1. Sustainability
  2. ESG
  3. Relationship with Suppliers

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.

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.

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. We will continue 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 FY202210 cases

Response to conflict minerals

Because minerals illegally mined in some conflict areas in Africa 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 and mica has also been required to be treated as a conflict mineral.

Building appropriate relationships with logistics companies
[Responding to the 2024 Problem in the logistics industry]

In 2024, the Work Style Reform Laws will come into effect, imposing a cap on overtime work hours for people involved in logistics, resulting in a reduction in the total transport volume and other problems.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 realize a “better working environment (in Japanese, it is called a “white” working environment)”. As an advocate of White Logistics, we hold discussions with logistics companies in advance, review contracts with mutual agreement, and work to secure legal and appropriate transport volumes.

Appropriate response toward act against delay in payment of subcontract proceeds, etc. to subcontractors

We are subject to the so-called Subcontract Law, which requires stricter treatment of suppliers with capital below a certain level. In FY2022, we stopped payment by notes with a long redemption period and introduced payment by cash transfer. We will continue our efforts in line with the purpose of the Subcontract Law.

  1. Sustainability
  2. ESG
  3. Relationship with Suppliers