“We actively share information about environmental conservation both internally and externally” and
We promote effective measures for environmental management systematically and on a continuous basis”.
We also have established a code for suppliers, under the basic procurement policy.
In accordance with these policies, our products are made with parts and materials provided by many suppliers. In view of that, our efforts alone do not suffice towards reducing environmental load, such as the impact of environmentally hazardous substances on people and the environment, and the impact of greenhouse gases (GHG) across all stages of production. It is absolutely essential that our suppliers from whom we purchase items, parts and materials also cooperate in our environmental efforts.
Based on this belief and foundation, this Guideline summaries our green procurement standards for our suppliers and our request for the suppliers’ cooperation to further enhance our environmental performance.
This is the eighth edition of our “Green Procurement Guidelines”.
We ask for your continued cooperation in connection with this important subject.
YANMAR GLOBAL EXPERT CO., LTD.
PLM Process Innovation Division
Innovation & Technology Division
YANMAR HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
These guidelines outline the principles by which Yanmar Group promotes global environmental protection relating to general procurement activities under the spirit of our Yanmar global environmental charter and our basic procurement policy.
In addition to selecting suppliers based on quality, price and delivery dates, Yanmar shall include a preference for suppliers that establish an environmental management system and voluntarily introduce environmental protection activities.
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
The supplier should conduct environmental protection activities under an EMS accredited to ISO 14001 or similar.
The supplier should have a corporate philosophy and policy on environmental protection activities, which must be known by all departments and employees, and disclosed to the general public.
The supplier should have an organization for promoting environmental protection activities and have environmental management plans.
The supplier should establish and continually improve an evaluation and management system for assessing the environmental aspects of its item, and its compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.
Requests for appropriate management of environmentally hazardous substances upstream in the supply chain.
Acceptance of audit inspections relating to environmentally hazardous substances.
Prompt contact to Yanmar when the use of prohibited substances is discovered or when the content of the report is changed. Also, prompt contact to Yanmar in advance when manufacturing conditions change.
Identification of chemical substances that affect or may affect human health and ecosystems, and manage and handle them in a safe manner. (Yanmar may request the submission of safety data sheets, etc.)
Efforts to reduce the use and emission of environmentally hazardous substances.
(2) Criteria for Selecting Items and Services
In addition to selecting items and services based on the required quality, functionality, economic feasibility and logistics, Yanmar will buy items and services provided by suppliers which satisfy the below requirements for reducing environmental load on a priority basis:
Items and services must comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning recyclable resources, energy, etc.
There shall be low load on the environmental (air pollution, water pollution, etc.) throughout the life cycle of the products.
Unwanted or unused items must be recycled, energy must be renewable, and the products must be as small as possible in order to reduce the consumption of resources, including energy, and to minimize the emission of GHG throughout the life cycle.
Items and services should be designed for recycling.
1.3 Restrictions of Use for Environmentally Hazardous Substances
The latest version of “Restrictions of Use for Environmentally Hazardous Substances (YIS V-0001E)” shall be complied with. Use of the below substances shall be prohibited or managed so as to understand the quantity of any such included substances.
(2) Prohibited substances subject to separate actions
These are substances which are mandatorily prohibited from being used/contained at a percentage content above the threshold value as set forth in the laws/regulations of each country/region.
General procurement activities in Yanmar Group are covered.