CSR Procurement Activities
Yamaha Corporation promotes CSR initiatives throughout the supply chain and conducts procurement in line with the Company's various policies including the Yamaha Material and Component Procurement Policy. Yamaha’s policies regarding procurement and CSR are explained to suppliers, who are requested to comply with concepts related to respect for human rights, labor, health and safety and fair trading. If a supplier breaches the procurement policy, they are requested to implement improvements and submit a report; in some cases, we may even downsize or curtail transactions if necessary.
We also conduct surveys of the CSR measures implemented by business partners when concluding new contracts. Drawing on the results of the surveys, Yamaha Corporation requests that suppliers implement improvement measures when it has been determined that such measures are required.*1 When requesting improvement measures, Yamaha meets directly with suppliers to explain and help them gain an understanding of its policies. These meetings also serve as an opportunity to provide feedback on survey score results. In fiscal 2011, the Company concluded contracts with suppliers who were not required to implement improvements. In fiscal 2012, the Company re-signed contracts with suppliers upon review of the content of the basic transaction agreement and in line with a Japanese ordinance related to the expulsion of organized crime groups.
- *1 If the client in question is a trading company, improvement measures are requested from component or material manufacturers in Japan and overseas.
Key Survey Confirmation Items of CSR
|Human rights and labor||Prohibition of forced labor
Prohibition of inhumane treatment
Prohibition of child labor
Prohibition of discrimination
Decent work hours
Respect the right of employees to form groups
|Health and safety||Safety measures for machines and equipment
Safety in the workplace
Hygiene in the workplace
Response to occupational accidents and illness
Response to emergencies such as disasters and accidents
Consideration of physical load in work
Safety and health in facilities
Employee health management
|Environment||Management of chemical substances contained in products
Management of chemical substances used in manufacturing processes
Environmental management system
Minimizing environmental impact (effluent, polluted sludge, emissions, etc.)
Environmental certification/administrative approval
Effective use of resources and energy (3Rs)
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Reduction of waste
Disclosure of the status of environmental preservation initiatives
|Fair trading||Prohibition of corrupt practices and bribery
Prohibition of abuse of superior bargaining position
Prohibition of improper payoffs and receipt
Prohibition of actions restricting competition
Provision of accurate products and service information
Respect of intellectual property
Appropriate export control
Information disclosure (provision and disclosure of risk-related information)
Prevention and early detection of improper behavior
|Quality and Safety||Guarantee of product safety
Quality management system
|Information Security||Defense against computer network threat
Prevention of leaks of personal information
Prevention of leaks of confidential information from customers and third parties
- Survey slips comply with the Supply Chain CSR Promotion Guidebook issued in 2006 by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA).
Education for Procurement Managers
Yamaha is working to boost awareness of CSR among managers in the Procurement Division through training and seminars. Up until now, Yamaha has provided training for new managers that have recently taken up post concerning themes such as CSR procurement, green procurement, compliance related to the Act Against Delay in 'Payment, etc.' to Subcontractors and the Worker Dispatching Act, information security and personal information preservation in procurement activities.
See here for Yamaha’s report on Green Procurement Activities.