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Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices


  • Item

    Ratio of new suppliers that business was commenced with after conducting a labor practices assessment

  • FY 2014 results


Responsible departments

Global Procurement Department, Raw Materials Procurement Department, Indirect Materials Procurement Department

Stance and target

Why is "Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices" a critical issue to be addressed?
Explanation of the reason and background

Yokohama Rubber Group's products use natural resources that include natural rubber, fats, oil, and minerals, as well as industrial products and processed goods. We recognize conducting labor practices assessments as an important issue because in order to ensure stable and ethical procurement in the future, the development of a healthy and safe working environment for the people who work in the development and collection of human resources and the manufacturing of industrial products and processed goods that allows them live safely together with their families is important.

Labor practices assessment at the start of new business relationships

We conduct CSR questionnaires and request answers to questions concerning labor conditions.

Assessment of labor practices in the supply chain

We recognize that in some countries and regions where our business locations are located there may be cases of people coming to work from other countries and regions, and for this reason there is the possibility of the same work conditions not applying for the same work.

Countermeasures in response to suppliers found to have a significant impact

We request that corrective action is taken by suppliers that are found to have a significant impact.

For example, we deem the impact to be significant in cases such as child labor (that results in children not going to school, etc.) and forced labor (long working hours, lack of appropriate breaks, low wages, etc.).

In malicious cases, we notify suppliers of penalties such as limitations on some transactions and respond according to the situation.

Vision (attainment goal) / target

We aim for the creation of a framework that ensures assessments are conducted in every case of procurement of local raw materials at the time of industry reorganization or expansion into new countries and regions so that contracts are entered after confirming local conditions.

Measures for vision achievement

We will check that our employees are reliably conducting assessments of new suppliers in accordance with the action guidelines and purchasing code of conduct.

Review of FY 2014 activities

Questionnaires and audits were conducted on suppliers, and no cases requiring improvement were found.

Issues and future improvement measures

We will promote the implementation of management systems in order to share information across the Group on conditions in countries and regions we expand our business into in the future.