Working with our suppliers

CSR Procurement Initiatives

Initiatives to Achieve Sustainable Procurement Activities

Cycle of Activities to Achieve Sustainable Procurement Activities

OKI is implementing a CSR Procurement Promotion Program in an effort to achieve sustainable procurement activities.

OKI's CSR Procurement Promotion Program

Informing Suppliers

To inform suppliers of the details we want them to comply with, we have published the OKI Group Supply Chain CSR Promotion Guidebook(*). This guidebook clearly spells out the OKI Corporate Philosophy, Charter of Corporate Conduct, and Code of Conduct as well as the OKI Group Procurement Policies.

  • *OKI Group Supply-Chain CSR Deployment Guidebook
    In December of 2020, we revised the OKI Supply Chain CSR Promotion Guidebook. The guidebook complies with the "Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct" published by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) in March of 2020. An English version was also made available in February of 2021.

More specifically, we are striving to inform our suppliers of the information below.

Composition of the OKI Group Supply Chain CSR Deployment Guidebook

Section 1: Code of Conduct

  1. Respecting the Laws and Internationally Recognized Standards
  2. Human Rights and Labor
  3. Health and Safety
  4. Environment
  5. Fair Trading and Ethics
  6. Quality and Safety
  7. Information Security
  8. Business Continuity Planning

Section 2: Establishing a Management System

  1. Establishing a Management System
  2. Supplier Management
  3. Proper Import/Export Control
  4. Establishing a Grievance Mechanism
  5. Disclosing the Activities

Evaluating suppliers

Our self-assessment questionnaire complies with the self-assessment sheets issued by JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) in March of 2021. This questionnaire consists of the content below, and it includes details aimed at checking for risks related to sustainable procurement, including human rights and the environment.

Major items Number of questions
1. Respecting the Laws and Internationally Recognized Standards 1
2. Human Rights and Labor 7
3. Health and Safety 9
4. Environment 7
5. Fair Trading and Ethics 7
6. Quality and Safety 3
7. Information Security 3
8. Business Continuity Planning 1
Establishing a Management System 5
Total number of questions 43
Perfect score 172

Our surveys are conducted every fiscal year under the leadership of our Japan-based CSR Procurement Division.
For our CSR surveys, we use conditions devised by OKI to select around 300 companies from among approximately 2,000 relevant primary and secondary suppliers based on publicly available information. In fiscal year 2021, we obtained questionnaire responses from 51 suppliers that have manufacturing bases in Asia and China. In cases where the primary suppliers were trading companies, we requested that the secondary suppliers submit questionnaires. Based on the survey responses, there were no suppliers that we were worried about in terms of our CSR initiatives. In fiscal year 2022, we conducted a CSR survey targeting approximately 100 companies.
Based on the increasing interest of our stakeholders in ESG, we will continue to expand and review the content of our CSR surveys.

Realization of improvements

Requests for improvement to suppliers
In cases where the overall scoring rate or the score for a certain item is especially low, we submit requests for improvement to suppliers and offer improvement support as part of our activities for improving our relationships of trust with suppliers, including efforts to understand the actual situation and take corrective action.

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