Supply Chain Sustainability

To ensure that CSR initiatives within the supply chain are reinforced on a global basis, the Teijin Group is promoting CSR activities in each business group based on the CSR Procurement Guidelines.

Basic Policy for Purchasing and Procurement

The Teijin Group aims to engage in sustainable business activities and enhance its corporate value by exercising its social responsibilities and obtaining the confidence and trust of society (stakeholders). It is an important social responsibility to provide superior products in a sustainable and stable manner to satisfy customers. We believe that to fulfill this responsibility, it is vital to improve the quality of our purchasing and procurement of raw materials, components, and services, and we have therefore established this Basic Policy for Purchasing/Procurement with the aim of forging sound relationships with suppliers. We have also determined Basic Stance of Persons in Charge of Purchasing / Procurement that describes in specific terms how purchasing / procurement personnel should behave to ensure that they do not establish inappropriate relationships with suppliers, and to promote initiatives based on cooperation with the aim of sustainable purchasing and procurement.

Basic Policy for Purchasing and Procurement
  1. 1.Compliance with laws and regulations

    The Teijin Group observes laws and regulations of respective countries and endeavors to understand and respect international norms and guidelines in conducting its procurement activities.

  2. 2.Fair trade

    The Teijin Group endeavors to engage in highly transparent transactions that are just and fair, and does not participate in cartels or bid-rigging.

  3. 3.Basis of product and supplier assessment

    The Teijin Group, in addition to quality, prices, delivery dates, and procurement periods, properly assesses the financial situation, technological capabilities, social responsibility initiatives, etc. of suppliers, and engages in transactions that are based on rational decision-making.

  4. 4.Human rights/Labor

    The Teijin Group promotes purchasing and procurement from suppliers that respect human rights and do not commit human rights infringements such as unjust discrimination, slave labor, forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, etc.

  5. 5.Safety and Health

    The Teijin Group promotes purchasing and procurement from suppliers that properly manage health and safety risks and take action to improve occupational health and safety on an ongoing basis.

  6. 6.Environment

    The Teijin Group promotes purchasing and procurement from suppliers that practice environmental management by, for example working to conserve the environment and protect natural resources.

  7. 7.Blocking of relationship with antisocial forces

    The Teijin Group blocks relationships with antisocial forces such as crime organizations, refuses inappropriate requests, and does not provide them with money.

  8. 8.Relationship with stakeholders

    The Teijin Group proactively communicates with stakeholders and promotes sustainable purchasing and procurement based on cooperation grounded in trust relationships. Furthermore, the Teijin Group collaborates with suppliers to promote initiatives based on the CSR Procurement Guidelines.

(Established September 1, 2006; Revised November 1, 2017)

Basic Stance of Persons in Charge of Purchasing and Procurement
  1. 1.Compliance with laws and regulations

    Purchasing/procurement personnel observe relevant country laws and regulations. In addition, they will constantly monitor international norms and guidelines, industry standards and their trends and strive to respect them in engaging in transactions.

  2. 2.Fair trade
    1. (1)Purchasing/procurement personnel do not participate in cartels or bid-rigging, and endeavor to maintain sound relationships with suppliers. They also do not abuse their status to demand inappropriate discounts, services, contributions, etc.
    2. (2)Purchasing/procurement personnel do not have personal interests with any supplier, and do not accept personal benefits such as rewards or gifts.
  3. 3.Information security

    Purchasing/procurement personnel carefully manage confidential information relating to transactions and safeguard intellectual property rights.

  4. 4.Basis of product and supplier assessment

    Purchasing/procurement personnel rigorously assess goods and services, and engage in transactions where consideration is given to quality, prices, delivery dates, and procurement periods, as well as the financial situation, technological capabilities, corporate approach, and social responsibility initiatives of the suppliers.

  5. 5.Human rights/Labor

    Purchasing/procurement personnel do not force inappropriate transaction terms on suppliers nor force them to accept unreasonably low prices, etc. and promote purchasing and procurement from suppliers that respect human rights and do not support forced labor or long working hours.

  6. 6.Safety and Health

    Purchasing/procurement personnel promote purchasing and procurement from suppliers that ensure occupational health and safety and take action to maintain and improve the health of their workers.

  7. 7.Environment

    Purchasing/procurement personnel promote green purchasing and procurement and purchasing/procurement of environmentally-friendly products and services.

  8. 8.Blocking of relationship with antisocial forces

    Purchasing/procurement personnel adopt a firm attitude toward criminal organizational and other antisocial forces, not allowing their involvement, and blocking any and all relationships with them.

  9. 9.Relationship with stakeholders

    Purchasing/procurement personnel collaborate with suppliers to promote initiatives based on the CSR Procurement Guidelines. Furthermore, they endeavor to ensure suppliers' understanding of the Guidelines and collaborate with suppliers with regard to initiatives for improvement.

(Established September 1, 2006; Revised November 1, 2017)

Overall Consideration of Supply Chains Based on CSR Procurement Guidelines

To manufacture and distribute its products, the Teijin Group procures a large amount and wide variety of raw materials, equipment, components and services from many companies around the world. When selecting suppliers, we adhere to our purchasing guidelines based on fair and rational judgments.

Furthermore, to implement CSR throughout the supply chain, we established the CSR Procurement Guidelines (see below) and we require our suppliers to conduct activities in compliance with our guidelines.

The Teijin Group’s CSR procurement activities are being promoted centering on CSR and Compliance Department of Teijin Limited, and the Basic Purchasing and Procurement Policy and CSR Procurement Guidelines, which are published on the Teijin Group website in Japanese, English and Chinese.

CSR Procurement Guidelines

With regards to the Teijin Group’s purchasing and procurement activities, we request that suppliers take the following action. In addition, we will promote to purchase and procure from suppliers that have been taking these actions.

  1. 1.Quality and safety
    Products must meet safety and quality standards prescribed under laws and regulations in individual countries as well as industry standards.
    Chemical additives must be properly managed, and by, for example, obtaining external certification such as ISO 9001.
    Furthermore, a quality management system must be deployed and continuously maintained and improved to promote quality assurance.
  2. 2.Human rights and labor
    1. (a)Forced labor
      Slave labor, human trafficking, debt bondage, labor based on violence, threats, or political oppression, or any other form of forced labor is prohibited.
    2. (b)Child labor and young workers
      Children under the age of 15 years must not be hired in any country in which you have activities. Furthermore, you must not allow young workers between the ages of 15 and 17 to work at night, work overtime, or perform work that puts their health or safety at risk. You must also pay young workers appropriate remuneration and respect their right to learn.
    3. (c)Foreign workers
      Foreign workers must be provided with an employment contract and rules of employment in languages which employees can understand. Employers and temporary staffing agencies (including business cooperatives and nonprofit organizations) must not confiscate and prevent the use by workers of government-issued identity cards, passports, and work permits (unless holding work permits is required by law) as well as migrant applications. Furthermore, employers and temporary staffing agencies must not charge fees to workers.
    4. (d)Working hours and holidays
      Working outside regular hours (overtime, working on holidays, etc.) is only permitted if the worker agrees to it. Except under special circumstances, workers cannot be required to work more than the maximum weekly working hours prescribed under local laws and workers must be given at least one contiguous 24-hour period off per week. Furthermore, paid holidays and statutory holidays must be provided in accordance with local laws.
    5. (e)Wages and welfare benefits
      After explaining the components of wages and the method used for calculating them, you must pay workers at least minimum wage. You must also provide statutory welfare benefits. Wages for work performed outside regular hours must be calculated in accordance with applicable laws and must be higher by a reasonable percentage than wages for regular work.
    6. (f)Discrimination
      Recruitment, remuneration, welfare benefits, training opportunities, work duties, promotions/wage increases, and discipline/dismissal must not be influenced by race, nationality, gender, religion, age, disability, marital status, family background, organizations joined, gender identity, sexual orientation, or political ideology. You must implement measure for preventing discrimination such as providing training to all workers.
    7. (g)Harassment
      Workers must be treated with respect and dignity, and must not be exposed to any sort of harassment or pestering. You must implement measure for preventing harassment such as providing training to all workers.
    8. (h)Freedom of association
      The right of workers to freely exercise the right to organize and the right to collective bargaining must be recognized. You must also make efforts to resolve labor disputes and engage in effective and periodic communication with workers and their representatives.
  3. 3.Safety and Health
    1. (a)Permits relating to labor safety and health
      You must apply for permits relating to labor safety and health for facilities and operations that require them and assign licensed personnel in accordance with laws, regulations, etc. in order to properly manage them.
    2. (b)Sanitary facilities
      You must endeavor to maintain the health of employees in order to prevent diseases and occupational accidents. Workers must be provided with a safe and hygienic working environment, and access to sanitary facilities such as toilets and dining rooms must not be unjustly restricted. Furthermore, dormitories for workers must be equipped with proper sanitary facilities and kept clean.
    3. (c)Preparedness for emergencies
      To prepare for emergencies, workers must be provided with training concerning notifications and evacuation procedures, and proper equipment such as fire extinguishers and fire alarms must be installed and maintained. In other words, efforts must be made to minimize damage in the event of an emergency.
    4. (d)Safety training
      Proper training concerning workplace health and safety must be provided on an ongoing basis in languages which employees can understand. Furthermore, information relating to health and safety must be clearly displayed in the workplace.
    5. (e)Measures to ensure the safety of machinery
      Machinery needs to be assessed for safety risks. If there is a risk of workers suffering injury due to machinery, physical protection measures must be implemented such as guard rails, interlocks, protective walls, etc. as required and the machinery concerned must be properly maintained and managed.
    6. (f)Occupational health
      The risk which chemical, biological, and physical substances will influence workers must be identified, assessed, and managed. We also recommend that all workers receive a medical examination by the frequency pursuant to laws or at least once a year, whichever is more.
    7. (g)Occupational accidents
      Classification and records of injuries resulting from occupational accidents and illnesses must be kept, the necessary treatment must be provided, the causes of occupational accidents must be investigated, corrective action must be taken to eliminate the causes of them, and a process must be followed for enabling workers to return to the workplace.
    8. (h)Occupational health and safety management system
      A management system for occupational health and safety, such as one based on ISO 45001, must be deployed and internal audits must be performed in order to facilitate ongoing improvements in occupational health and safety. We also recommend the management of health and safety risks.
  4. 4.Formulation of business continuity plan
    We recommend that a business continuity plan be formulated and strategically administered to allow business operations to continue or be promptly restarted in the event of a disaster or accident.
  5. 5.Fair trade and ethics
    1. (a)Prohibition of bribery
      The exchange or provision of entertainment, gifts, or money for the purpose of illicit gain in the course of engaging in transactions is prohibited. You must also formulate and implement a policy and measure for preventing corruption, bribery, and extortion.
    2. (b)Fair business
      You must not engage in private monopoly, inappropriately restrict trading (through cartels, bid-rigging, etc.), employ unfair business methods, or abuse your status, and you must comply with competition laws in individual countries and territories. You must also confirm legal or regulatory developments that apply to your company and inform workers about them. We also recommend that you provide all workers with training on fair trading and ethics.
    3. (c)Intellectual property
      You must endeavor to safeguard and utilize your company’s intellectual property rights. Furthermore, you must not unjustly infringe the intellectual property rights of other companies.
    4. (d)Information disclosure and presentation You must properly disclose or display information concerning labor, health/safety, and environmental initiatives, business activities, financial condition, products, and corporate structure and performance in accordance with applicable regulations, etc.
    5. (e)Information security
      You must only obtain personal information and confidential information using appropriate methods. You must also strictly manage and protect it, and only use it within a reasonable scope.
    6. (f)Conflict minerals
      You must take care that minerals that you procure or that are used in your products do not provide any sourcing of finance for armed groups or organizations involved in human rights violations, environmental disruption, corruption, etc. in conflict regions and high-risk areas. In particular, “conflict minerals” must not be used in principle.
      • *Conflict minerals: Designated metal ore (gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten) mined in conflict regions and high-risk areas with the concern to provide sourcing of finance for armed groups or organizations involved in human rights violations, environmental disruption, corruption, etc.
    7. (g)Blocking of relationships with antisocial forces
      You must adopt a firm attitude toward criminal organizations and other antisocial forces, not allowing their involvement, and blocking any and all relationships with them.
  6. 6.Export control Compliance
    With regard to products or technologies subject to your national export control laws and/or regulations and other applicable export control-related laws and regulations of other countries, you must implement thorough measures to ensure that you comply with them and are not involved in illegal exports.
  7. 7.Environmental conservation
    1. (a)Action on climate change
      You must endeavor to devise methods for improving energy efficiency and minimizing the consumption of resources. You must also identify current emissions of greenhouse gases by each of your facilities and by your company as a whole and take action to reduce them.
    2. (b)Permits relating to environmental conservation (air, wastewater, noise, vibration, etc.) You must apply for environmental-conservation-related permits for facilities and operations that require them and assign licensed personnel in accordance with laws, regulations, etc. in order to properly manage them.
    3. (c)Minimizing environmental impact (air, water, soil)
      To prevent air, water, and soil pollution, you must manage and treat discharged substances.
    4. (d)Management of chemical substances Chemical substances that could cause environmental pollution must be managed safely. Chemical substances that are prohibited under the laws and regulations of individual regions and territories must not be used. Furthermore, regarding the substances whose use has been limited by laws and regulations you must notify customers of whether those substances are contained in products. In addition, SDS must be issued and updated.
    5. (e)Waste reduction (3Rs)
      You must pursue the 3Rs(reduce, reuse, and recycle) in order to reduce waste and byproducts.
    6. (f)Water usage control
      You must manage water intake and water discharge and you must strive to optimize water usage.
    7. (g)Environmental management system
      You must formulate an environmental policy, take action and develop products, raw materials, and technology for preventing pollution, and make efforts to conserve the environment. We also recommend that you conduct internal audits, obtain certification, such as ISO 14001, for your environmental management system, and perform environmental impact assessments.
    8. (h)Promotion of green purchasing and procurement
      When purchasing or procuring products or services, you must give consideration to the environment, and promote to purchase and procure from suppliers that are endeavoring to reduce environmental impact such as by selecting products and services with the minimum environmental impact.
  8. 8.Consideration for local communities
    When conducting business in local communities, we recommend that you engage in dialog with local residents (including indigenous peoples) in advance and adapt your business activities to suit the community.
  9. 9.Contact point for consultations and internal reporting
    You must deploy and operate a system for seeking advice and internal reporting that ensures that its users need not fear retribution, such as by being forced into a disadvantageous position. We recommend that you install a neutral advice and internal reporting point operated by the third party to protect internal reporters and prevent retribution.
  10. 10.Responsible supply chain promotion
    You must inform your suppliers about the contents of these guidelines and you must endeavor to ensure compliance. We also recommend that you monitor compliance and work together with suppliers to address inadequacies.

(Established May 7, 2007; Revised April 1, 2021)

Supplier Surveys

Implementation of supplier surveys*

Teijin Limited and the group companies in Japan have been conducting questionnaire-type surveys targeting its major domestic suppliers since FY2007 and some of its suppliers in Europe, the United States, and China too since FY2012 to verify whether or not these suppliers operate in compliance with the CSR Procurement Guidelines. The content of the questionnaire was changed following a revision of the CSR Procurement Guidelines in FY2017 and the scope of the surveys were widened in FY2018 to include suppliers in each business. Questions were added concerning “human rights and labor” and “safety and health,” and in other items as well including consultation and internal reporting point and promotion of responsible supply chains, and compatibility with the CSR Procurement Guidelines in general was improved. A similar survey was also conducted in FY2019.

In overseas group companies, supplier surveys with the same content questionnaires as in Japan were started at three companies in China and Thailand, and surveys of their respective business partners were conducted by two companies in the Netherlands and Germany using their own independent methods. We are also expanding to other overseas group companies one by one.

  • *There were some errors in the description and they were corrected on January 29, 2021.

Results of survey of suppliers and guidance and support for improvement in initiatives*

Distribution of Supplier Rankings

The Teijin Group ranks suppliers in five levels from A to E depending on their questionnaire scores. Ranks A, B, and C are defined as “no problems as a supplier.”
The number of companies replying to the questionnaire in FY2019 was 829(751 domestic suppliers, 78 overseas suppliers), and the procurement value ratio was 75%. Of the 829 companies that responded, the ratio of companies ranked A, B, or C was 92%.

Companies whose replies to questions concerning important topics, such as human rights, were considered insufficient, were given guidance for making improvements regardless of their ranking. The content of their replies was confirmed and they were asked to compile improvement plans in accordance with the status of the initiatives. The results of these measures will be checked in FY2020.
In addition, regarding suppliers in ranks D and E that were judged to be a risk in light of their questionnaire replies, we labeled such suppliers as “in need of priority guidance for making improvements,” requesting them to compile improvement plans during FY2019, checking the state of implementation, and providing support if necessary.

  • *There were some errors in the description and numerical values in item “Results of survey of suppliers to Teijin limited and group companies in Japan and guidance and support for improvement in initiatives” and item “Results of survey of suppliers to overseas group companies and guidance and support for improvement of initiatives”, which were corrected to item “Results of survey of suppliers and guidance and support for improvement in initiatives” on January 29, 2021.

Care for contractors and work contracts

The Teijin Group is focusing on maintaining proper work contracts based on mutual trust and cooperation with contractors. In FY2007 in Japan, in response to the social issue of regulation of temporary/contract work management, the procurement department and manufacturing department cooperated to implement a series of independent inspections of work contracts. By FY2008, we completed actions to voluntarily improve contracts which are legally correct but require revisions to more closely reflect the demands of society (applying to 32% of all work). This particularly applied to contracts for nonregular work*. Following this, in order to maintain this status, we have been conducting regular awareness-raising activities at various worksites.

  • *Nonregular work: Maintenance, repair, or other work that are not part of regular duties. The number of occupational accidents that occur during this kind of work is relatively high.

Supply Chain Seminar

CSR supply chain seminar held in Vietnam to strengthen CSR procurement initiatives

Since 2012, Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. has been globally expanding an integrated value chain from the development and procurement of materials to product realization on an ongoing basis. The company has been promoting a companywide “CSR Procurement Project.” Teijin Frontier has established a particularly large number of apparel production bases across Asia, and believes that it is important to raise awareness of CSR procurement locally on an ongoing basis. As one element of this, the company conducts CSR supply chain seminars every year at overseas production bases for local sewing and embroidery factories, material manufacturers, etc. with the aim of enforcing legal compliance and the protection of human rights.

Lecture content

On September 18, 2019, a total of 63 people from 29 companies (providers of sewing, inspection, logistics, and other industry members) took part in the CSR supply chain seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For lectures, we received the cooperation of the NGOs GNC*1, EG*2, and MSD*3. Specific themes were as follows:

  1. 1.CSR trends
  2. 2.Environmetal challenges and countermeasures, precedent cases
  3. 3.Workers’ rights in Vietnam—Recent trends and direction
  4. 4.Child labor related to corporate activities and children’s rights

Lecture content

On October 25, 2019, a total of 37 people from 24 companies participated in a CSR supply chain seminar held in Qingdao, China. For lectures, we received the cooperation of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, Shandong Province, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Shandong Province, and EG*2. Specific themes were as follows:

  1. 1.CSR trends
  2. 2.CSR Procurement Policy and initiatives of Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
  3. 3.Recent trends in labor and human rights
  4. 4.Recent environmental trends

Lecture content

In addition, CSR supply chain seminars were held not only overseas but also in five locations in Japan including in Hokuriku, Tokyo, Osaka (twice), and Nagoya. Specific themes were as follows:

  1. 1.CSR trends
  2. 2.CSR Procurement approaches at Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd.
  3. 3.Initiatives for the Technical Intern Training Program for Foreigners
  1. *1GNC : Gaia Nature Conversation
  2. *2EG : Energetic Green
  3. *3MSD : Management for Sustainable Development

Green Procurement

Since establishing the Green Procurement Guidelines in FY2003, the Teijin Group has continued to confirm whether suppliers who provide specified substances are operating an environmental management system, and, if not, to request that those suppliers put such a system in place. Furthermore, since FY2007, our green procurement standards have been posted on our website (in Japanese and English) to ensure the full awareness of our suppliers.

Furthermore, the Teijin Group Chemical Substance Self-Imposed Control Guideline was established in FY2004 aiming for not only recognizing the status of environmental management in suppliers, but also controlling chemicals and minimizing risk in the Teijin Group´s business activities. We conduct the management of chemicals based on the degree of risk.

We are also focusing on the management of hazardous substances found in raw materials that may have become included in our products, and strengthening our controls on chemical substance purchasing, such as those relating to substances specified in the RoHS regulations and the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc., of Chemical Substances. We have listed prohibited substances including those prohibited in principle on our website in Japanese and English to ensure that suppliers are fully aware of these substances.

Green Procurement Guidelines

These refer to a group of substances that are prohibited to be used under any international treaty or domestic law. Needless to say, the Teijin Group will not procure such chemicals, nor will the Group procure items containing any of such chemicals in order to support its business activities, including unintentional procurement of such items.

Furthermore, we request suppliers to verify that no prohibited substances are contained in the materials they supply. In addition, substances prohibited by the domestic laws of the countries where Teijin group companies are located are subject to the same laws.

  • This category contains substances designated in the POPs Treaty, Class 1 specified chemicals under the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc., of Chemical Substances, substances prohibited to be manufactured under the Industrial Safety and Health Act, Japan, etc.

A group of substances subject to control or similar regulation under international treaty or law.

We require examination of such substances by expert staff of the Teijin Group and approval of the head of the business group.

  • This category contains Class 2 specified chemicals under the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc., of Chemical Substances, EU/RoHS Directive substances, high-risk endocrine disrupting chemicals, etc.

Substances Prohibited to be Procured

No CAS No Substance
1   Polychlorobiphenyl  (mixture)
2   Polychloronaphthalene (Cl>=3)(including isomers)
3 118-74-1 Hexachlorobenzene
4 309-00-2 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-1,4,4 a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-exo 1,4-endo 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
5 60-57-1 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7 - Epoxy-1,4,4 a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-exo 1,4-endo 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
6 72-20-8 1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7 - Epoxy-1,4,4 a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-endo 1,4-endo 5,8-dimethanonaphthalene
7 50-29-3 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl) ethane
8 12789-03-6 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8 - Octachloro-2,3,3 a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene, 1,4,5,6,7,8,8 - Heptachloro-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene and mixtures of these analogous compounds
9 56-35-9 bis(tributyltin) oxide
  Bis-n-tributyl tin oxide
10 15017-02-4 N,N'-ditolyl-p-phenylenediamine, N-tolyl-N'-xylyl-p-phenylenediamine or N,N'-dixylyl-p-phenylenediamine
11 732-26-3 2,4,6-Tri-tert-butylphenol
12 8001-35-2 Polychloro-2,2-dimethyl- 3-methylidenebicyclo[2.2.1] heptane
13 2385-85-5 Dodecachloropentacyclo[ (2, 6).0 (3, 9).0 (4, 8)] decane
14 115-32-2 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethanol
15 87-68-3 Hexachlorobuta-1,3-diene
16 3846-71-7 2-(2H-1, 2, 3-benzotriazol 2-yl)-4, 6-di-tert-butyl phenol
17   Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins
18   Polychlorinated dibenzofurans
19   Yellow phosphorus matches
20 531-85-1 Benzidine and its salts
21 531-86-2
22 92-87-5
23 92-67-1 4-aminodiphenyl and its salts
24 12172-73-5 Amosite
25 12001-28-4 Crocidolite
26 92-93-3 4-nitrodiphenyl and its salts
27 542-88-1 Bis(chloromethyl) ether
28 91-59-8 β-naphthylamine and its salts
29   Asbestos and materials containing asbestos in excess of 0.1% of the weight of the relevant product
30   Rubber cements containing benzene whose capacity exceeds 5% of the solvents (including diluents) of the relevant rubber cement
31 1763-23-1 Perfluoro(octane-1-sulfonic acid) and its salt forms
307-35-7 For example:
2795-39-3 potassium(CAS no. 2795-39-3);
29457-72-5 lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS no. 29457-72-5);
29081-56-9 ammonium perfluorosulfonate (CAS no. 29081-56-9);
70225-14-8 diethanolammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate(CAS no. 70225-14-8);
56773-42-3 tetraethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate(CAS no. 56773-42-3);
251099-16-8 didecyldimethylammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS no.251099-16-8)
32 307-35-7 Perfluoro(octane-1-sulfonyl)= fluoride
33 608-93-5 Pentachlorobenzene
34 319-84-6 Alpha-hexachlorocyclohexane
35 319-85-7 Beta-hexachlorocyclohexane
36 58-89-9 Lindane(gamma--hexachlorocyclohexane)
143-50-0 Chlordecone
37 36355-01-8 Hexabromobiphenyl
38 40088-47-9 Tetrabromodiphenyl ether
39 32534-81-9 Pentabromodiphenyl ether
40 68631-49-2 Hexabromodiphenyl ether
41 446255-22-7 Heptabromodiphenyl ether

Substances Principally Prohibited to be Procured (The following substances are procured with permission.)

No CAS No Substance
2   Tetrachloroethylen
4 1803-12-9 Triphenyltin N,N-dimethyldithiocarbamate
5 379-52-2 Triphenyltin fluoride
6 900-95-8 Triphenyltin acetate
7 639-58-7 Triphenyltin chloride
8 76-87-9 Triphenyltin hydroxide
9   Triphenyl tin fatty acid salts (Carbon number of fatty acid 9-11)
10 7094-94-2 Triphenyl tin chloroacetate
11 2155-70-6 Tributyl tin methacrylate
12   Bis (tributyltin) fumarate
13   Tributyl tin fluoride
14   Bis (tributyl tin) 2,3-dibromosuccinate
15 56-36-0 Tributyltin acetate
16 3090-36-6 Tributyltin laurate
17 4782-29-0 Bis (Tributyltin) phthalate
18 67772-01-4 Alkyl acrylate methyl methacrylate Tributyltin methacrylate copolymer (Carbon number of Alkyl acrylate = 8)
19 6517-25-5 Tributyltin sulfamate
20   Bis (tributyltin) maleate
21 1461-22-9 Tributyltin chloride
22 85409-17-2 Tributyltin cyclopentanecarboxylate and mixtures of these analogous compounds
23 26239-64-5 Tributyltin 1,2,3,4,4 a,4 b,5,6,10,10a-decahydro-7-isopropyl-1,4a-dimethyl- 1-phenanthrenecarboxylate and mixtures of these analogous compounds
24   Lead (Pb) (1,000 ppm or more)
25   Mercury (Hg) (1,000 ppm or more)
26   Cadmium (Cd) (100 ppm or more)
27   6 value chromium (Cr6+) (1,000 ppm or more)
28   Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB)
(1,000 ppm or more)
29   Poly diphenyl ether bromide (PBDE)
(1,000 ppm or more)
30   Nonyl phenol (including ethoxylated nonylphenols)
31 140-66-9 4-t-octyl phenol (including ethoxylate)
32 335-67-1 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Green Purchasing

The Teijin Group established the Green Purchasing Policies and Green Purchasing Guidelines in March 2001 to promote green purchasing (preferential purchasing) of environmentally friendly products and services. For office supplies, we have promoted the preferential purchasing of products meeting the requirements of the Green Purchasing Standards for Office Supplies, also established by the Teijin Group.

Initiatives for environment-friendly products for office supplies

Following on from FY2018, in FY2019, Teijin broadly extended cost reductions and expansion in green purchasing products to group companies, but the ratio of green purchases decreased compared to the average year.

Green Purchasing Policies
  1. 1.Fully consider the necessity of purchasing before buying a product or service. Curtail the quantity as much as possible when purchasing.
  2. 2.Purchase environmentally friendly products and services based on an assessment of their entire lifecycle, including collection of resources, manufacture, distribution, use, disposal, and recycling.
  3. 3.Give preference to suppliers that are active in environmental conservation.
  4. 4.Pursue environmental information necessary for making decisions on green purchasing from a broad range of sources, and request that manufacturers and distributors provide such information.
Green Purchasing Guidelines
  1. 1.Reducing environmental pollutants
  2. 2.Saving resources
  3. 3.Saving energy
  4. 4.Long durability
  5. 5.Recyclability
  6. 6.Regenerated materials, etc.
  7. 7.Ease of treatment and disposal

Questionnaire on CSR

Request for participation in questionnaire on the status of CSR promotion in your company

In order to fulfill its social responsibilities in procurement activities in Japan and overseas, the Teijin Group has established CSR Procurement Guidelines and promotes procurement activities that emphasize the protection of human rights, consideration for occupational safety and health, and preservation of the environment among others.

In order to promote CSR procurement, it is essential to obtain the cooperation of suppliers involved in procurement activities of the Teijin Group. The Group aims to develop transactions with suppliers who can promote CSR procurement activities together, and we request companies engaged in purchasing and procurement to extend their understanding and cooperation for CSR activities.

Therefore, as part of the CSR activities, we ask suppliers to participate in CSR questionnaires. These questionnaires are implemented via internet questionnaire sites. The content of the responses is managed by The Global Alliance for Sustainable Supply Chain (ASSC) and is used solely for the intended purpose without disclosure to any third party other than the Teijin Group.

The results of the responses are compiled and a feedback report is sent at a later date, so it can be used as reference for future CSR activities.