Sustainable Procurement Activities

The TOPPAN Group aims to contribute to the sustainable growth of society. To this end, we promote sustainable procurement activities, whereby corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities are extended throughout the entire supply chain in cooperation with our suppliers and contractors (hereinafter referred to as “Business Partners”). Through these activities, we also aim to enhance the corporate value of the TOPPAN Group as well as our Business Partners.
Specifically, we have been conducting sustainable procurement activities by establishing the first version of the TOPPAN Group CSR Procurement Guidelines in 2007, which was then revised in 2014. However, in light of recent trends with regard to sustainable procurement, such as the establishment of international standards and social demands, we have renamed the guidelines as the TOPPAN Group Sustainable Procurement Guidelines (hereinafter referred to as the “Guidelines”) and revised the standards in January 2022.

The Guidelines consist of the Basic Procurement Policy and a set of Sustainable Procurement Standards. The Guidelines are applied to the procurement activities of each company of the TOPPAN Group when it procures any goods or services necessary for its business activities by means of purchasing, leasing, or otherwise. As such, the Guidelines shall not only be applied to the procurement activities of procurement departments, but also to the procurement/purchasing activities of all departments of each company of the TOPPAN Group. The Guidelines, however,

Basic Procurement Policy

This is a basic policy that applies to all workers involved in procurement activities at the TOPPAN Group.

  • - We fairly and impartially offer opportunities to all Business Partners and potential Business Partners.
  • - We comply with domestic and overseas laws and regulations and conduct fair business transactions based on corporate ethics.
  • - We strictly control the information obtained through procurement activities.
  • - We work to conserve the environment and reduce impact on the environment.
  • - We pursue QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery) in order to meet the needs of the market.
  • - We work to foster mutual cooperation and build relationships of trust with Business Partners.
  • - We promote sustainable procurement throughout the entire supply chain.

Sustainable Procurement Standards (*section headings only)

Each section of the Sustainable Procurement Standards sets out both requirements and recommendations for suppliers and contractors (referred to collectively as “Business Partners”).
In addition to meeting the requirements, the basic principle for doing business with our Business Partners is that they inform their suppliers and contractors of the Guidelines or of their own similar guidelines so that the details of the Guidelines are passed further up the supply chains.
For details, please refer to the PDF document.

  • 1. Legal Compliance and Respect for Internationally Recognized Standards
  • 2. Human Rights and Labor
    • (2-1) Prohibition of Forced Labor
    • (2-2) Prohibition of Child Labor and Respect for the Rights of Young Workers
    • (2-3) Management of Appropriate Working Hours
    • (2-4) Payment of Appropriate Wages
    • (2-5) Prohibition of Inhumane Treatment
    • (2-6) Prohibition of Discrimination
    • (2-7) Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining
    • (2-8) Consideration for Job Security and Fulfillment of the Obligations of an Employer
    • (2-9) Prohibition of Infringing on the Rights of Local Communities, etc.
  • 3. Health and Safety
    • (3-1) Maintaining Occupational Health and Safety
    • (3-2) Emergency Preparedness
    • (3-3) Occupational Injury and Illness
    • (3-4) Industrial Hygiene
    • (3-5) Physically Demanding Work
    • (3-6) Machine Safeguarding
    • (3-7) Health and Safety at Facilities
    • (3-8) Health and Safety Communication
    • (3-9) Worker Health Management
  • 4. Environment
    • (4-1) Environmental Permits and Reports
    • (4-2) Contributing to Decarbonization
    • (4-3) Air Emissions
    • (4-4) Optimal Water Use
    • (4-5) Contributing to Resource Circulation
    • (4-6) Management of Hazardous Substances
    • (4-7) Managing the Chemical Substances Contained in Products
    • (4-8) Natural Resources and Biological Diversity
  • 5. Fair Business and Ethics
    • (5-1) Preventing Corruption
    • (5-2) Prohibiting Provision and Acceptance of Inappropriate Benefits
    • (5-3) Disclosure of Information
    • (5-4) Protecting and Respecting Intellectual Property
    • (5-5) Fair Business Activities
    • (5-6) Protecting Whistleblowers
    • (5-7) Responsible Minerals Procurement
  • 6. Quality and Safety
    • (6-1) Product Safety
    • (6-2) Quality Management
    • (6-3) Providing Accurate Information on Products and Services
  • 7. Information Security
    • (7-1) Defense from Cyber Attacks
    • (7-2) Protecting Personal Information
    • (7-3) Preventing the Leak of Confidential Information
  • 8. Business Continuity Planning
    • (8-1) Developing and Preparing a Business Continuity Plan
  • 9. Establishing a Management System
    • (9-1) Establishing a Management System
    • (9-2) Management of Suppliers and Contractors
    • (9-3) Proper Import and Export Controls
    • (9-4) Establishing Grievance Mechanisms

For inquiries from material and equipment suppliers regarding the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines

For inquiries regarding the Sustainable Procurement Guidelines
Production partners (production control-related) and planning/design suppliers (planning and sales promotion-related) should direct inquiries to the business partner information desk of the relevant division.

Green procurement in individual business divisions

For inquiries concerning green procurement in the Living & Industry Division:


For inquiries concerning green procurement in the Electronics Division:

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