Supplier relationships

A relationship of mutual trust with our suppliers is fostered through fair and principled purchasing practices based on regulatory compliance and respect for the environment and human rights.

The Asahi Kasei Group Purchasing and Procurement Policy

The Asahi Kasei Group Purchasing and Procurement Policy
The Asahi Kasei Group Purchasing and Procurement Policy

Purchasing departments throughout the Asahi Kasei Group regard suppliers as important partners and work to build relationships with them based on sincerity in accordance with our Group Philosophy. To this end, we are placing greater emphasis on CSR in accordance with our Procurement Policy.

Focus on CSR in purchasing and procurement

Our purchasing departments conduct a CSR survey every year in order to better understand our suppliers' efforts to promote CSR, and identify any areas where improvement may be requested.

In fiscal 2015, we asked 53 major suppliers of raw materials to participate in a CSR survey, and 51 of them responded. Survey results were scored on a scale, and feedback was given to the 51 responding suppliers including requests for improvement.

Survey items covered:

  • CSR promotion systems
  • Ethics and compliance
  • Operational safety and environmental safety
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder dialog
  • Product safety and quality assurance
  • Human rights and labor
  • Information security management
  • Intellectual property management

Supplier relations at production sites

A safety seminar in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture

Safety seminars are periodically held at our principal production sites to discuss accident prevention and exchange information with suppliers.