On the basis of the group procurement policy, Fujifilm continuously communicate with suppliers to help their better understanding of the basic concept of CSR procurement. Moreover, we are enhancing partnerships with our suppliers to promote CSR activities, while performing a self-check and audit.
Fujifilm began pursuing environmentally friendly “green” procurement (green procured products and green suppliers) in 2000. Since then, we have further promoted our green procurement and complied with laws and regulations of supply chain management of chemicals using the expertise we have gained as a chemical manufacturer. Moreover, we are expanding our activities of CSR procurement to achieve sustainable procurement adding the viewpoint of CSR such as fair trading, ethical business, information security, respecting human rights, occupational health and safety, and social contribution into the self-check contents for suppliers.
We will further enhance the quality of our business operations and strengthen our partnership with suppliers to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the adjoining countries (Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia), illegal armed forces commit inhumane crimes and cause violations of human rights or environmental destruction in their pursuit of monetary gain through the mining of specific minerals (conflict minerals).
Minerals mined in the regions include gold (Au), tantalum (Ta), tungsten (W) and tin (Sn) which are indispensable to electric and electronic industries. The so called “Conflict minerals” are concerned to finance or benefit illegal armed groups in the DRC or adjoining country directly or indirectly.
FUJIFILM have no intention to use the conflict minerals, which are mined or refined by illegal practices and we have no intention to take part in directly or indirectly financing or benefiting illegal groups.