CSR procurement

Approach to CSR Procurement

The CSR theme “CSR Procurement” is based on the policy of “TAMRON engages in sound trade practices, and works with its business partners to promote procurement activities that consider social responsibility including human rights, labor standards and the environment”. Not only we take into consideration the quality of our products, but we are also working on solving social and environmental issues.

Related SDGs

Decent work and economic growth

8.Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Responsible consumption, production

12.Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Management of Chemical Substances with Business Partners

TAMRON is working to create products in accordance with its policy of using no hazardous chemicals as product materials. We also ask our suppliers to manage hazardous chemicals based on the standards of our own environmental quality assurance system through our chemSHERPA* scheme for sharing information about the chemical substances contained in products.
Internally, we carry out analyses using an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer, an inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) analyzer and a gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyzer to provide safe and worry-free products to customers.
We will continue maintaining and improving our system for following countries’ hazardous chemical regulations.

*chemSHERPA is a scheme for sharing information about the chemical substances in products in the supply chain. Its intent is to reduce the burdens on those providing and receiving information.

Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy

A portion of the minerals(tantalite, tin, gold and tungsten) produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries of Africa are being used to fund armed militants.
These minerals are now collectively referred to as conflict minerals and are regulated.

(*1) Every year, TAMRON asked over 200 suppliers to complete surveys relating to conflict minerals. All of the suppliers submit questionnaires.
As a result, Conflict minerals that have become social issues have not been found.

Responsible Minerals Sourcing Policy
TAMRON has adopted a policy of non-use of conflict-affected minerals as raw materials to fulfill its social responsibility in its procurement practices.
TAMRON is working together with business partners to identify the history of minerals used in its products with the aim of avoiding the use of conflict minerals.
TAMRON would like our business partners to understand the international circumstances surrounding the conflict minerals issue and support us in not using conflict minerals.
By cooperating with surveys and audits conducted by TAMRON, we expect our business partners to join TAMRON in carrying out the responsible procurement of necessary minerals.

CSR improvement at TAMRON Group plants

TAMRON utilizes SAQ at its production plants, and continually implements monitoring and improvement activities. In So far, we verified activities at our plants in Foshan (China) and Vietnam.
As a result, we made enhanced fire prevention measures and made improvements to ensure that industrial physicians monitor the state of health of employees working a lot of overtime.

Management system for CSR Procurement

Key CSR Issues 2022 results 2023/Mid-Term-Goals
Promotion of CSR procurement Prepare self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) survey sheets with content that considers environmental and human rights issues Implemented self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) details to reflect changes to external conditions related to the environment and human rights issues