Implementation Process of CSR Procurement
Sustainable Procurement Activities Promoted with Suppliers
In March 2022, a CSR self-assessment questionnaire based on the Shimadzu CSR Procurement Guidelines was conducted among 117 major suppliers in Japan. The purpose of the survey was to ascertain the status of CSR initiatives in the supply chain and to deepen suppliers' understanding of Shimadzu's CSR procurement approach and initiatives. The results of the survey confirmed that all suppliers are implementing their own CSR-related initiatives, but that in some areas there is a need to strengthen these initiatives.
For those suppliers that have been identified as needing to strengthen their initiatives, we will work with them to improve their initiatives by introducing and providing specific support measures through interviews (called “Communication with Suppliers”). In order to promote respect for human rights and reduction of environmental impact in procurement activities, we will deepen communication with suppliers, who play a central role in the supply chain, and work together with them to build a supply chain that supports a sustainable society.