environmental degradation, and corruption. To fulfill our social responsibilities in our procurement activities, we conduct due diligence investigations into the supply chains for these conflict minerals and make the results available to customers who request them.
The Socionext Group reports any procurement activities that are, or are suspected of being, compliance violations and cooperates with investigations. We also respond promptly once the facts behind a report have been established and investigated. In accordance with the law and company policy on this issue, measures are in place to ensure that the persons making and receiving reports are not identified so as to prevent them from being subject to any unfavorable treatment.