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Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management


In our procurement activities, we believe it is important to position our suppliers as partners in solving social issues set forth in our Sustainability Policy and to link this activity to mutual growth.

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 Guidelines 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.


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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.
  6. Responsible sourcing of minerals
    We exercise due diligence on materials of mineral origin that the Anritsu Group identifies as high risk based on the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas set forth by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). If, as a result of the due diligence, we identify a high-risk material, we take corrective action. We will also disclose information on these activities to our clients and stakeholders.
  7. 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.

  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’s Global Procurement Operation Division not only conducts procurement operations but also develops and implements the Group’s strategies for procurement, production outsourcing, and logistics under the leadership of the executive officer in charge of SCM. Anritsu maintains its flexible procurement system by collectively managing procurement and logistics activities conducted by its Group’s and other worksites around the world and also by concentrating or decentralizing those activities in an optimal manner.

All of the Group’s procurement hubs in the U.S., China, and Japan are committed to local procurement and share the Group’s parts evaluation criteria, allowing the use of suppliers approved by other hubs.

Modern Slavery Statements

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

*With the enactment of the Australian Modern Slavery Act, we have adopted a uniform statement format that satisfies the laws and regulations of both the UK and Australia from 2020.

Modern Slavery Statement (ANRITSU CORPORATION and Anritsu EMEA Limited)

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (Anritsu Company)


  • Anritsu CSR Procurement Guideline
  • Anritsu CSR Procurement Guideline (Chinese)
  • Anritsu Group Global Green Procurement Specification (PDF:573KB)
  • Anritsu Environmental Policy (PDF:98KB)