We aim to realize sustainable procurement by ensuring the safety and quality of raw materials and more, and by also considering the social responsibility of the entire supply chain, including consideration for the environment and human rights as well as compliance with laws and social ethics.

Takara Group Procurement Policy

  1. Ensuring safety and quality
    In accordance with the Takara Group Quality Policy, we will promote activities aimed at ensuring a high level of safety and quality.
     
  2. Consideration for the environment
    Based on the Takara Group Environmental Policy, we will engage in activities with consideration for the global environment.
     
  3. Consideration for human rights
    In accordance with the Takara Group Human Rights Policy, we will engage in activities with consideration for human rights.
     
  4. Compliance with laws and social ethics
    In accordance with the Takara Group Compliance Action Guidelines, we will comply with laws and social ethics. We will not request entertainment or gifts from suppliers, nor will we be the recipient of entertainment that exceeds the boundaries of common sense.
     
  5. Equitable and fair transactions
    We will treat all suppliers with common sense and honesty and conduct equitable and fair transactions. When selecting suppliers, we will make our decisions after equitable and fair comparisons and evaluations, based on quality, price, delivery date, technical capabilities, supply capacity and other conditions.
     
  6. Maintaining information security
    We will appropriately manage confidential information and personal information obtained during procurement activities.
     
  7. Expectations of suppliers
    With regard to the above, we expect the same considerations from our suppliers, and will endeavor to promote initiatives throughout the entire supply chain.

Collaboration with suppliers

We are currently drafting guidelines for sustainable procurement in each procurement area. We will make our business partners aware of these guidelines and request their compliance with the guidelines, and collaborate with suppliers to resolve issues.

Takara Bio Group Sustainability Plan

Theme

Measure

Targets

Collaboration with suppliers

Discuss content of guidelines for sustainable procurement

Create procurement guidelines, spread awareness among business partners, and request compliance by 2025.