The Company requires material suppliers and outsourcing contractors to carry out annual self-checks based on the “Lion Group Supplier CSR Guidelines” in order to facilitate responsible procurement activities. Specifically, we have been enhancing the systems designed to prevent risks from occurring in supply chains with regard to five areas: human rights/labor practices; the environment; fair operating practices; consumer issues; and compliance.
Since 2014, we have made it possible to conduct the above-mentioned self-checks online so that our business partners can conduct self-checks more efficiently. In addition, by sending feedback based on the results to our business partners, we have put in place a system to continuously promote sustainable procurement.
When we commence procurement through suppliers, we build a flexible and efficient logistics system by integrating our supply chain management (SCM) functions with those of the business partners.