Our Approach to CSR and Related Policies

Procurement Policy

Fujifilm Group upholds the Fujifilm Group’s Procurement Policy as a group-wide policy. We believe it is important that the business partners and suppliers, especially production materials suppliers, understand the importance of CSR (environment, human rights, occupational health and safety, corporate ethics, etc.) and work together with us in resolving issues. Therefore, we revised the Policy in 2015 and 2019, and added the aspects of CSR for our supplier evaluation standard.

The Fujifilm Group will conduct its procurement based on Fujifilm “Open, Fair, Clear” policy and the basic concepts listed below. At the same time, we will build mutual trust and respect with suppliers.

  1. The Fujifilm Group is committed to engage in procurement activities in compliance with laws, regulations and social norms, paying full considerations to perspectives including human rights, environment, occupational health and safety.

  2. We will treat suppliers irrespective of nationalities with fairness and ensure that they are given equal business opportunities. We are also committed to consider procurement from new suppliers.

  3. The Fujifilm Group procure from trustworthy suppliers selected through comprehensive criteria that includes quality, price, delivery time, technological capabilities, CSR activities and business continuity.

Note that ‘procurement’ under this policy covers not only the procurement of parts and materials for products, but also procurement such as indirect materials, facility and maintenance services.

Established in October 2009, Revised in April 2019

Request to Suppliers

The Fujifilm Group recognizes the importance of social responsibility and corporate ethics in undertaking business activities not only within the Group itself but also in partnership with our suppliers as we strive to build stronger partnerships.

The Fujifilm Group's Procurement Policy refers to our commitment to procure from "trustworthy suppliers selected through comprehensive criteria that includes quality, price, delivery time, technological capabilities, CSR activities and business continuity (Procurement Policy 3)." These are suppliers that operate in line with the Fujifilm Group Charter for Corporate Behavior and Code of Conduct.

We request that you apply our Charter for Corporate Behavior and Code of Conduct, outlined below, in activities within your company.

The Fujifilm Group is committed to fair trading with regard to the mining and procurement of minerals in full recognition of our social responsibility.

As a member of the global community, the Fujifilm Group perceives human rights violations and environmental destruction associated with mineral mining and trading as one of the serious social issues. We have no intention of using minerals whose mining and trading operations have become funding sources for armed groups or minerals linked to human rights violations and inhumane behaviors.

For minerals produced in conflict affected and high risk areas (CAHRAs), the Fujifilm Group observes the "OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas" to ensure responsible procurement across our supply chain. We are involved in the Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group, set up by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), so that our activities always meet the level of international requirements. We also use mechanisms and tools defined by the RMI (*1) to investigate the history of minerals contained in our products.

In response to customer requests on conflict minerals, reporting of which is obligated by laws and regulations, we provide the results of mineral history investigation, using the RMI. We recommend that our suppliers procure minerals from refineries that have received conflict-free certification from the RMI and other industry organizations.

*1:RMI = Responsible Minerals Initiative

Conflict minerals issue

Some minerals used in many industrial products are serving as funding sources for armed groups responsible for human rights violations and environmental destruction. There have been international calls for greater awareness and improvement on the matter.

The so-called 3TG minerals (*1), mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries (*2), contain minerals that infringe on this issue. The United States has introduced a law (*3) mandating Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) listed companies in the country to disclose their status of 3TG use. Europe have also introduced conflict minerals regulations of a broader sense in recent years. Cobalt and other minerals are also reported to be affected.

In the given environment, there has been a growing social interest in responsible mineral procurement throughout a supply chain. In particular, the RMI, established by the RBA (*4), have set international standards, defining mechanisms and tools for clarifying the involvement of armed groups in the supply chain of companies around the world.

*1:3TG minerals = gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn)

*2:DRC and its neighboring countries = Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia

*3:Article 1502 of the ""Financial Regulatory Reform Act"" (Dodd-Frank Act) enacted on July 21, 2010 in the United States

*4:RBA = Responsible Business Alliance