Relationship with Suppliers
As part of its manufacturing activities, AISIN Group procures a wide variety of parts and materials from numerous suppliers around the world. The basic philosophy behind our procurement activities aims to establish trusting relationships with our suppliers to grow and prosper together as good business partners. We also act in accordance with our Global Procurement Policy to ensure stable and responsible procurement and to enhance competitiveness.
Strengthening Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives
CSR is the most important element that guides corporate as well as procurement activities.
With our suppliers, we promote ethical procurement activities based on the spirit of openness and fairness. Within our supplier relationship, we place great emphasis on CSR-related clauses regarding compliance with antitrust laws and initiatives to prohibit bribery.
We also make joint efforts to augment initiatives concerning safety, the environment and quality with primary suppliers and within our entire supply chain.
Establishing a supply chain that is resilient to risks
In an effort to ensure swift response to an emergency, Aisin has been working to “visualize” its supply chain. More specifically, Aisin has created and operates a risk management system that connects data relating to components and materials purchased from suppliers with geographical and disaster information. This system is being deployed to global regions. Our goal is to quickly identify components produced by our supply chain and accelerate our recovery efforts, including preparing production alternatives.
Encouraging suppliers to formulate Business Continuity Plans (BCP)
Placing top priority on protecting the lives of suppliers’ employees and from a standpoint of preparing ourselves for disasters in ordinary times, Aisin promotes the implementation of disaster-related measures at suppliers and BCP development.
In the future, we will shift our focus to disaster mitigation and work with suppliers to facilitate related efforts. These efforts will include conducting on-site checks and inspections on the progress in their disaster mitigation activities and hosting training sessions and workshops for refining BCPs.