Communication

Procurement Policy Briefing

Yaskawa holds a Procurement Policy Briefing every six months for managers of major suppliers with whom we do business on a global basis, and shares and harmonizes our management policy, business strategy, and sustainable procurement policy (including the environmental policy). At the briefing, opinions are exchanged so that we can reflect the opinions of suppliers in our purchasing policies and enhance their effectiveness.

Environmental Communication

In Yaskawa’s pursuit to create products in harmony with the environment, Yaskawa communicates with materials suppliers via the Internet through the exchange of environmental information on procured products and information on supplier’s environmental preservation initiatives.

We are actively accepting proposals for the procurement of “Materials with low environmental impact” from “Suppliers actively involved in environmental conservation activities”.

Sustainable Procurement Activities

Compliance with the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines

We conducted SAQ*1 for major suppliers*2 based on the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines.
We confirmed that all SAQ suppliers are in compliance with the guidelines.
None of the suppliers were identified as having a high risk.

*1 Self Assessment Questionnaire
*2 Business partners that accounted for 80% or more of total procurement in the previous fiscal year

At the Procurement Policy Briefing held on October 14, 2021, we thanked suppliers for responding to the SAQ and reported on their compliance with the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines.
We asked suppliers to deepen understanding of the importance of sustainable procurement and continue to work with Yaskawa to realize a sustainable society through the supply chain.

Efforts to Respond to Conflict Minerals Clauses

Some minerals (Tin, tantalum, tungsten, gold) produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or neighboring countries are called conflict minerals because there are concerns that such minerals are a source of funds for armed groups that commit human rights violations, acts of violence and other illegal activities. Yaskawa formulated the “Conflict Minerals Clause Guidelines” in 2013 to clarify response policies. Through these efforts, we are working to eliminate the flow of funds to armed insurgents, and is earnestly tackling human rights issues in the Congo region.

In order to realize Yaskawa’s management principle of “contributing to the welfare of humankind” we will work with our business partners to ensure that we comply with the provisions on conflict minerals.

  • Status of Responses to the Questionnaire on Conflict Minerals

Since the start of the survey on suppliers, both the scope of the survey and the response rate have improved. Studies to date have not confirmed the use of raw materials to finance the rebels. In the future, if the use of raw materials is discovered as a source of funds for the armed groups, we will promptly replace them.

UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

YASKAWA Group discloses as follows in response to the request of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

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