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To ensure procurement activities based on compliance, Astellas has established a basic policy for procurement activities involving suppliers in order to build relationships of mutual trust with suppliers as our business partners. We also undertake measures for CSR procurement (seeking suppliers' cooperation with our CSR activities) globally to build a sound network for business activities.
The Basic Policy for Procurement Activities
To carry out procurement activities in a fair and transparent manner, it is necessary for purchasing staff to comply with the Basic Policy for Procurement Activities Involving Suppliers as a code for self-regulation.
To carry out corporate activities with integrity, it is necessary to promote CSR activities by involving the entire network, including suppliers, as our important business partners, as well as to act on our own. To this end, Astellas has the Astellas Business Partner Code of Conduct which requires socially responsible operation of our business partners. This document is intended to Astellas' business partners as code of conduct, which is determined from the view point of social expectation regarding ethics, labor, health and safety, the environment, and the related management system.
Astellas carries out regular supplier surveys which are based on the Astellas Business Partner Code of Conduct to all business partner of direct materials and major business partners of indirect materials/equipment as well as requests to submit Acknowledgement by Business Partner of Astellas Business Partner Code of Conduct.
In addition, Astellas employees visit the business partners in high-risk countries from the perspective of CSR procurement, and conduct on-site investigation.