Within the Kirin Group, we promote CSR procurement by actively communicating with Suppliers (100% direct materials; main suppliers of indirect materials). Each time we start business transactions with a new supplier, we ask the supplier to submit a supplier “CSR Confirmation” based on the six categories of the code of conduct stipulated in the “Kirin Group Supplier CSR Guidelines.” With regard to existing suppliers, we incorporate CSR issues into the supplier assessment we conduct annually for all suppliers, and check their CSR activities through on-site inspections conducted by our procurement staff. We then provide feedback from the investigation results to suppliers and, if necessary, request them to enhance their CSR activities or conduct additional investigations.
Furthermore, to execute fair business practices, we periodically conduct a supplier questionnaire survey to seek feedback from suppliers to the Kirin Group. We make sure to reflect the comments received on our procurement activities to execute open and fair business transactions and ensure compliance.
It is through a series of these activities that constitute a PDCA cycle that we continue to work closely with suppliers in promoting CSR procurement.
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