Ricoh Group basic policy in purchasing activities
The Ricoh Group, along with suppliers, to discharge its social responsibility in the supply chain, is conducting purchase activities on the basis of the following policy.
- Coexistence and co-prosperity with suppliers
The Ricoh Group builds long-term relationships with suppliers, and thereby aims at coexistence and co-prosperity to prosper together by mutual cooperation.
- Fairness of transactions
The Ricoh Group evaluates suppliers comprehensively from the standpoint of the commitment and measures to social responsibility, based on the economic rationality, such as quality, price, and delivery, and always promotes impartial and fair transactions, both inside and outside the country.
- Environmental conservation
The Ricoh Group promotes the establishment of an environmental management system and the decrease of environmental impact by buying the merchandise having less environmental impact, and contributes to the conservancy and improvement of the global environment as a global citizen.
- Compliance with the law
The Ricoh Group conducts purchase activities with the full understanding of applicable laws and regulations and of the purpose of the legislation in each country.
- Respect for social ethics
The Ricoh Group conductｓ purchase activities in a manner which does not contradict with social ethics, in the entire activities including suppliers, sub-suppliers etc. whether or not there are applicable laws and regulations in the respective country.
Conflict Minerals Issue
The Ricoh Group views Conflict Minerals Issue* as an important CSR issue, and improves transparency in the supply chain together with its business partners, and ensures responsible mineral sourcing practices.
- *"Conflict Minerals Issue" is the issue that the minerals mining or trading finances armed groups and fosters conflicts, or closely related to human rights abuses, labor issues or environmental destruction, etc. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in July of 2010 requires specified companies to report the use of conflict minerals; tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold and any other minerals determined by the U.S. Department of State, which are originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and/or an adjoining country.