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CSR Purchasing Guidelines

Daicel Safety Systems Europe (DSSE)

CSR Purchasing Guidelines

To help realize a sustainable society, the Daicel Safety Systems Europe (DSSE) aims to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities in tandem with all of its supply chain constituents. To this end, we established the DSSE CSR Purchasing Guidelines in line with our Basic Purchasing Policy, specifying CSR issues where we encourage our suppliers to adopt a proactive stance. Suppliers’ support of and cooperation with these guidelines are prerequisites for business transactions with the DSSE. The DSSE CSR Purchasing Guidelines encompass the following items:


  1.           Compliance with laws, regulations, and social norms

o           In the course of business activities, we shall comply with laws, regulations, and social norms with regard to such matters as business transactions, labor management, environmental preservation, safe operations, and intellectual property, thereby living up to higher standards of corporate ethics and fair business conduct.

o           In addition to complying with laws and regulations enforced in the countries and regions where we operate, we shall respect the cultures and customs of these local communities.

o           We shall not provide or receive entertainment or gifts that can be deemed to exceed the scope of sound commercial practice and social norms.

o           We shall promote fair transactions, we set up a whistleblowing helpline to receive reports on compliance violations so that we can resolve any issues. Individuals consulting or reporting on issues through the helpline are protected from any adverse treatment.


  1.           Respect for human rights and the working environment

o           We shall not condone forced labor, child labor, underpaid labor, or any other inhuman labor practices.

o           We shall eliminate discrimination within our workforce and strive to offer equal opportunity and realize the fair treatment of employees.

o           We shall prevent workplace harassment, bullying, and violence.

o           We shall respect the rights of our employees, in particular: we shall provide adequate wages while appropriately managing working hours, we shall ensure freedom of association, including collective barging.


  1.           Occupational safety and health

o           We shall prevent occupational accidents and diseases by offering a safe and sanitized working environment and by paying close attention to the management of employee health.

o           We shall formulate emergency countermeasures by anticipating possible accidents and disasters with the aim of protecting employee safety.


  1.           Environmental consideration

o           We shall strive to reduce the environmental impact of our operations by, for example, reducing resource and energy consumption in the course of production, packaging, and distribution and by curbing emissions of CO2 and industrial waste.

o           We shall pursue business operations that give due consideration to the protection of the global environment and the conservation of biodiversity.

o           We shall pursue that in our operations and trough supply chain that wastewater and solid waste generated from operations, industrial processes, and sanitation facilities is to be characterized, monitored, controlled, and treated as required by relevant legislation and permits prior to discharge or disposal.

o           We shall strive, in areas vulnerable to a scarcity of freshwater, our suppliers are expected to seek ways to measure and disclose the use of freshwater in technological operations and implement adequate program to reduce usage of freshwater.

o           We shall pursue that in our operations and trough supply chain air emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting chemicals and combustion by-products generated from operations are to be characterized, monitored, controlled, and treated as required by relevant legislation and permits prior to discharge.

o           We shall pursue that our suppliers are expected to identify the operations where greenhouse gases are generated and establish programs to reduce the GHG emissions.


  1.           Sound business management

o           We shall strive to engage in sound and transparent business management and appropriately disclose corporate information with stakeholders with the aim of establishing sincere relationships based on a spirit of mutual interest, respect, and trust.

o           We shall not provide any benefit to antisocial forces while also strictly prohibiting the provision or receipt of undue gain attributable to such fraudulent activities as insider trading.


  1.           The pursuit of product quality and product safety as well as improvement in technologies

o           We shall strive to meet customer requirements with regard to product quality and safety in addition to providing accurate information about our products and services.

o           We shall strive to develop products and solutions through the pursuit of new technologies and better quality.

o           We shall implement chemical substances management in our products through supply chain as required by relevant legislation and permits.

o           We shall comply with regulatory requirements, thorough supply chain, regarding the prohibition and restriction of substances, including hazardous substances and conflict minerals.


  1.           Stable supply and flexibility to remain responsive to changes

o           We shall deliver our products on time and strive to maintain stable supply.

o           We shall formulate business continuity plans to secure our preparedness for emergencies, including natural disasters and operational accidents.


  1.           Information security

o           We shall put in place security measures to combat network threats with the aim of ensuring that none of our systems are damaged by such threats or exploited by hackers to harm the systems of others.

o           We shall appropriately protect the personal information we handle whether it pertains to customers, employees, or other third parties.

o           We shall maintain the appropriate management of confidential information we receive from customers or other third parties, striving to prevent the leakage of such information.


  1.           Contribution to communities and society

o           We shall develop collaborative relationships with local communities and strive to contribute to the development of society.


       10.          Promotion of CSR initiatives in which all supply chain constituents play their roles

o           We shall proactively push ahead with CSR initiatives while also disclosing the status of such initiatives.

o           We shall ask our business partners to join our efforts to promote CSR with the aim of encouraging our entire supply chain to engage in CSR.

o           We shall engage in responsible purchasing practices, observing purchasing regulations that are in place to address social issues related to specific materials such as conflict minerals regulations.