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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

The Tokyo Seimitsu Group considers all of our suppliers to be our valued partners. Through collaboration with our suppliers, we aim to develop a strong supply chain that contributes to a sustainable society by autonomously responding to the needs of the international community as a responsible company.

Procurement Policy

In providing high-performance, high-quality products and services to customers, the Tokyo Seimitsu Group deepens partnerships with all suppliers through procurement, builds mutual cooperation and trust, and forges relationships that allow us to grow and develop together.
In addition to quality, we comply with laws and social norms, and engage in procurement activities that fulfill social responsibilities such as human rights, labor, safety and health, global environmental protection, and information security throughout the supply chain.
Through fair and impartial evaluation processes and communication, we will respond to market changes and promote high-value-added manufacturing together with reliable suppliers.

Supply Chain Promotion Structure

Promotion Subcommittee as a team for responding to important issues. the Quality Assurance Department, the Sustainability Department, and Environmental Product Promotion Department, and is led by a member of the Sustainability Committee.
The Supply Chain Team develops goals and measures related to supply chain management and sustainability procurement, and the Supply Chain Promotion Subcommittee, as a subordinate organization, is responsible for their implementation.

Promotion Structure

Promotion Structure

Formulation of Supplier CSR Guidelines and Request for Cooperation

We have declared our compliance with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) to meet the demands of the international community, including corporate responsibility for the safety of the working environment, worker dignity and environmental impact throughout our supply chain. Based on the RBA Code of Conduct, we have formulated the “Tokyo Seimitsu Supplier CSR Guidelines” that set out our requirements with regard to procurement policy, human rights and labor, occupational safety and health, the environment, ethics, safety and quality, and information security. We ask that our suppliers understand the purpose of these guidelines and cooperate with us in promoting sustainable procurement activities.

Formulation of Supplier CSR Guidelines and Request for Cooperation

Tokyo Seimitsu’s Supplier CSR Guidelines (Japanese)

Supplier CSR Guidelines Check Report (Japanese)

Supplier CSR Survey

Since fiscal 2016, we have employed the “SCM (Supply Chain Management) Check Sheet” to conduct a survey. A survey was conducted for the top 56 companies in terms of percentage of Sustainability Assessment procurement value with reference to the SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire) in the RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) from fiscal 2022. Responses
were received from 53 companies (response rate: 94.6%). The results of the assessment analysis are provided to suppliers as feedback. For items with low scores, suppliers are requested to take corrective actions and measures for improvement.



 Suppliers connected with 80% of procurement amount in FY2023 (126 companies)

Survey items

Type Number of questions Assessment ite
Labor 19 Items related to human rights, such as foreign workers, child workers, overtime labor, forced labor, abuse, and discrimination
Health and
11 Items related to occupational safety, work that uses chemicals, or work that is physically demanding
Environment 8 Items related to understanding the company's greenhouse gas emissions and reduction targets
Ethics 9 Items related to bribery and corruption, privacy and information security
12 Items related to the establishment of processes for continuous improvement in labor, health and safety, the environment, and ethics

Result and performance

FY2022 Result

Suppliers connected with 26% of procurement amount (56 companies)

Comprehensive Evaluation
Safety And Health
The Environment
Management Systems

Curtailing and Managing Environmental Impact (Risk)

We ask our suppliers to use the "Environmental Management Structure Survey Sheet" or "Environmental Management Checklist" for survey and evaluation purposes, and to develop and manage systems to avoid environmental risks in the supply chain. Suppliers that outsource product manufacturing or services are required to participate in a survey conducted by our Company every two years regarding human health and living environments, including air pollution, water pollution, the Offensive Odor Control Act, vibration and noise facilities, and specially controlled wastes.

Training for Employees

We conduct training for employees in Procurement Section and Procurement Team to develop human resources who promote responsible procurement. In fiscal 2022, we provided training on topics including the Subcontract Act, Business Partnership Building Declaration, and the invoice system. We plan to provide Subcontract Act related training for all employees.

CSR Seminars

Every year, Tokyo Seimitsu offers CSR seminars at workshops hosted by suppliers. In order to promote understanding of the importance of fulfilling social responsibilities throughout the supply chain, we explained about the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) provided by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) in fiscal 2022 and asked for cooperation in surveys in response to the demands of the international community.


Policy on CSR


Overview of the “SCM Check Sheet” and Survey Request


Trends in CSR/Results of the Previous Year’s“ SCM Check Sheet”/Tokyo Seimitsu’s CSR Activity Report


Tokyo Seimitsu’s CSR Activity Report/Trends in CSR/Initiatives for the Supply Chain/Supplier CSR Guidelines (First Edition)/ Overview and request for submission of “Check Report” 


Trends in Prohibited Substances in Products in 2020/Sharing of Information on Typhoon Damage in 2019/Review of BCP/ Introduction to Disaster Countermeasures


Overview of Web-based System for Suppliers/Trends in Environmental Laws and Regulations for Products/CSR Questionnaire


 Seminars cancelled due to prevention of new coronavirus infection


Transition from CSR to Sustainability Activities/Self-Assessment Referencing the RBA’s Code of Conduct


Held the supplier information session

Supplier information session
Supplier information session

Web-Based System for Suppliers

We are developing a web-based system for suppliers to share information with suppliers, broadly and without redundancy.
This system will address the ever-growing need for information sharing, including supplier CSR questionnaires, notifications of disasters such as earthquakes and heavy rains, surveys of damage conditions, and communication of various notifications. We will use this system to build a structure for more sustained and active communication with suppliers.

Web-Based System for Suppliers

Supplier Evaluation System

Once a year, the Company conducts commendations for suppliers. We commend outstanding suppliers based on evaluations of five items: quality, cost, delivery time, rate of cooperation, and management. In fiscal 2022, we commended two business partners and presented them with certificates of recognition.


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