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Promoting CSR Among Our Suppliers


Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2013.

Basic Approach

[Image]Best Practice Examples of Suppliers, the tool Fuji Xerox is using to promote CSR procurement.

Best Practice Examples of Suppliers, the tool Fuji Xerox is using to promote CSR procurement.

At the Fujifilm Group we not only conduct business activities with an awareness emphasizing the importance of corporate ethics and social responsibility within our own company, but we also obtain the understanding of our suppliers. With the goal of conducting such activities in coordination with them, we are enhancing partnerships with our suppliers that put in practice the principles of fair and impartial trade. In fiscal 2009, we formulated the Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy, which shows our approach regarding procurement that takes into consideration the concerns of CSR, and we are continuing to make efforts to improve our CSR activities in coordination with our suppliers.

Outline of Activities in Fiscal 2012


Since 2000 we have been making efforts for green procurement, which takes the environment into consideration. We later launched our examination for CSR procurement and on the occasion of the formulation of the Fujifilm Group Procurement Policy in 2009, we expanded the CSR self-check by adding society items which matched the Procurement Policy regarding corporate ethics, human rights and labor, etc. with the Corporate Greenness Survey up to that time, and we took the lead by beginning a trial survey of this at 70 of our major suppliers’ companies. As a result of using the CSR self-check which our suppliers conduct themselves, as well as ensuring that they understand our company’s approach to CSR by assessing and providing feedback on their self-check, they are conducting measures to maintain and improve their CSR activities. In fiscal 2012, we aimed to conduct the CSR self-check more efficiently and established a survey procedure by newly using an internet system. In fiscal 2013, using this system, we intend to go on to enhance the survey.

Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox is making efforts with our suppliers to conduct ethical procurement in all our procurement activities, such as production materials as well as logistics and other indirect materials (paper, general purchases, etc.).

In proceeding with ethical procurement, we are conducting measures in collaboration with our suppliers such as holding briefings, conducting self-checks, formulating plans to improve activities based on analysis results and offering support in activities to make improvements. In fiscal 2012, in the field of production materials, in consideration of the burden on our suppliers and toward the improvement of the matching ratio of the assessment of each supplier’s self-check and Fuji Xerox’s check, we asked continuous suppliers to submit a plan for the improvement of activities for items which did not match with our assessment in the previous year, and requested that new suppliers conduct a selfcheck on all items. We set a target of a matching rate of 90% or more for the highest priority items (57 items) and conducted awareness-raising activities among the management level on conducting visiting assessments. However, since approx. 7% were new suppliers, our achieved rate was slightly less than in the previous year, at 93.8% (the previous year was 95.6%). Furthermore, since we had found in visiting assessments until now that in China there was a particularly large divergence in the self-checks conducted by our suppliers and the actual situation, we constructed a system to enable exhaustive confirmation by conducting visiting education programs on the basics of ethical procurement so that local buyers will be able to conduct basic confirmation of the suppliers they are responsible for.

In the field of logistics, for all the logistics companies in Japan which are targets of ethical procurement, all companies achieved our target of a matching rate of 90% or more for the highest priority items (100 items; 98.5% achieved this in the previous year). In the future, in addition to further establishing these measures within Japan, we plan to gradually proceed with selfchecks in areas ranging from the hub stores in the Asia Pacific region to the logistics in the respective countries.

Column´╝ÜConflict Minerals

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries, illegal armed forces reportedly commit inhumane crimes and cause violations of human rights or environmental destruction in their pursuit of monetary gain through the mining of specific minerals (conflict minerals). Minerals mined in the regions include gold, tantalum, tungsten and tin which are indispensable to electrical and electronic industries. There is concern that the so called, “Conflict minerals” directly or indirectly finance or benefit illegal armed groups in the DRC or adjoining country. Fujifilm has declared that no intention to use the minerals mined or refined by illegal practices and no intention to take part in directly or indirectly financing or benefiting illegal groups. In August 2013, Fujifilm formulated its internal guideline which clarified roles and responsibilities for the relevant divisions. From fiscal 2013, Fujifilm intends to use common industry frameworks such as the EICC/GeSI template promoted by the electrical, electronic, and automotive industries and to disseminate the frameworks throughout the supply chain.

Note: The article on this page is taken from Sustainability Report 2013.

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