Special Feature 2021 - Integrated Report 2021
Build an internationally competitive supply chain to
solve social issues
Sustainable procurement considering environmental and social aspects
Working in collaboration with its business partners, the Nidec Group promotes CSR activities throughout the entire supply chain. To ensure that our business partners fulfill their corporate social responsibility, we require them to comply with the Nidec Group CSR Charter in basic business contracts with them. Additionally, in the Nidec Group Supply-Chain CSR Promotion Guidebook, we describe specific standards based on the pillars of the CSR Charter, and share them with our business partners.
We set sustainable procurement considering environ-mental and social aspects as a new materiality theme. Through the procurement activities considering social aspects, such as prohibiting child labor and forced labor and eliminating long working hours, and environmental aspects, such as energy consumption by suppliers, bio diversity, and utilization of waste/resources, we ask business partners for their further cooperation.
Nidec supplier CSR self-assessment
Starting from 2018, we have conducted the Nidec supplier CSR self-assessment to understand the status of CSR procurement, and have our supply chain partners report on the status of their compliance with the Nidec Group Supply-Chain CSR Promotion Guidebook. The areas of the survey are based on Chapters 1 through 6 of the Guidebook, to assess the status of individual business partners based on a total of 111 items. We provide our feedback regardless of the assessment scores, to urge improvement.
CSR audit of business partners
Since FY2010, the Nidec Group has audited its main business partners on-site. In FY2020, the Nidec Group audited 138 of its business partners on-site in Asia and other regions.
Holding CSR seminars at major sites
As Nidec promotes CSR activities throughout its supply chain, it is important that our procurement personnel first understand Nidec’s CSR policies. Since FY2018, Nidec Corporation and Nidec Group companies in Japan have conducted CSR seminars for purchasing personnel based on the Nidec Group Supply-Chain CSR Promotion Guidebook. In FY2020, to prevent COVID-19 infections, lectures were held in the forms of e-learning and remote classes, attended by 169 people.
Nidec Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. held a session to explain the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)* to ensure that all of its business partners understand Nidec’s CSR. Nidec Electronics (Thailand) also held presentation meetings on CSR procurement for its major business partners, and audits them on-site based on the results of advance survey sheets. Since FY2013, our CSR audit standard has been based on the RBA. In FY2020, we launched activities with the target of requesting 121 of our business partners to comply with the CSR audit standards.
* RBA (Responsible Business Alliance) is an organization established for the purpose of solving social, environmental and ethical issues in the supply chains of the electronics industry.