Supply Chain Management
Anritsu’s procurement operations are global in scope, reaching beyond Japan and across the world. We offer equal opportunities to every company in Japan and overseas through fair assessment practices.
We strive to respond to the expectations and demands of society across the entire supply chain by developing stronger partnerships through the willing involvement of suppliers and partners in various activities, and by ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, business practices and social norms as well as initiatives for preserving the local environment.
Anritsu Basic Rules of Procurement and Requests
The Anritsu Group believes in the importance of moving as one with the entire supply chain, together with our business partners, in conducting procurement. With this conviction, we established our Basic Rules of Procurement in 2005 to forge partnerships anchored in mutual trust and seek the cooperation of suppliers and business partners.
|Basic Rules for Procurement
1. 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 impartiality. Anritsu objectively selects suppliers and partners based on proper standards - focusing on quality, price, delivery schedules and environmental measures.
Anritsu builds mutually beneficial relationships with all suppliers and partners through sound business practices.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Environmental considerations
Furthermore, we will work together with our suppliers and partners regarding non-use of conflict minerals that lead to these human rights issues.
Anritsu stipulates Green Procurement Guideline and promotes green procurement by purchasing parts and materials that have been proven less damaging to the environment.
To promote our Basic Rules of Procurement, the Anritsu Group communicates the following requests directly to all suppliers as it seeks their cooperation in activities undertaken throughout the entire supply chain.
1. Observance of laws and social norms
Observance of relevant laws, prohibition of child labor, forced labor and cheap 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finalized its rules on conflict minerals. The rules make it mandatory for listed U.S. companies to disclose information on the status of their use of conflict minerals, namely gold, tantalite, tin and tungsten which have become a source of funding for warring militant groups, produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighboring regions.
We recognize that conflict minerals constitute a key issue for a company in regard to fulfilling corporate social responsibility, and we will act accordingly. In support of the objectives of the Dodd-Frank Act, intended to cut off funding for militant groups by requiring listed U.S. companies to disclose information, the Group has adopted the policy of refraining from using conflict minerals as raw materials for its products.
The Anritsu Group will collaborate with its business partners to ensure that conflict minerals are not being used by including a declaration on the non-use of conflict materials in its Basic Rules for Procurement and establishing the necessary internal systems with due consideration for future regulatory activity.
Anritsu Company Policy Statement
Anritsu Company Policy Statement as required under civil Code Section 1714.43.
It is Anritsu Company’s policy to fully respect human rights, and to treat all people with fairness, dignity, integrity and respect as stated in our own Code of Conduct and Anritsu’s Basic Policy for Procurement. Anritsu Company is also in agreement with the principals set forth in the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct, and requests all of its business partners to adhere to the guiding principles set forth therein, as well as to adhering to our Basic Rules for Procurement.
In conjunction with State of California Civil Code Section 1714.43 (The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act) we disclose the following:
Verification and Assessment of Risks in our Supply Chain. At this time, Anritsu Company does not believe the risk to its supply chain is substantial. Anritsu Company has a strict initial vendor qualification process. Once qualified, Anritsu monitors and assess risks of our supplier groups on a continual basis. Anritsu Company also has its own personnel imbedded within our contract manufacturers location in China, further mitigating the risk of human rights violations.
Performance of Audits. Anritsu does not currently physically audit our supplier compliance with these standards other than our periodic ongoing qualifications reviews for our largest suppliers. (see Requiring Compliance with Regulations below)
Requiring Compliance With Regulations. Anritsu Company includes contractual requirements to comply with its policies with regard to human rights within all of its purchasing contracts and terms and conditions of sale. Anritsu Company has a zero tolerance policy with regard to violations; any supplier found in violation of these policies is subject to immediate termination. Anritsu Company periodically requires its suppliers to certify in writing their ongoing compliance with these requirements.
Accountability. In accordance with Anritsu’s stated Code of Conduct, employees and our suppliers are required to maintain the highest ethical standards. Failure to comply on the part of employees may lead to discipline, and for suppliers, can lead to loss of qualified status.
Training. Anritsu Company maintains job related training requirements for all employees as part of its overall improvement process. Training is targeted to be job specific. Persons responsible for procurement are provided training on vendor qualification, and how to recognize warning signs of non-compliance and failure to comply with social standards re: human rights.
All of these steps are enacted to help ensure that Anritsu Company conducts business with partners who share its view of corporately social actions throughout the supply chain.