Requests to our business partners

The ULVAC Group requests that our business partners also comply with the following rules in order to build up a stronger partnership and to ensure that our entire supply chain fulfills its social responsibilities.

1.Laws, regulations, and social norms

  1. Comply with relevant laws, regulations, and social norms in your respective countries or regions.
  2. Do not have any kind of relationship with antisocial forces.
  3. Take proper measures with regard to conflict minerals.*

2.Fair transactions and corporate ethics

  1. Do not be involved in corruption, bribery, or any other abuse of an advantageous position to disadvantage others, or to share in or gain unfair enrichment.
  2. Do not infringe on other companies' intellectual property rights.
  3. Proactively share and disclose corporate information.

3.Respect for human rights, occupational safety, and health

  1. Never be complicit to forced labor, child labor, discrimination, or inhumane treatment.
  2. Respect basic human rights and ensure safe and healthy working environments.

4.Safety and quality of products and services

  1. Ensure and enhance the quality and safety of products and services in accordance with basic transaction agreements, individual contracts, and other agreements.
  2. Develop a quality assurance system to maintain and manage quality.

5.Information security

Prevent data breaches affecting the confidential and personal information of customers and third parties.

6.Environmental conservation

  1. Strive to procure components while giving due consideration to the environment, such as the reduction of hazardous substances.
  2. Develop, maintain, and manage an environmental conservation system.

7.Appropriate prices and delivery deadlines

  1. Strive to offer competitive prices.
  2. Strive to reliably deliver products and offer quick services.

8.Enhancement of technological capabilities

Strive to enhance your technological capabilities and pursue technological innovation.

9.Sound and stable corporate management

Do business in a sound and stable manner to ensure uninterrupted transactions.

Conflict minerals:
Unlike other minerals, the extraction or sales of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other neighboring African countries serve as sources of funding for armed groups, or are the root cause of human rights abuses, labor issues, and the like. Since the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act in July 2010 in the United States, publicly traded American companies have been required to submit and disclose reports regarding any use of such minerals for their products. The ULVAC Group considers it one of our social responsibilities to address problems involving conflict minerals. Accordingly, we will take measures to eliminate the use of raw materials made from conflict minerals extracted or collected via illicit funds or by illegal means, as well as the use of components and parts containing such minerals. Our business partners are requested to ensure transparency of the procurement source for their materials and components.