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.
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.
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.
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.
Our conventional "Manual for Controlled Chemical Substances of Nippon Chemi-Con Corporation" has been reviewed.
Followings are the major items revised.
With the revision of the guidelines, related forms were also revised.
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
|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
|Environmental Management System Survey Form
|A survey form for self-assessment of environmental management system based on our green procurement guidelines.||Revised on July 1, 2005|
|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
|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
|Results of Investigation of Reportable Substances(SVHC)
|The document describes a detail concerning submission of SVHC containment report.||Revised on
Dec 19, 2012
|SVHC Candidate 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
Apr 18, 2013
Or contact the person in charge of procurement in each production site.