The Lawson Group*1 conducts a wide variety of business transactions with various domestic and international suppliers*2. Cooperating with these suppliers is essential for us to meet the expectations of stakeholders and fulfill our responsibilities to society.
Recognizing this, we have formulated the Lawson Group Purchasing Policy, which constitutes our supplier selection standards. In addition to our own observance of the Lawson Group Corporate Conduct Charter, we aim to develop a solid partnership with the suppliers who agree with our Corporate Conduct Charter and deliver the highest level of satisfaction to all our customers.
Our suppliers must be able to ensure that the quality and safety of products and services are maintained throughout the entire process to the delivery of those products and services to customers. To this end, our suppliers must pay the greatest attention to ensure that:
Our suppliers must observe the letter and spirit of the laws and regulations in the countries and regions in which they operate. They also must conduct fair and sound business activities, ensuring that:
Our suppliers must respect the diversity, personality, and individuality of their employees and have a preventative and corrective system in place to keep their workplace free of any form of abuse and harassment (such as sexual and supervisor harassment). They also must comply with applicable labor-related laws in creating a workplace comfortable to all employees and take active measures to ensure that there is:
Our suppliers must comply with laws and regulations concerning environmental conservation and be actively engaged in preventing global warming and other environmental activities.
Our suppliers must manage personal information on customers and employees, trade secrets, know-how, and other information appropriately and prevent leakage or unauthorized use of such information.
In the event of an incident, accident, or defect associated with business with the Lawson Group, our suppliers must immediately inform us. They must have processes and procedures in place that allow them to announce the occurrence of an adverse event, particularly an event that may affect customer health or privacy.
To develop a relationship of trust with the Lawson Group, our suppliers must:
Formulated on September 1, 2010