Procurement of materials

Basic Procurement Policy

1.Compliance with laws and regulations

  1. The ULVAC Group conducts its corporate activities lawfully and in accordance with regulations, social norms, and public decency.
  2. We fully comply with the relevant laws and regulations.

2.Maintaining and promoting fair and free competition

  1. We maintain and promote fair, impartial, and free competition among our business partners regardless of the country in which they are located.
  2. We do not take advantage of our business partners by demanding unfair transactions.

3.Healthy and good relationships with business partners and affiliates

ULVAC enforces strict security measures with regard to individuals who share in or gain unfair enrichment in commercial transactions inside or beyond the Group. Our directors and employees carry out appropriate decision making and exercise moderation to avoid damaging the Group's reputation.

4.Advancing global procurement

  1. We optimize our components procurement from worldwide sources, while always keeping pace with our global business operation.
  2. Based on our international perspective, we cooperate with our business partners in different countries to procure superior components, technologies, and services.

5.Advancing green procurement

  1. ULVAC recognizes that protecting the global environment is one of the momentous challenges posed to all humankind. In all its business operations, we contribute the technologies that we have developed or will develop on behalf of environmental conservation for the development of an affluent society on a more livable Earth.
  2. We promote environmentally-conscious procurement by developing green procurement standards.

Requests to our business partners

The ULVAC Group seeks understanding of our Group's basic stance on procurement activities for the fulfillment of our responsibilities from not only by our own Group alone, but also by our entire supply chain. In 2013, as a part of this effort, we posted a message entitled "Requests to our business partners" on our website, which lists specific requests we make to our business partners in areas including the environment, human rights, labor affairs, and compliance.
Requests to our business partners