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.
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.
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.