Based on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct, Murata decides on suppliers after presenting them with a list of environmentally-friendly items for implementation*1.
In addition, we ask that our suppliers sign and comply with a letter of consent regarding our CSR procurement policies and code of conduct*2.
We also work to survey and identify the status of compliance with CSR principles, including those related to environmental issues, at our existing suppliers. In our previous survey, we surveyed approximately five hundred companies, and verified that there was no need for auditing or concrete action.
Going forward, we will continue these surveys regularly, and we will conduct audits and apply other measures to any suppliers that survey results show are in need of improvement.
∗1 Environmentally-friendly Items for Implementation by Murata’s Business Partners (Excerpt)
Social responsibility in relation to the environment based on local laws
Reduction of emissions and runoff: Efforts including monitoring, control, and treatment of air and water pollution
Efforts to conserve resources and energy through the establishment of voluntary targets and the realization of efficient use
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Minimization of consumption of water
Establishment, operation, and maintenance of an environmental management system
Management, reduction, and recycling of waste
Reduction of resource use, recycling, the setting of voluntary targets for conservation of resources
Business activities that consider biodiversity
∗2 Letter of Consent regarding Murata’s CSR Procurement Policies and Code of Conduct
Signed when suppliers open an account to do business with us, this letter signifies their consent in conducting activities based on the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct.
Murata also participates in the following membership-based organization in order to cooperate more closely with our industry.