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Regarding the Anritsu Group’s Basic Rules for Procurement

With regard to procurement activities, we at the Anritsu Group believe that it is critically important to act with our suppliers and partners and with their entire supply chain. Therefore, we have established the “Basic Rules for Procurement” and “Requests,” and ask for cooperation in order to build a partnership with our suppliers and partners based on mutual trust.

In addition, we are engaged in CSR procurement efforts through the establishment of the “Anritsu Group CSR Procurement Guidelines,” in order to extend Anritsu in-house CSR efforts to our suppliers and partners, and to build a system to promote CSR throughout the entire supply chain.
Basic Rules for Procurement
  • Selection of suppliers and partners

    Anritsu always keeps the door open to new potential suppliers and partners inside and outside Japan, in a spirit of fairness and harmony. Anritsu objectively selects suppliers and partners based on proper standards - focusing on quality, price, delivery schedules and environmental measures.

  • Partnership

    Anritsu builds mutually beneficial relationships with all suppliers and partners through sound business practices.

  • Compliance and secrecy protection

    Anritsu conducts business in full compliance with relevant laws, and does not disclose information acquired through business with suppliers and partners to any third party without these suppliers’ and partners’ prior consent.

  • Activity based on ethical concepts

    Personnel involved in procurement keep in mind at all times the importance of performing assignments fairly, free of personal interests with suppliers and partners, while maintaining sound relationships with these parties.

  • Considerations of human rights and labor

    Anritsu respects human rights and promotes industrial hygiene, safety and security, and requests that suppliers and partners agree to this policy and promote these activities as part of their supply chain operations. Anritsu may reconsider relationships with suppliers and partners if their business operations are linked with human rights violations, such as the use of child labor, racial and sexual discrimination, etc.
    Furthermore, we will work together with our suppliers and partners regarding non-use of conflict minerals that lead to these human rights issues.

  • Environmental considerations

    Anritsu stipulates Green Procurement Guideline and promotes green procurement by purchasing parts and materials that have been proven less damaging to the environment.

  1. Observance of laws and social norms

    Observance of relevant laws, prohibition of child labor, forced labor and underpaid labor; and prohibition of discrimination and transaction with antisocial forces.

  2. Environmental considerations

    Realization of environmental measures in line with Anritsu’s Green Procurement Guidelines, environmental requirements, etc.

  3. Ensuring good quality, supply at fair prices and maintenance of delivery schedules

  4. Preventing leakage of secret information and respect for intellectual property rights

  5. Prompt response to contingencies and timely, appropriate information disclosure

Anritsu Group Response to the “Conflict Minerals” Issues
In August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule regarding conflict minerals. This rule requires companies listed on the SEC to disclose information about their use of “conflict minerals (four minerals - gold, tantalum, tin, and tungsten - that are a source of funds for armed groups)” produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring areas.

Anritsu Group considers the conflict minerals issues to be critical issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) for the company. The Anritsu Group agrees with the principles of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires disclosure of information by SEC listed companies for the purpose of cutting off sources of funds to armed groups, and makes it a policy not to use conflict minerals as raw materials.

The Group has added content on the non-use of conflict minerals to the “Basic Rules for Procurement”, and will enhance its in-house systems based on legal regulations and other trends, while striving in collaboration with our suppliers and partners toward the non-use of conflict minerals.
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