Basic stance on procurement and purchasing
The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group established the Procurement Policy and Guidelines for Procurement Activities, which we are widely disclosing over the Internet to the rest of the world.
In 2006, in addition to conventional items, we clearly stated our heavy emphasis on items such as legal compliance, environmental preservation, human rights and consciousness about the labor environment, and the sharing of social responsibility awareness with our business partners. In 2010, we also revised our basic policy and guidelines.
In November 2017 in order to reinforce compliance efforts, we revamped procedures for internal audits. These rigorous audits are carried out on new procurement partners and include provisions in consideration of environmental and social criteria, such as anti-bribery measures.