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Supplier Human Rights Assessment


  • Item

    Ratio of new suppliers that business was commenced with after conducting a human rights assessment

  • FY 2014 results

    (Consolidated) 100%

Responsible departments

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

Stance and target

Why is "Supplier Human Rights Assessment" 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. For this reason, the risk of human rights issues in some regions cannot be denied as we promote local procurement accompanying the global expansion of the supply chain and the expansion of overseas business locations, and in order to ensure stable and ethical procurement in the future we recognize conducting labor practices assessments on the people who work in the development and collection of human resources and the manufacturing of industrial products and processed goods as an important issue.

Policies and stance relating to human rights assessments of suppliers

Under Yokohama Rubber's Basic Purchasing Policy and the Yokohama Rubber Group Action Guidelines, it stipulates that we should work towards fair business practices and conduct procurement activities that take the human rights of the employees of suppliers into consideration.

Labor practices assessment at the start of new business relationships

We conduct CSR questionnaires and request answers to questions concerning human rights to confirm that there are no issues.

Recognition of the impact of human rights 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 acts or treatment that damage human rights occurring.

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.
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 so that there is no damage to human rights in our supply chain.

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

Each of our business locations holds CSR study meetings with suppliers and subcontractor guideline study meetings with our personnel.
No cases requiring improvement were found through exchanges of opinions at study meetings and CSR self-diagnosis questionnaires and audits that were conducted on suppliers.

  • Subcontractor guideline study meeting
  • Subcontractor guideline study meeting

Subcontractor guideline study meeting

Case introduction

FY 2014 CSR Awards

In FY 2013, we provided the chairpersons of our business partners in recognition of social contribution and CSR activities. In FY 2014, we awarded Acorder Business Form Co., LTD. after assessing social contribution activities overall. Acorder deals with tire covers for export and sensitive paper for production, and as part of efforts aimed at the employment of people with disabilities, the company actively places orders, provides work guidance, and procures goods with labor facilities that employ people with disabilities. The company has also been awarded and certified as an Ai Support Company by Nagano Prefecture. The tire covers handled by the company are manufactured at a labor facility for people with disabilities in Hokkaido.

FY 2014 CSR Awards

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 the future.