In accordance with its Company Policy for Global Environmental Issues, Kansai Paint procures materials with the smallest possible environmental impact from suppliers with excellent environmental practices. Giving priority to sustainable global environmental conservation, we will practice sustainable procurement with due consideration for the global environment.
Procurement that has the most positive environmental, social, and economic impact over its entire life cycle. It covers products, materials (raw materials and auxiliary materials) and parts (purchased parts and subcontracted parts) procured by Kansai Paint in its production activities.
We procure from suppliers who practice the following:
We will procure the following kinds of materials:
In addition to complying with the relevant domestic and foreign laws and regulations, including the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, etc., to Subcontractors, social norms, and our own internal rules, we will also set fair and appropriate trading conditions in good faith, and will not engage in acts that deviate from sound business practices, such as abuse of a superior position.
We will maintain the confidentiality of trade secrets, personal information, and other confidential information obtained in the course of business, and will not infringe on the intellectual property rights of other companies. We will only collect the internal information and personal information of business partners to the extent necessary to carry out our procurement activities, and will not collect such information with any other intention.
We conducted a questionnaire on business continuity management (BCM) for the top 50 suppliers (business sites) that were found to be at high risk as a result of our assessment of natural disaster risks, and conducted a more detailed questionnaire for the 23 business sites that had issues. In addition, we also conducted a questionnaire on 95 business sites that supply us with raw materials in large quantities. Having ascertained the BCM measures of suppliers with high disaster risks or large purchase volumes, we will consult with suppliers with inadequate BCM measures in place and ask them to take action to address the situation. At the same time, we will promote the stable procurement of materials by strengthening our measures to deal with material supply problems, taking into account the business conditions of suppliers and the survey of overseas suppliers on each occasion.
Also, we are promoting the use of multiple companies for raw materials at a high risk from natural disasters and which are single source materials.