Working with Suppliers

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Basic Policies for Material Procurement

The Kawasaki Group conducts procurement activities based on the following Basic Policies for Material Procurement.

  • Fair and Impartial Procurements
    We will provide broad and impartial opportunities for our business partners, and will make selections with integrity and good faith after conducting comprehensive and fair evaluations of quality, price, delivery schedule, technological development capabilities, and other such factors.
  • Relationships with Business Partners
    We seek to realize optimal quality, cost and delivery schedule together with stable procurement by taking a long-term perspective to build relationships of trust with business partners with the aim of mutual enhancement of competitiveness and prosperity.
  • Compliance
    We will observe related statutes and regulations as well as social norms. We will place information gained through procurements under appropriate controls, and will take thoroughgoing measures to protect confidential information and prevent leaks.
  • Consideration for human rights, labor and occupational safety and health
    We will advance procurement activities that have consideration for human rights, the work environment and occupational safety and health.
  • Harmony with the global environment through green procurement
    We will advance procurement that has consideration for the global environment with respect to the materials used in products.

Conflict Minerals

In December 2013, the Kawasaki Group posted its Policy Regarding Procurement of Conflict Minerals on its website. This policy states that the Group has no intention whatsoever of being party to conflicts or inhumane acts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries through the procurement or use of the tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold—so called conflict minerals—that are produced in these countries. We also ask our suppliers to take similar efforts in the CSR Procurement Guidelines.

Policy Regarding Procurement of Conflict Minerals

Armed groups that repeatedly commit inhumane acts such as killings, looting and sexual violence may derive capital from the four minerals of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (known as “conflict minerals”) being produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries. As a result, there is a concern that these conflict minerals will lead to an escalation of problems.
The Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group has no intention whatsoever of being party to such conflicts or inhumane acts through the procurement or use of these conflict minerals in consideration of respect for human rights. Going forward, efforts will be made to tackle the issue of conflict minerals in close liaison with customers and suppliers.


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