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Providing Responsible Products

Our Efforts to Provide Products to Our Customers

Although KEYENCE manufactures products using a fabless system in which we outsource much of our production to subcontract plants, we procure materials required for product planning, development, design and production.

Production is handled at subcontract plants around Japan, and our production technology, production planning and quality control departments cooperate with these plants and are building a system to manufacture quality products by being deeply involved with production such as by providing assembly drawings and supplying materials.

Produced goods are supplied from logistics centers in Japan directly to domestic customers as well as to overseas customers via distribution locations.

Procurement Guidelines

In order to ensure a workplace that takes human rights into consideration, we have established procurement guidelines for our supply chain, which include prohibition of forced labor and child labor and elimination of discriminatory treatment, and request that our suppliers comply with the Guideline.

In addition, as part of our basic business contract, we request that these suppliers make efforts to reduce their environmental impact and prevent environmental pollution for the purpose of environmental protection, improve the occupational safety and health environment, and respect human rights.

Green Procurement

The following efforts are being made to promote green procurement:

  • We have established rules for environmental management and materials management and ask that our suppliers comply with these rules.
  • We provide guidance on environmental management systems and confirm compliance through on-site audit and interviews with questionnaires.
  • We request the submission of non-inclusion certificates for each component and the provision of information on substances contained in components using standard industry formats.
  • We hold workshops on the environment as part of environmental education for our employees.
  • We have built an environmental management system based on ISO 14001, and we are certified by a third-party organization.

Supply Chain Management

We share and confime our basic policy and rules with each subcontractor prior to outsourcing the manufacture of products, and request that they comply with the following items.

In addition, we conduct on-site inspection at subcontrators annually to check the status of compliance with the following items, and engage to ascertain the circumstances of manufacturing site and the improvements.

  • Fair trade in compliance with the law
  • Prohibiting forced labor (prohibition of forced labor against the will of workes, rohibition of collecting money (fee, deposit, etc.) when concluding a labor contract, etc.)
  • Prohibiting child labor (No hiring and working child)
  • Prohibiting discriminatory treatment and harassment using one's status or position
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Protecting the work environment
  • Safety management
  • Complying with local rules and regulations
  • Complying with and maintaining standards and making efforts to achieve environmental policies
  • Creating a workplace environment that ensure the greatest respect for human rights

Compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

KEYENCE CORPORATION has issued the statement in accordance with Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.