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Outline of the Green Procurement

Nippon Chemi-Con's green procurement system consists of two pillars, the affirmation of "the environmental management measures" of our suppliers, and "chemical substances control".

As for "the environmental management measures", our suppliers assess themselves using self evaluation sheet and answering the questions on their environmental management systems and activities. Based on the results of their assessment, we grasp the status of our suppliers' environmental conservation activities. Depending on the result, we may call for improvement in their management systems, or conduct an audit.

As for "chemical substances control", we verify that raw materials and components supplied to Nippon Chemi-Con are in accordance with our list of controlled chemical substances and are controlled in line with regulations.
Controlled chemical substances consist of substances prohibited to be contained and reportable substances if contained. The main objectives of "chemical substances control" is to have our suppliers prove that raw materials and components supplied to us do not contain any banned substances, or to have them report substances contained. We also ask our suppliers to submit support documents such as analysis data or element data.

Revision of Green Procurement Guidelines

In June 2003, Nippon Chemi-Con announced "Manual for Controlled Chemical Substances of Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation" which specified chemical substances controlled at the time of procurement and management of controlled chemical substances, and since then, we have handled chemical substances based on this manual.
However, with changes in domestic and international regulations and in requirements of our customers, we began reviewing the procurement standards, and finally revised the standards in October 2009.

Information on Green Procurement

October 1, 2009 Revision of our green procurement guidelines

We have reviewed our list of controlled chemical substances in response to changes in laws and customers' requirements.
We have also revised related document formats.

August 3, 2005 Briefing session on green procurement was held for our suppliers

With the revision of the guidelines for the green procurement, we held briefing session on Nippon Chemi-Con's green procurement system for our suppliers on Tuesday, August 3, from 1:30 p.m. at Hotel Floracion Aoyama (in Minato-ku, Tokyo).
We had over 200 people for the session. We appreciate their participation.
We will hold regional briefing sessions as needed.

July 1, 2005 Revision of our green procurement guidelines

Our conventional "Manual for Controlled Chemical Substances of Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation" has been reviewed.
Followings are the major items revised.

  • In order to promote comprehensive green procurement, "assessment system for suppliers' environmental management system" was added to the guidelines.
  • We have reviewed our list of controlled chemical substances in response to the RoHS directive and changes in our customers' requirements. As a result, number of banned substances was increased from 19 to 20, and reportable substances was increased from 71 to 75.
  • "Manual for Controlled Chemical Substances of Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation" was renamed to "Guidelines for The Green Procurement of Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation (First Edition)".

With the revision of the guidelines, related forms were also revised.

Green procurement guidelines and related documents

The contents of our green procurement guidelines and related documents can be downloaded from the following

File Name Details Established / Revised Date Download
Guidelines for The Green Procurement of Nippon Chemi-Con Group
--Second Edition--
(CEM-3551-09A/E)
Detailed description of our green procurement guidelines. The list of controlled chemical substances (banned substances and reportable substances) is attached as Annex. Revised on
Oct 1, 2009
pdf
SVHC Candidate List
SVHC List
SVHC Candidate substances and SVHC substances (substances published on the Annex X IV of the REACH Regulation) announced by ECHA (European Chemical Agency). Revised on
Jan 15, 2018
excel
Certificate of Non-containment of Banned Chemical Substance in Products
(CEM-3551-09A Annex A)
Certification form to prove that products supplied to Nippon Chemi-Con do not contain banned chemical substances defined by Nippon Chemi-Con. Revised on
Oct 1, 2009
word
Results of Investigation of Reportable Substance
(CEM-3551-09A Annex B)
Report form to notify Nippon Chemi-Con of the details of reportable substances contained in products supplied. Revised on
Oct 1, 2009
excel
Results of Investigation of Reportable Substances(SVHC)
(CEM-3551-09A AnnexC)
The document describes a detail concerning submission of SVHC containment report. Revised on
Jan 15, 2018
excel
Certificate of Halogen Free Certification form to prove that products meet Halogen Free requirements of Nippon Chemi-Con. Released on
Apr 25, 2014
word
File Name Details Established / Revised Date Download
Environmental Management System Survey Form
(CEM-3555-05A/E)
A survey form for self-assessment of environmental management system based on our green procurement guidelines. Revised on
July 1, 2005
word

For inquiries on procedures and supplied goods

Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation  Material Procurement Department

TEL: +81-3-5436-7630
FAX: +81-3-5436-7719
Or contact the person in charge of procurement in each production site.

For technical inquiries on chemical substances and the list of controlled chemical substances

Nippon Chemi-Con  Environment Department

TEL: +81-3-5436-7633
FAX: +81-3-5436-7596