As part of strengthening global risk management, we have joined Sedex, a supplier ethical information sharing platform, to manage risks related to labor practices in the supply chain. In 2018, we had discussions with our suppliers regarding the use of Sedex to ensure traceability and transparency in the supply chain and to have them share their ethical information (compliance, environment, human rights, and occupational safety and health) from 45 sites in 31 companies. In addition, we conducted a briefing session on the theme of “Human rights across the businesses” and shared a document describing the theme with our 295 suppliers*
. Specifically, we explained our intentions and changes in the revised version of our Shiseido Supplier Code of Conduct aimed at realizing responsible procurement in the supply chain, as well as detailing the effectiveness of Sedex. For suppliers who are not members of Sedex, we are promoting supplier monitoring from multiple perspectives through the Shiseido Supplier Code of Conduct Compliance Questionnaire (our own self-assessment questionnaire), sharing the evaluation results of other accreditation organizations, and sharing the acquisition status of international standards certifications.
- * Suppliers with a trading record with the Global Headquarters in 2017.
Please check the details in Responsible procurement - Supplier monitoring/Collaboration
With regard to raw materials (palm oil/mica), which our company considers to carry high risks for human rights, we will strengthen our measures by participating in international initiatives. In order to procure sustainable palm oil, we joined RSPO*1
in 2010 and have reduced risks since then by procuring RSPO-certified raw materials, taking into consideration environmental protection and human rights in the places of origin. In addition, in order to procure sustainable mineral mica and strengthen our responsible supply chain, we joined RMI*2
in 2017. Going forward, we aim to improve traceability and transparency in the supply chain of these raw materials.
- *1 RSPO: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
- *2 RMI: Responsible Mica Initiative
Please check the details in Responsible procurement - Procurement of sustainable raw materials (palm oil/mica)