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Ethical Procurement

NEC group is committed to procuring all goods and services with competitive quality, price, and delivery conditions from the global supply market under fair business terms while observing all laws and regulations.  Such procurement activities are based on both The Charter of Corporate Behavior and The Code of Conduct of NEC Group.

Furthermore, NEC is a participant in The Global Compact, which has been initiated by the United Nations, and promotes CSR-driven management based on the ISO26000 standard. NEC group will promote improvements of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and other social responsibility through the procurement activities, with the cooperation of its supply-chain partners, for pursuit of sustainable and ethical procurement.

NEC Group Procurement Policy

NEC group is committed to contribute to both a rise of the corporate value of NEC group and a mutual growth with supply-chain partners, through the procurement activity.

  • Providing Fair Competition
    NEC will make information on procurement available in a timely and appropriate manner so as to ensure fair business competition to all domestic and overseas supply-chain partners who wish to take part in business deals.

  • Evaluating and Selecting Supply-Chain Partners in a Fair Manner
    NEC will make information on procurement available in a timely and appropriate manner so as to ensure fair business competition to all domestic and overseas supply-chain partners who wish to take part in business deals.

  • Cultivating Mutual Growth
    NEC will regard communication with supply-chain partners as important and endeavor to have a business relationship based on trust so as to cultivate lasting mutual growth.

  • Protecting Confidential Information
    NEC is fully aware of the value of the information obtained from supply-chain partners through its business deals and will carefully protect it.

Request to Supply-Chain Partners

The objective of NEC group's CSR activities is to undertake our business activities while fulfilling our responsibilities, so as to contribute to the sustainable development of society. Therefore NEC group believes deeply in the importance of cooperation and collaboration with supply-chain partners. 

All supply-chain partners are requested to carry out the following activities positively, and also to encourage and supervise the upstream companies to promote the following activities.

  • General CSR Requirements
    Promote positive CSR activities Contribute to the society and community
  • Product Quality and Safety
    Ensure product safety
    Establish and apply a quality management system
  • Environment
    Control hazardous chemicals in products
    Control hazardous chemicals in manufacturing
    Establish and apply an environmental management system Minimize environmental pollution (water, soil, air)
    Obtain environmental permits
    Promote resources and energy saving by reusing, reducing and recycling Promote green-house gas reduction
    Promote waste reduction Disclose environmental preservation activities
  • Information Security
    Secure computer networks against threats
    Prevent leakage of personal information
    Prevent leakage of confidential information of the customer and any third-party
  • Occupational Health and Safety
    Apply safety measures in the use of equipment and instruments
    Promote safe activities in the work place
    Promote hygiene in the work place
    Apply appropriate measures for occupational injuries and illnesses
    Properly manage disasters and accidents
    Be careful about physically-demanding work
    Promote safety and hygiene in all company facilities
    Promote health maintenance programs for employees
  • Fair Trading
    Prohibit corruption and bribery
    Prohibit abuse of a superior position
    Prohibit the offering and receiving of inappropriate profit and advantage
    Prohibit impediment to free competition
    Provide accurate information of products and services
    Respect intellectual property
    Use appropriate export procedures
    Disclose appropriate company information
    Detect injustice promptly
  • Human Rights
    Prohibit forced labour
    Prohibit inhumane treatment and infringements of human rights
    Prohibit child labour
    Prohibit discrimination
    Pay appropriate wages Control working hours
    Respect the right of freedom of association
  • Supplier Code of Conduct

    We recognize that our suppliers are independent entities / business partners, however, the actions of our business partners can be attributed to NEC, affecting our reputation and the level of trust we have earned from our customers and other stakeholders. We require that all our suppliers and their facilities meet the standards and promote the principles outlined in the PDFSupplier Code of Conduct

  • Health & Safety Manual for Contractors

    Suppliers performing site installation and / or maintenance works are required to comply with NEC’s PDFHealth & Safety Manual for Contractors, in addition to all applicable Health & Safety laws and all regulations of the country in which they operate.