Sumitomo Light Metal will undertake fair and impartial business transactions and develop good partnerships with our suppliers.
- We ensure our procurement activities are carried out with perfect compliance.
Our purchasing activities are observant of the "Act Against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors" and other related laws, conforming with social norms and in accordance with our corporate administrative rules.
We will not allow use of a superior position to lead to any unfair business transaction. We will not accept gifts or any other benefits for self interest or personal gain.
- We carry out fair and impartial business transactions.
Selection of suppliers is based on fair and impartial evaluation of their reliability, technological development and environmental and CSR commitment.
Free competition is valued even in individual transactions, which are decided on comprehensive judgment of quality, price and delivery speed.
- We develop good partnerships with our suppliers.
In transactions, we and our suppliers are on equal footing.
We listen carefully and respond sincerely to our suppliers.
Recognizing that our suppliers are our long-term partners, we strive for relationships built on mutual trust.
We strictly manage and protect our suppliers' secrets and intellectual property rights.
- We implement eco-friendly procurement.
Our environmentally friendly procurement activities extend as far as to selection of suppliers and items to purchase.
Our Purchasing Department, in charge of procurement of raw and secondary materials, stationery and services, is promoting purchasing of and conversion to eco-friendly items, in close cooperation with our product manufacturing and material consuming departments.
As for the stationery, we are promoting the conversion to such eco-friendly products as those conforming to the Law on Promoting Green Purchasing. As for the raw and secondary materials, we examine their content of toxics, chemicals and other environmental load substances as well as acquiring written guarantees of non-usage for specific chemicals. Our other environmental efforts include conversion to purchasing less eco-harmful products and minimization of packaging.
|Target Items||Concrete Examples|
|Stationery||・Active use of recycled products bearing Eco Mark or other proof of recycling|
|Raw Materials||・Active use of recycled materials|
|Electric Controls / Lighting Equipment||・Promotion of energy-saving products|
|Packaging of Purchased Products||・Encouragement of rack and discontinuance of excessive packaging use
・Promotion of return and reuse of racks and packaging materials
|Packaging of Our Products||・Elimination of packaging film made of vinyl chloride
・Promotion of shuttle pallets instead of disposable wooden pallets
Sumitomo Light Metal Group believes that social and environmental consideration is crucial in all stages from raw material procurement to product manufacturing and sales.
Our company has started to prepare for CSR-based Procurement with the purchasing department at the center. We hope that the initiative and implementation of our CSR-based Procurement will be well understood and supported by our suppliers.