Relationship with Suppliers

Basic Policy

With Suppliers (Responsibility to Suppliers)

The MEC Group continues to be a corporate group that shares social responsibility with its suppliers, and jointly grows and contributes to society together with the suppliers.

Basic idea of raw material procurement

When purchasing raw materials, we select suppliers based on clear criteria such as quality, cost, delivery time, and technical capabilities. We also attach great importance to the environmental conservation efforts of our suppliers. When purchasing raw materials, we confirm the dangers and hazards while also complying with laws and regulations and protecting the environment. In order to provide better products to our customers, we regularly evaluate the performance of our suppliers every year. We asked major suppliers to confirm whether the requirements received from us were appropriate and point out what we should improve. In FY2022, we will start to work on the points to be improved that were pointed out and build a stronger relationship of trust with our suppliers.

Number of performance evaluations in FY20219 cases

Promotion of RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) -related initiatives

With the aim of promoting socially responsible activities and achieving continuous growth together with our suppliers, we also ask them to fulfill CSR and have business continuity plans (BCP) and asking for a consent form, in accordance with the above-mentioned RBA Code of Conduct.

Responding to "White Logistics Movement"

We support White Logistics, a social movement that aims to improve the productivity of truck transportation and improve the efficiency of logistics, as well as to create a more pleasant working environment (called a "white" working environment in Japan), and are undertaking various initiatives.

Response to conflict minerals

Because minerals illegally mined in some conflict areas in Africa (Conflict Minerals : Tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold mined from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries) are providing sources of funds for armed groups and other people, the international community avoids using minerals produced in these conflict areas.
The Responsible Minerals Initiative, which calls for non-use of conflict minerals in products, is also an important theme. To prevent the target minerals from being used in our products, we have built an internal system, carry out traceability surveys, and thoroughly monitor them from the stage of purchasing raw materials.
In recent years, cobalt has also been required to be treated as a conflict mineral.