Procurement by Chubu Electric Power Grid

Supplier Code of Conduct

Chubu Electric Power Group believes that every supplier is an important partner with whom we seek mutual growth. We seek to form relationships built on trust and create stronger partnerships with our suppliers so that the entire supply chain can jointly fulfill its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and contribute to the sustainable development of society. To meet this goal, we ask that each supplier first understand our basic policy on procurement and then put the following six points into practice. We would also like to ask each supplier to request any interested parties for cooperation in the same way.

1 Compliance with Laws, Rules, and Corporate Ethics

  • Comply with all domestic and international laws*1, rules, and corporate ethics
  • Respect rights, including human rights, of all stakeholders involved in business activities
    • Prohibit discrimination in any form on the basis of race, nationality, origin, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, social status, lineage, or disability
    • Prohibit harassment of any form, including but not limited to workplace harassment, sexual harassment, and pregnancy discrimination
    • Respect the freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining
    • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion*2
    • Prohibit all forms of human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor
    • Comply with statutory minimum wages and support living wages
    • Manage working hours and reduce excessive working hours
  • Strictly manage personal and confidential information
  • Prohibit insider trading, etc.
  • Strictly protect and effectively use intellectual properties, and respect the intellectual property rights of others
  • Prohibit all forms of corruption including bribery
  • Comply with the Antimonopoly Act and related laws and regulations, and practice fair trade

2 Ensuring Safety

  • Build an internal control system concerning safety and provide appropriate training to personnel
  • Practice thorough safety management when working onsite, prevent work-related accidents and injuries, ensure public health and safety, ensure hygiene, and promote health

3 Reduction of Environmental Load

  • Comply with environmental laws and regulations and prevent pollution
  • Build an internal management system concerning the environment and provide appropriate training to personnel
  • Conserve biodiversity
  • Sustainably manage and efficiently use water resources
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption
  • Reduce resource consumption, strictly manage waste and promote the reuse and recycling of resources
  • Strictly manage and reduce emissions of chemical substances
  • Promote green procurement and make proposals for improving the environmental performance of materials, equipment, and construction methods (energy conservation, recycling, etc.)

4 Promotion of Cost Reductions

  • Make efforts of cost reductions ensuring quality, performance, safety, etc.
  • Provide materials, equipment, and construction services at competitive prices
  • Propose ways to reduce costs of materials, equipment, construction methods, etc.

5 Improvement in Quality and Service

  • Maintain and improve quality, performance, safety, and technology
  • Rigorously observe delivery and construction deadlines
  • Respond promptly in the event of emergencies or disasters
  • Improve after-sales service
  • Thoroughly implement risk management
    • Understand and evaluate risks
    • Take appropriate measures, and quick and appropriate responses when a serious risk is identified
  • Develop new technology and services that can create new values

6 Work in Partnership

  • Practice fair and sincere trade with Chubu Electric Power Group
  • Share comments, suggestions, etc., concerning our procurement practices

*1 "Laws" include laws and social norms related to work, human rights, etc., that should be complied with to fulfill social responsibilities, such as the Civil Code, the Commercial Code, the Companies Act, the Antimonopoly Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, the Intellectual Property Basic Act, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, the Construction Industry Law, the Subcontract Act, the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law, the Construction Material Recycling Law, eliminating illegal employment and unpaid wages, eliminating unjustifiable discrimination related to employment, and suppressing long work hours.

*2 Chubu Electric Power regards “diversity, equity, and inclusion” as a concept in which the company enables each individual of the diversified human resources to respect and trust each other and provides them with their suitable fair opportunities to maximize their potential.
Those initiatives include the promotion of women’s active engagement, childcare leave for men, employment of people with disabilities, and use of mid-career hires.

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