CSR Procurement Activities
Toppan aims to contribute to the sustainable growth of society. To this end, we promote CSR procurement, whereby CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities are extended throughout the entire supply chain in cooperation with business partners (suppliers, companies, organizations, or individuals from which Toppan procures products, materials, equipment, or services, etc.). Through these activities, we also aim to enhance the corporate value of Toppan and our business partners.
The first version of these guidelines was published in 2007, and since then we have been engaging in CSR procurement activities. However, in order to address matters such as recent trends and the demands of international society, we have revised the guidelines and published a second version in January 2014. These guidelines consist of the following Basic Procurement Policy and set of CSR Procurement Standards.
Basic Procurement Policy
This is a basic policy that applies to all employees involved in procurement activities at the Toppan Group.
- We fairly and impartially offer opportunities to all business partners and potential business partners.
- We comply with domestic and overseas laws and regulations and conduct fair business transactions based on corporate ethics.
- We strictly control the information obtained through procurement activities.
- We work to conserve the environment and reduce impact on the environment.
- We pursue QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) in order to meet the needs of the market.
- We work to foster mutual cooperation and build relationships of trust with business partners.
- We promote CSR initiatives throughout the entire supply chain.
CSR Procurement Standards
These are the standards that we ask business partners to meet. In addition to meeting these standards, the basic principle for doing business with a company is that the company informs its business partners of these guidelines or of its own similar guidelines so that the details of these guidelines are passed further up the supply chain.
|1. Basic Procurement Standards||1) Maintenance and improvement of quality||Business partners should implement appropriate quality control, establish quality assurance systems, maintain the level of quality required, and consistently strive to improve quality.|
|2) Appropriate pricing||Business partners should continuously provide raw materials, equipment, or services, etc. at prices that are competitive and appropriate.|
|3) Stable supply||Business partners should consistently strive to provide a stable supply of raw materials, equipment, or services, etc. and implement measures to enable supply even in the event of unforeseen circumstances.|
|4) Product safety||Business partners should comply with laws, regulations, and standards related to matters such as product safety and the management of harmful chemical substances and strive to ensure the safety and health of the users and consumers of products. They should also provide information such as the results of investigations related to product safety without fail.|
|5) Management of information||Business partners should appropriately manage and protect personal information and confidential information related to business and prevent its unauthorized or wrongful use or disclosure. They should also establish appropriate countermeasures and systems to address threats related to computer networks.|
|6) Compliance with laws and social norms||Business partners should comply with the laws and regulations of each country or region, international treaties, and social norms and conduct business activities based on corporate ethics.|
|7) Fair business activities||Business partners should not engage in any activity that inhibits free competition or any unfair competitive activity and should promote fair business activities.|
|8) Protection of and respect for intellectual property rights||Business partners should not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third parties when conducting business activities, such as the development, production, or sale of products or services.|
|9) Protection of people reporting improper conduct||Business partners should establish an internal reporting system that guarantees confidentiality and protection for people who report improper conduct, and they should make employees fully aware that there will be no reprisal against any person making such a report.|
|10) Disclosure of information||Business partners should disclose appropriately and in a timely manner information required to be disclosed by law, such as information related to the details of business activities, financial condition (financial position, performance), and risk. Even in cases where it is not required by law, business partners should provide information promptly if it affects or could affect the continuity of business transactions.|
|2．Procurement Standards Concerning Human Rights, Labor, the Environment, and Anti-Corruption||1) Human Rights||Business partners should respect the human rights of all people related to their business activities. They should also ensure that their activities do not infringe human rights directly or indirectly.|
|3) The Environment||Business partners should comply with local environment-related laws and regulations and work to prevent pollution of the atmosphere, water, and soil. They should also continuously measure and assess the use and discharge of resources and work to reduce impacts on the environment.|
|4) Anti-Corruption||Business partners should prohibit and prevent conduct such as bribery, corruption, inappropriate provision or receipt of profits, extortion, and misappropriation.|
* The following material can be downloaded.
Relating to Toppan CSR procurement
|For the entire
|Toppan Group CSR Procurement Guidelines Version 2 January 1, 2014 PDF(143KB)|
|Toppan Group Standards for the Management of Chemical Components of Raw Materials Version4.7 (October 15, 2021) PDF(699KB)|
For inquiries from material and equipment suppliers regarding the CSR Procurement Guidelines
For inquiries regarding the CSR Procurement Guidelines
Production partners (production control-related) and planning/design suppliers (planning and sales promotion-related) should direct inquiries to the business partner information desk of the relevant division.
Green procurement in individual business divisions
|Living & Industry Division||Documents to be submitted (June 1, 2018) Excel(90KB)|
|Green Procurement Guidelines in Packaging Business Ver.4.4 (June 1, 2018) PDF(1.30MB)|
Direct inquires concerning green procurement in the Living & Industry Division to:
|Electronics Division||Electronics Division's Green Procurement Guidelines Ver.14 (December 2, 2020) PDF(255KB)|
For inquiries concerning green procurement in the Electronics Division: