Mazda carries out a wide variety of activities in order to achieve mutual growth and prosperity with suppliers and dealerships, both in Japan and overseas. In line with its basic purchasing policy, Mazda is taking its efforts to build open business relationships and ensure fair and even-handed dealings with its suppliers both in Japan and overseas. In line with its basic purchasing policy, Mazda is making efforts to build open business relationships and ensure fair and even-handed dealings with its suppliers both in Japan and overseas, while extending opportunities to businesses throughout the world, regardless of nationality, scale or history of transactions with the Company. Upon receiving a request to start business with Mazda, Mazda assesses the company in question in a fair and even-handed manner according to its in-house criteria for evaluation of suppliers, and determines the feasibility of a business partnership.
In addition, Mazda bases its assessments of business dealings with its suppliers on a comprehensive evaluation that covers not only quality, technical strengths, pricing, delivery time and management approach, but also the corporate compliance structure and CSR initiatives, including environmental protection activities. Mazda has conducted questionnaire surveys of its suppliers on an as-needed basis, aiming to understand and evaluate the status of their CSR implementation in more detail. Also, concerted efforts are under way between Mazda and its suppliers to establish risk management systems that ensure business continuity and stable evelopment, so as to avoid suspension of business that would extensively impact society.
Mazda Supplier CSR Guidelines
The Company stipulated the Mazda Supplier CSR Guidelines, based on Mazda’s basic approach on CSR initiatives and with reference to the CSR Guidelines of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. The Guidelines outline CSR areas and items that are closely related to the purchasing area. In the Guidelines, CSR activities are categorized into six areas: Customer Satisfaction (Safety/Quality), Environment, Social Contribution, Respect for People (Human Rights/Work), Compliance, and Information Disclosure.
The Guidelines request that all Mazda suppliers comply with the guidelines in these areas. The Mazda Green Purchasing Guidelines are separately created to indicate the Company’s approach on the environmental protection area in more detail, and Mazda requests that suppliers observe these guidelines. The Company also conducts periodic surveys of suppliers to confirm their compliance status.