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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Policy

We believe in the importance of moving as one with the entire supply chain, together with our suppliers, in conducting procurement, and linking this activity to the mutual growth of all parties.

With this conviction, we established our Basic Rules of Procurement in 2005 and have since asked our suppliers to comply with those rules in addition to the Anritsu Group CSR Procurement Guideline and Anritsu Group Global Green Procurement Specification.

Through those rules and guidelines, we construct a supply chain that respects human rights, gives due consideration to labor, health and safety, fair trade and ethics as well as the environment.

Activities/Achievements

  • Anritsu Group CSR Procurement Guideline
  • Supply Chain Due Diligence
  • Modern Slavery Act
  • Conflict Minerals
  • Compliance in Practice
  • Education of Procurement Staff
  • Green Procurement Specification
  • Environmental Partner Certification System
  • Exhibition of Supplier Products and Technologies
  • Suppliers Gatherings
  • Promoting Partner QU Proposal Activities
  • Collaboration Room
  • Supply Chain BCP

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Anritsu Basic Rules for Procurement

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.

In order to build up the structure of CSR procurement in the whole supply chain, Anritsu established “Anritsu CSR Procurement Guideline” and “Anritsu Group Global Green Procurement Specification”.

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.
  2. Partnership
    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.
    Furthermore, we will work together with our suppliers and partners regarding non-use of conflict minerals that lead to these human rights issues.
  6. 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.

Requests to Suppliers

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.

Requests
  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

Structure

We operate procurement hubs in the U.S., China, and Japan. Our current effort to unify our parts evaluation criteria globally will allow the procurement hubs to use suppliers approved by other hubs, prompting better coordination across our worldwide procurement operations. In addition, our Global Preferred Suppliers (GPS) system certifies suppliers for making them available for all Anritsu Group companies.

The system has not only helped us to streamline procurement operations but also to facilitate the sharing of development roadmaps and technical issues with suppliers. The use of this system can further reduce the TTM (time to market) of our products. Ten suppliers have been certified so far through the GPS.

Respecting Human Rights through Global Supply Chains

UK/Australian Modern Slavery Statement (Anritsu Corporation, Anritsu EMEA Limited and Anritsu Proprietary Ltd.)

*Australian Modern Slavery Act Statement was added from 2020.

Modern Slavery Statement (Anritsu Corporation and Anritsu EMEA Limited)

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (Anritsu Company)

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