Principal Themes:Responsible Procurement

CSR Procurement Guidelines

The DNP Group has formulated the DNP Group CSR Procurement Guidelines as matters that the DNP Group and its suppliers should work on to achieve sustainable development while also enhancing the social suitability of the entire value chain.

DNP Group CSR Procurement Guidelines

Contemporary society, where we all lead our lives, faces an assortment of issues that include environmental, human rights, labor, bribery, and corruption issues and promoting world-wide responses to create a sustainable society is necessary. Within this environment, in recent years there have been growing social demands for companies to take various initiatives to address these issues, as can be seen by the issuance and revision of various international declarations. These include the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the ILO Multinational Enterprises Declaration.

DNP undertakes its businesses in Japan and overseas and takes a global perspective in recognizing the importance of properly evaluating and making improvements for the impacts of its business activities on the international community and local communities. Since 2006, DNP has been collaborating with suppliers to promote socially and environmentally responsible procurement initiatives. To meet these expectations of society at an even higher level, in November 2020 DNP completely revised the details of the DNP Group CSR Procurement Guidelines.

These guidelines prescribe the matters that the DNP Group and its suppliers should work on to fulfill their social responsibilities.

●Establishing a Management System(Requests)

  • Establishing a Management System
  • Supplier Management
  • Establishing a Grievance Mechanism
  • Disclosing the Activities

●Code of Conduct(Matters to be complied with)

  • Respecting the Laws and Internationally Recognized Standards
    • (1-1)Respecting the Laws and Internationally Recognized Standards
  • Human Rights and Labor
    • (2-1)Prohibiting Forced Labor
    • (2-2)Prohibiting Child Labor and Respecting the Rights of Young Workers
    • (2-3)Decent Working Hours
    • (2-4)Adequate Wages and Allowances
    • (2-5)Prohibiting Inhumane Treatment
    • (2-6)Prohibiting Discrimination
    • (2-7)Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
  • Health and Safety
    • (3-1)Occupational Safety
    • (3-2)Emergency Preparedness
    • (3-3)Occupational Injury and Illness
    • (3-4)Industrial Hygiene
    • (3-5)Physically Demanding Work
    • (3-6)Machine Safeguarding
    • (3-7)Health and Safety at Facilities
    • (3-8)Health and Safety Communication
    • (3-9)Worker Health Management
  • Environment
    • (4-1)Environmental Permits and Reports
    • (4-2)Reducing Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • (4-3)Air Emissions
    • (4-4)Water Management
    • (4-5)Effective Utilization of Resources and Waste Management
    • (4-6)Chemical Substance Management
    • (4-7)Managing the Chemical Substances Contained in Products
  • Fair Trading and Ethics
    • (5-1)Preventing Corruption
    • (5-2)Prohibiting Inappropriate Provision and Improper Benefit
    • (5-3)Fair Information Disclosure
    • (5-4)Respecting Intellectual Property
    • (5-5)Conducting Fair Business
    • (5-6)Protecting Whistleblowers
    • (5-7)Proper Import/Export Control
    • (5-8)Responsible Minerals Procurement
  • Quality and Safety
    • (6-1)Ensuring Product Safety
    • (6-2)Quality Management
    • (6-3)Providing Accurate Information on Products and Services
  • Information Security
    • (7-1)Defense from Cyber Attacks
    • (7-2)Protecting Personal Information
    • (7-3)Preventing Leak of Confidential Information
  • Business Continuity Planning
    • (8-1)Developing and Preparing a Business Continuity Plan

●Contribution to Society(Recommendations)

  • Contribution to Society
    • (1-1)Contribute to society and community

Established: March 2006
Revised: March 2011
Revised: March 2017
Revised: November 2020
Revised: May 2023

These guidelines are prepared with reference to JEITA’s* 1 Responsible Business Conduct Guidelines, the RBA’s *2 Code of Conduct, the latest social trends and others.

  • *1Japan Electronics Information Technology Industries Association
  • *2Responsible Business Alliance

The DNP Group regards the above DNP Group CSR Procurement Guidelines as important matters in undertaking business transactions and will regularly confirm the status of initiatives under these guidelines. We ask our suppliers to understand the DNP Group CSR Procurement Guidelines as they promote various initiatives.