Requests to our business partners|Procurement|Sustainability|ULVAC, Inc.

Requests to our business partners

The ULVAC Group is committed to complying with the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct in order to build strong relationships with our business partners and ensure that our entire supply chain fulfills its social responsibilities. We request that our business partners also comply with the following rules.

1. Laws, regulations, and social norms

  • 1. Comply with relevant laws, regulations, and social norms in your respective countries or regions.
  • 2. Striving to comply with the RBA Code of Conduct.
  • 3. Do not have any kind of relationship with antisocial forces.
  • 4. 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:
The extraction or sale of minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other neighboring African countries serve as sources of funding for armed groups, or are root causes of serious human rights abuses and poor working conditions. Such minerals are referred to as conflict minerals. The Dodd-Frank Act, enacted in July 2010 in the United States, mandates that publicly traded U.S. companies investigate their involvement with such conflicts and with the use of minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold) extracted from the above countries for their products. Companies must also submit and disclose reports of the findings of these investigations. This law does not apply to the ULVAC Group. In recent years, with the agreement on the content of the EU's Conflict Minerals Rules, the scope of regulations on mineral resources has expanded to include more target minerals and regions. However, we consider it one of our social responsibilities to address problems involving conflict minerals. Accordingly, we will take measures to eliminate: 1) the use of raw materials made from conflict minerals extracted or collected via illicit funds or illegal means, and 2) the use of components and parts containing such minerals. We request that our business partners ensure transparency regarding the procurement sources for their materials and components.

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