CKD has voluntarily been part of environmental conservation activities for many years. However, the current environmental issues imposed on the planet cannot be solved by the activities of one company. Therefore, based our CKD’s environmental policy, we of the purchasing division have incorporated the “environment” as a new key word that we apply to operations along with the conventional key words of “Quality, Price and Delivery Time.”, At CKD, we conduct eco-friendly activities from the procurement stage via green procurement.
We think it is crucial to cooperate with our business partners and work on comprehensive activities together for environmental conservation efforts to be more efficient. We have defined our fundamental concepts of green procurement as written below. In line with corporate standards, we first procure from business partners who have the higher rate of green procurement. We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation of these activities of CKD.
Our Fundamental Concepts of Green Procurement
1.Regulatory Compliance and Chemical Substance Management
Do not use substances banned by regulations and make sure that such substances are not included in materials, parts and products. Also, we may specify the kinds of substances we would voluntarily control. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in providing us with the content information of target substances, reducing the amount of target substances, and banning the use of and replacing target substances.
● Management for RoHS controlled substances (Verification of “non-inclusion” and certification for specific processes by suppliers)
● Management for environmentally influential chemical substances defined by CKD
2.Promotion of Environmental Conservation Activities
One of the following two is required: to acquire ISO14001 certification or to develop an environmental management system that is pursuant to the standard. We first procure from business partners who actively promote environmental conservation.
3.Resource-saving and Recycling
For supplied parts, products, and packaging, please use materials that are easily recyclable. Also, please make reusable structures and considerably minimize the weight and size of parts.
4.Waste Management and Reduction
Please take appropriate steps to process the waste discarded from production lines, and contribute to the reuse and reduction of waste as much as possible. In addition, please contribute to the improvement of yield rate. We will provide all possible assistance on using reusable materials as raw materials.
5.Providing Environmental Information
Please provide us with environmental information regarding products and production activities such as content information on chemical substances. We appreciate your constructive cooperation. In line with corporate standards, we first procure from business partners who have the higher rate of green procurement.
● Questionnaire about green procurement
● Content check and non-inclusion certification of RoHS controlled substances
● Content check and non-inclusion certification of environmentally influential chemical substances defined by CKD
6.Occupational Health and Safety
Please minimize the potential risk of industrial accidents and proactively create a comfortable working environment.