Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices


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Item FY 2017 results FY 2018 results
Ratio of new suppliers that business was commenced with after conducting a labor practices assessment (Consolidated) 100% (Consolidated) 100%
Number of suppliers identified with a negative impact on labor practices after conducting a CSR self-diagnosis and detailed analysis Zero Zero
We requested suppliers to conduct a CSR self-diagnosis, and conducted a more detailed analysis on the response to labor practices.
There were no suppliers identified that had a negative impact on labor practices.
Raw Materials Procurement Department, Indirect Materials Procurement Department, Global Procurement Division

Why is “Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices” a critical issue to be addressed?
Explanation of the reason and background

Yokohama Rubber Group's products use natural resources that include natural rubber, fats, oil, and minerals, as well as industrial products and processed goods. We recognize conducting labor practices assessments as an important issue because in order to ensure stable and ethical procurement in the future, the development of a healthy and safe working environment for the people who work in the development and collection of human resources and the manufacturing of industrial products and processed goods that allows them to live safely together with their families is important.

Labor practices assessment at the start of new business relationships

We conduct CSR questionnaires and request answers to questions concerning labor conditions.

Assessment of labor practices in the supply chain

We recognize that in some countries and regions where our business locations are located there may be cases of people coming to work from other countries and regions, and for this reason there is the possibility of the same work conditions not applying for the same work.

Countermeasures in response to suppliers found to have a significant impact

We request that corrective action is taken by suppliers that are found to have a significant impact.

For example, we deem the impact to be significant in cases such as child labor (that results in children not going to school, etc.) and forced labor (long working hours, lack of appropriate breaks, low wages, etc.).

In malicious cases, we notify the suppliers that penalties such as terminating transactions may be applied and respond according to the situation.

Vision (attainment goal) / target

We aim for the creation of a framework that ensures assessments are conducted in every case of procurement of local raw materials at the time of industry reorganization or expansion into new countries and regions so that contracts are entered after confirming local conditions.

Measures for vision achievement

We will check that our employees are reliably conducting assessments of new suppliers in accordance with the action guidelines and procurement code of conduct.
At supplier workshops, we requested suppliers to make efforts to prevent and rectify workplace safety throughout the entire supply chain within the scope of their influence, which includes not only their own company, but also their subsidiaries and suppliers. Questionnaires and visiting audits were conducted on suppliers, and no cases requiring improvement were found.
We will promote the implementation of management systems in order to share information across the Group on conditions in countries and regions we expand our business into in the future.
We analyze the aggregated results of questionnaires targeting overseas suppliers, and consider countermeasures.