With Our Business Partners

The Nippon Kayaku Group engages in proactive communication with all of its business partners.

Supply Chain Management

The Nippon Kayaku Group has formulated its Basic Procurement Principles and Basic Procurement Policy so that its purchasing activities will be consistent with CSR management. We practice CSR with all of our suppliers.

Initiatives for CSR Procurement

The Nippon Kayaku Group is working with every member of its supply chain to bring about a sustainable society, so its procurement activities consider such aspects of CSR as respect for human rights, protection of the environment, occupational health and safety, compliance with laws and regulations, and fair business dealings. We formulated our Basic Procurement Principles and Basic Procurement Policy in order to engage in procurement activities that are appropriate for CSR management. Our procurement activities therefore follow these guidelines.

Basic Procurement Principles

In order to realize the KAYAKU spirit, Nippon Kayaku Group will pursue mutual and sustainable growth with suppliers based on the understanding they are important business partners who help us produce products of the best quality.
Based on our basic procurement policy, we Nippon Kayaku and our affiliates conduct our transactions with fair, just and sincere attitude following with the laws and the social norms all the time.

Basic Procurement Principles

Initiatives for CSR Procurement

The Nippon Kayaku Group is working to obtain the support of all our suppliers in its goal of bringing about a sustainable society by publishing its guidelines in the CSR Procurement Guidebook, which includes the Nippon Kayaku Group Charter of Conduct, Basic Procurement Principles, and Basic Procurement Policy.
We are advocating CSR procurement practices in which we and all of the business partners in our supply chain--from R&D, to procurement of raw materials, to manufacturing, sales, and distribution--take respect for human rights into consideration, as well as environmental protection, occupational health and safety, legal compliance, and fair business dealings.
Our efforts to obtain our suppliers' understanding of our CSR Procurement Policy include briefings, ordinary communications, and business meetings.
We will continue to exercise our social responsibilities vis-à-vis the entire supply chain and will strive to strengthen our ties with all of our business partners so that we will gain their respect and admiration as we realize a sustainable society.

CSR Procurement Guidebook

Environmental and Social Assessment of Our Business Partners

Following on from fiscal 2019, in fiscal 2020 we conducted a CSR survey of our business partners with a trading volume over a certain amount (about 850 companies). The questionnaire verified what our business partners are doing with respect to environmental protection, and we found that none of those who responded 281 companies) were negatively impacting the environment. We also determined that among their social initiatives, there were no instance of harassment, discrimination, forced labor, inappropriate work hours or wages, or other antisocial behavior. We plan to continue these initiatives going forward as part of our risk management.

Initiatives Toward a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Nippon Kayaku always tries to obtain up-to-date information on disasters and accidents in its supply chain. When we receive such information, we share it by immediately entering it into our in-house data base. We also promptly compile a list of the raw materials produced by the affected countries of origin and manufacturers and check the impact on our procurement and inventories, the status of restarting plant operations, and the impact on production. Although we have diversified our procurement sources for many items in line with our BCP program, we are working to strengthen these efforts so that we will be able to deal with any situation.

Safety Systems Group Annual Purchasing Conference

The Safety Systems Group organizes annual purchasing conference for its key suppliers. At these meetings, we provide information on our earnings forecast for the current fiscal year; business plan for subsequent fiscal years; status of the production system; development plan; medium- to long term business vision; as well as Basic Procurement Policies with the interest of helping our partners formulate their business plans.

Also, we presented one partner company which responded to our quality, costs, and delivery requirements in a model manner with Outstanding Partner Company Award.

  • Purchasing Conference

    The Purchasing Conference in fiscal 2019

Functional Chemical GroupFirst Online Exhibition

The Functional Chemicals Group exhibited its products at the “Chemical Material Japan 2020 - ONLINE” event held from October 19 to November 18, 2020. This event is the only general exhibition in Japan for the chemical industry, being held every year at the Pacifico Yokohama venue.

Products showcased at the exhibition, held online in fiscal 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, included epoxy, maleimide, and acrylate resins, photobase generators, MEMS products, resin compounds, and wet chemical products by the Functional Materials Division, as well as transparent heat insulating films and hollow titanium oxide developed by the New Business Development Center.

As a result, nearly 2,000 people visited our booth with more than half downloading our materials.
We received many inquiries regarding the products exhibited, making the event a good opportunity for a large number of customers to find out more about our Company and our products.
The Functional Materials Division and the Planning & Coordination Division of the Functional Chemicals Group have begun digital transformations so that more customers can use our products.

As a result, it has been possible to narrow down potential customers even from the many people who visited our booth at the exhibition, allowing for more efficient sales activities.

  • Functional Chemical Group – First Online Exhibition
  • Functional Chemical Group – First Online Exhibition

Responding to Emergencies

Reporting Drills

Our Agrochemicals Business handles such substances as Kayaku Chloropicrin, Dojo Picrin, and Chlopic Flow, which have chloropicrin as their active ingredient and are used in fumigating soil to protect crops from diseases and insect pests when growing vegetables.

In November 2020, we conducted a Chloropicrin Distribution Accident Emergency Response Dispatch Reporting Drill enacting a scenario where a truck loaded with Dojo Picrin had overturn on the highway spilling its contents. Participants swiftly contacted the companies and business sites with which we have agreements, investigated the site of the accident, sent faxes, and arranged for emergency vehicles, and an emergency dispatch team loaded equipment onto the emergency vehicles.

The Nippon Kayaku Group's BCP Initiatives

  • Scenes from a reporting drill
  • Scenes from a reporting drillScenes from a reporting drill
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