CSR Procurement Policy
The TOK Group sets forth the CSR Procurement Policy as a subset of the CSR Policy.
|CSR Procurement Policy
|TOK Group promotes sustainable procurement based on the spirit of coexistence and co-prosperity with our business partners, as well as laws, regulations and social norms.
Responsible procurement of minerals
Through the CSR procurement policy, the TOK Group shall promote the responsible procurement of minerals throughout the entire supply chain. The Group shall conduct surveys in accordance with the TOK Group Chemical Substances Management Standards to ensure that minerals that could serve as the source of financing for armed groups involved in conflicts and that could give rise to human rights abuses (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and metals) are not included in the raw materials purchased by the Group.
Communicating with suppliers
The TOK Group maintains equitable and appropriate purchasing activities with our suppliers. In order to develop a sustainable supply chain, we request that our suppliers respect human rights, engage in compliance, conserve the environment, promote occupational health and safety, and observe the sustainability initiatives of the TOK Group.
We request our major suppliers to submit a written agreement affirming their commitment to the RBA Code of Conduct as set forth by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). In addition, TOK conducts the CSR Survey to identify and appropriately address sustainability risks in the supply chain.
Participating in the White Logistics promotional campaign*
TOK agrees with the aims of the White Logistics promotional campaign as endorsed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and has submitted a declaration of voluntary action to the Secretariat of the White Logistics Promotional Campaign. The TOK Group aspires to achieve sustainable logistics through the White Logistics promotional campaign in collaboration with its business connections and logistics providers.
*White Logistics promotional campaign
This campaign aims to address the worsening ongoing shortage of truck drivers by ensuring the stable logistics needed for the day-to-day lives of people and industrial activities so as to contribute to the growth of the economy. The goal is to improve productivity and streamline the logistics associated with trucking and create a white (nontoxic) work environment to facilitate women drivers, drivers sixty years of age or older, and others. In April 2019, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries began to invite representatives from around 6,300 listed companies and major enterprises from every prefecture in the country to participate in this campaign.
Click here for the TOK declaration of voluntary action.