The PHC Group regards suppliers as “partners” in providing customers with values for our products and services. We think all suppliers should fully understand our management philosophy and share CSR with us.
In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and obtain our suppliers’ understanding for and cooperation with our CSR activities, we established the “CSR Procurement Guidelines” in October 2018. These reflect demands from international society and clarify items such as human rights and labor, safety and health, the environment, company ethics, compliance, information security, quality and safety, social contribution, and our management system. Promoting business activities complying with the CSR items and working closely with suppliers, we are tackling social challenges to help devise solutions for respecting human rights, protecting the environment, and fair business deals.
One example of our activities is a CSR procurement self-assessment questionnaire that we have begun introducing across our suppliers in Japan. Based on questionnaire results, we can then work together with our suppliers to consider social and environmental issues and track the status of improvement.