We consider suppliers as our business partners vital to Yoki-Monozukuri and select them based on our Policies for Procurement in accordance with these Guidelines for Supplier's Assessment.
To contribute to realizing a sustainable society, Kao respects the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in our procurement activities. Accordingly, we request our suppliers to fulfill social and environmental responsibilities and prioritize suppliers in favor of those who accept their responsibilities.
We also ensure that these guidelines are understood by all our suppliers and gather information as to how the guidelines are applied. If our suppliers are found in contravention of Kao guidelines, we will take appropriate action including auditing of the improvement and discontinuation of the business.
Kao requests its suppliers to make similar efforts in order to pursue Yoki-Monozukuri throughout the entire supply chain.