Supplier Guideline/Epson Supplier Code of Conduct
Epson believes that to achieve the goals stated in its Management Philosophy, its suppliers must understand the Management Philosophy and comply with the Epson Supplier Code of Conduct.
The Epson Group Supplier Guidelines (now called the Supplier Guidelines) were created in 2005 to inform suppliers about Epson's procurement policies and requirements. In 2008, the Epson Supplier Code of Conduct was added as an appendix to the Epson Group Supplier Guidelines. Epson's Code of Conduct was based on the code of conduct created by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), now called the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).
The Epson Group Supplier Guidelines reflect international requirements. They are intended to help ensure that our suppliers work with us as partners to meet quality, cost, and delivery (QCD) obligations and maintain compliance with requirements in areas such as human rights, labor, health and safety, environment, ethics, and trade control and security, as well as information security. The content is periodically revised to maintain consistency with the latest RBA Code of Conduct.
Over the 17-year history of the Guidelines, we have asked all suppliers to comply with the requirements and have asked our major direct suppliers of production materials to sign a formal agreement.
As a member of the RBA, Epson is working to improve CSR across the supply chain.
Epson Group Supplier Guideline (ver. 7.01, latest)
- English ver. 7.01 (374KB)
- Japanese ver. 7.01 (990KB)
- Chinese ver. 7.01 (416KB)
- Spanish ver. 7.01 (324KB)
- Portuguese ver. 7.01 (326KB)
- Thai ver. 7.01 (1,029KB)
Requirements Under the Supplier Code of Conduct
The Epson Supplier Code of Conduct, which is part of the Epson Group Supplier Guidelines, is based on the RBA Code of Conduct. It specifies supply chain requirements in the areas of labor, health and safety, environmental, ethics, and management systems.
The RBA requires compliance with local law, as well as compliance with RBA requirements when RBA requirements and standards are stricter than local law. This idea ensures a high level of control regardless of the legal requirements and standards of the countries and regions in which the supplier is located, and regardless of the labor practices of the area.
|A. LABOR (Human rights)||B. HEALTH AND SAFETY|
A1 Freely Chosen Employment (e.g., prohibiting forced labor)
A2 Young Workers (prohibiting child labor)
A3 Working Hours (maximum working hours, holidays, voluntary overtime)
A4 Wages and Benefits
A5 Humane Treatment
A7 Freedom of Association
B1 Occupational Safety
B2 Emergency Preparedness
B3 Occupational Injury and Illness
B4 Industrial Hygiene
B5 Physically Demanding Work
B6 Machine Safeguarding
B7 Food, Sanitation and Housing
B8 Health and Safety Communication
|C. ENVIRONMENT||D. ETHICS|
C1 Environmental Permits and Reporting
C2 Pollution Prevention and Resource Reduction
C3 Hazardous Substances
C4 Solid Waste
C5 Air Emissions
C6 Materials Restrictions
C7 Water Management
C8 Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
D1 Business Integrity
D2 No Improper Advantage
D3 Disclosure of Information
D4 Intellectual Property
D5 Fair Business, Advertising and Competition
D6 Protection of Identity and Non-Retaliation
D7 Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
|E. MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS|
E1 Company Commitment
E2 Management Accountability and Responsibility
E3 Legal and Customer Requirements
E4 Risk Assessment and Risk Management
E5 Improvement Objectives
E8 Worker Feedback, Participation and Grievance
E9 Audits and Assessments
E10 Corrective Action Process
E11 Documentation and Records
E12 Supplier Responsibility