Materiality: Promoting sustainable procurement
We promote sustainable procurement based on the corporate philosophy that Earth Corporation will “Act to live in harmony with the Earth.” We are aware that building partnerships with all of our business partners, and promoting procurement with attention to human rights, safety and health, and the environment while maintaining fair, equitable, and ethical relationships, ties into the creation of our corporate value and contributes to the sustainable development of society as a whole.
We have put forward the corporate philosophy that Earth Corporation will “Act to live in harmony with the Earth,” and we believe that achieving this goal embodies the practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In that context, procurement activities are essential to coexistence with the Earth, so we believe that it is necessary to work with our business partners in targeting CSR procurement with the goal of contributing to the sustainable development of society as a whole.
In 2017, we put forward the Earth CSR Procurement Guidelines, and since then we have been conducting CSR procurement, but in response to recent trends regarding CSR and calls from international society, in August 2020, we amended those guidelines, and we provide information to our business partners on a regular basis.
We promote the procurement of environment-friendly packaging materials to contribute to a sustainable society and the environment.
- Earth Corporation promotes procurement with attention to human rights, safety and health, and the environment while maintaining fair, equitable, and ethical relationships with all of its business partners.
- Earth Corporation builds partnerships based on trust with its business partners, and strives to achieve mutual and continuous growth while coexisting with society.
- Procurement: Legal and regulatory compliance
We will undertake procurement in compliance with domestic and overseas laws, international conventions, and social norms, and on the basis of good corporate ethics.
- Procurement: Product safety and quality
We will purchase only raw materials that meet the required quality standards in order to maintain product safety and quality.
- Procurement: Fair trade
We will offer equitable trading opportunities to all business partners, and will engage in fair procurement.
- Information security
We will implement rigorous management of confidential and personal information relating to procurement activities.
- CSR initiatives
We will work together with our business partners to promote measures aimed at safeguarding human rights (e.g., prohibiting discrimination and eliminating excessive work hours), protecting occupational health and safety, and safeguarding the environment.
- Relationship of trust with business partners
We will build a relationship of trust with our business partners, and will implement sustainable measures aimed at realizing mutual growth.
Earth Corporation implements initiatives aimed at achieving sustainable procurement.
Indexes and targets
[KPIs] Forest certified paper usage rate:
・Usage rate: 10% or more (2023)
・Usage rate: 30% or more (2026)
・Usage rate: 70% or more (2030)