Sustainable Procurement Activities

Green procurement Guidelines

Guideline Edition 5.1 (Japanese)

Guideline Edition 5.1 (English)

Guideline Edition 5.1 (Chinese)

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”.

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, in response to the request of the UK Modern Slavery Act, discloses the Statement on UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 for FY 2020 as follows.


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