The following explains Kubota's basic approach to materials procurement in its business activities.
Promoting CSR Procurement Based on Established Guidelines
Customers are becoming increasingly aware of what goes on in the entire supply chain that creates products and services.
For this reason, Kubota has established the Kubota Group CSR Procurement Guidelines, based on the belief that it is necessary to have a common understanding of CSR with its major business partners in order to engage in collaborated efforts. By requesting business partners to submit a consent form indicating their intention to observe the terms of these guidelines, Kubota is encouraging its business partners' initiatives that target safe work practices, respect for human rights, and other important factors.
Click here for the Kubota Group CSR Procurement Guidelines.
Information Security Measures Kubota Requests its Business Partners to Implement
In promoting CSR management, Kubota requests its business partners that share confidential information with Kubota Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereunder, “the Group”) to implement certain information security measures. Thus the Company hereby presents the matters related to its information security measures.
Through proper management of confidential information, we will realize stable business continuity, thereby aiming for the ongoing synergistic development of the Company, business partners, and society. We would like to ask for your further understanding and cooperation.
Handling of Conflict Minerals
In FY2017, Kubota requested that its business partners formulate their policy on conflict minerals.
Kubota also conducted the FY2017 survey, which achieved a 100% response rate.
Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries
Promoting Optimal Regional Procurement and Supplier Quality/Productivity
Procurement at overseas production bases has risen sharply in parallel with the rapid globalization of business.
The Kubota Group promotes optimal procurement in every region through the establishment of a global supply system. Moreover, the Group unites with major global suppliers to promote systematic improvement activities for the purpose of strengthening competitiveness by improving quality and productivity.
In FY2017, as a continuation of the previous year, Kubota held the 4th Supplier Skills Competition to improve the skill level of its suppliers. Moreover, the 3rd Supplier Improvement World Cup was also held in order to vitalize improvement activities. In this World Cup, suppliers selected from various regions around the world present their company's successful improvement cases as they compete for the status of World Champion.
Throughout the entire supply chain, Kubota will continue its efforts to make the Kubota brand trusted and appreciated by its customers around the world.
Kubota Supplier Skills Competition
Kubota Supplier Improvement World Cup