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Together with Society

Cooperation with Suppliers

Basic Concept of Purchasing Activities

The basic concept of our purchasing activities such as "Compliance with laws and regulations" and "Environmental conservation activities" is clearly stated in Kyocera Document Solutions Purchasing Policy. When selecting suppliers, they are required to understand and comply with our basic concept.

Fair and Equitable Transactions

We think of suppliers as essential partners who have special knowledge and expertise. Aiming to be a good partner for our suppliers, we pursue co-existence and co-prosperity with suppliers based on "Fairly and Impartially" and "The spirit of benefit to improve oneself for the benefit of others", as rooted in the Kyocera Philosophy. With the assumption that prospective suppliers understand our basic concept, when selecting suppliers, our decision is based on evaluation criteria, such as legal compliance, technological development capabilities, environmental preservation, stable management base, quality of products and services, reliability, prices, certainty of time for delivery and post-sale service.

Promotion of CSR Purchasing in Cooperation with Suppliers

Briefing session on CSR purchasing
Briefing session on CSR purchasing

We invite our suppliers to our Shilong Plant and provide a briefing session to them on the concepts of CSR procurement. Despite the market competition, we believe it is important to conduct corporate activities fairly and equitably, in order for our plant and its suppliers to grow together.
When we begin business with a new supplier, we supply to them the Kyocera Group CSR Policy and the Kyocera Document Solutions Supply-Chain CSR Deployment Check Sheet and ask if they understand our concepts concerning CSR. We ask our partners to check their progress status of CSR activities and to improve any inadequate items.

Response to the Conflict Minerals Regulations

Briefing session on conflict minerals survey
Briefing session on conflict minerals survey

The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted in the United States in July 2010, and defines the trade in certain minerals (conflict minerals) extracted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring countries that have become a source of financing for armed groups in these countries who are promoting insecurity and committing human rights abuses. The Act requires companies listed on the United States stock exchange to disclose the status of use for those minerals in their products. We have been asked to disclose the information by the companies in EU, as well.
Based on Kyocera Group's policy of not purchasing materials or products that use conflict minerals, or any of their derivatives, we have been promoting the response to the conflict minerals regulations since 2013. We held a briefing session on the Kyocera Group's policy on conflict minerals in the Dongguan area, explained the Group's policy to suppliers and requested their cooperation with this issue. A survey has been conducted since April 2013, and it is confirmed that there has not been any relationship with armed groups at this time.

Acquired the "High-class Certified Company" Certification from the AEO Program

AEO Certificate
AEO Certificate

Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the safety management of cargo has been reinforced. The World Customs Organization (WCO) established the AEO* program, in which customs acknowledge business operators that excel at cargo security management and compliance and give them advantages, such as a simplified customs clearance process. As a result of an audit by the AEO program in China, we were certified as a "high-class certified company".

*AEO:Authorized Economic Operator

Social Contribution Activities

Establishment of "KYOCERA Classes"

Lessons at Kyocera Classes
Lessons at Kyocera Classes

In September 2012, we established "Kyocera Classes" in regional vocational schools in China, in order to impart to students the company's technology and know-how. There are currently five classes, with a total of 1,129 students enrolled. These educational activities are conducted with the hope that students will become productive members of society.

Activities of the Environmental Volunteer Team

In December 2009, we organized a volunteer environmental preservation team. Since then, the team has actively participated in social and pro bono activities, such as cleaning of the town, removal of flyers, publicity activities to call for low-carbon actions, including riding bicycles or walking, tree planting activities and the release of young fish into the river. The team is currently composed of approximately 20 volunteer members.

Removal of flyers
Removal of flyers
Clean-up activity at the park
Clean-up activity at the park

Held Cultural Festival (Summer Festival)

We held our 9th cultural festival on September 2, 2017, with 70 booths prepared by employees. On the main stage, employees displayed various talents, including dancing, singing and band performances. Even though a typhoon was approaching, the festival bustled with approximately 6,500 visitors.

Lots of people coming to booths
Lots of people coming to booths
Band performance by employees
Band performance by employees

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