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Sustainable Procurement

Concept of Sustainable Procurement

Idemitsu aims for the sustainable development of society and the company by conducting fair and equitable procurement based on proper procurement ethics, contributing to the improvement of business competitiveness, and conducting honest management for all stakeholders. To this end, we have established  "Basic Procurement Policy" and internal rules "General rules concerning procurement activities."
We aim to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society throughout the supply chain by establishing a policy for selecting suppliers when purchasing or borrowing the materials, construction, and services necessary for our company's business operations, and by having suppliers understand the policy on our procurement activities.

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About Guidelines

The business environment is diversifying, and in order to achieve sustainable development, it is expected that each company will make active efforts to fulfill its social responsibility not only for one company but also for the entire supply chain. In order to fulfill this responsibility, we have established our own Sustainable Procurement Guidelines based on ISO 26000 (Guidance on social responsibility) issued in November 2010, ISO 20400 (Guide to Sustainable Procurement) issued subsequently, SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, and the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact.


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Conduct Self-Assessment of Sustainable Procurement for Suppliers

In order to promote sustainable procurement throughout the entire supply chain, in 2019 we began an independent survey of the degree to which our major suppliers are adopting sustainable procurement. Specifically, the Corporate Sustainability Department, the Procurement Department, and some other departments collaborated to send a "Sustainable Procurement Self-Evaluation Sheet" consisting of 35 items in 7 fields, including "organizational governance," "human rights," "labor practice," "environment," "fair business practices," "consumer issues," and "social contribution" to approximately 300 major suppliers and asked them to perform self-evaluations. In addition to providing feedback on the results of these assessments, if there are any concerns, we work with suppliers to improve and solve these issues together through dialogue, thereby reducing risk throughout the entire supply chain. This survey will be repeated once every three years to ensure continuous improvement.
Our sustainable procurement initiatives have only just begun, but society, suppliers, and we are working to achieve
a triple win.
出光興産, DFF Inc.