The Tokyo Electron Group performs a range of business activities including development, manufacturing, transportation, installation, and maintenance with the highest priority on the safety and health of all personnel from top management to frontline staff and makes proactive and continuous improvements to enhance safety and promote good health.
Increasing the safety awareness of individual workers is crucial for providing worksites where everyone can work safely. To fully support our “Safety First” culture, TEL has established the equipment safety promotion meeting and the work safety promotion meeting under the supervision of the EHS council. The equipment safety promotion meeting revises TEL’s design rules based on international laws and local regulations for equipment safety. It also determines TEL’s compliance with new regulations and administers corrective measures. The work safety promotion meeting investigates work safety issues at customer sites and TEL Group locations and implements appropriate remedies. These meetings also examine incidents involving personal injury or property damage, determine whether the incidents were caused by equipment trouble or other work-related factors, and take measures to ensure similar incidents do not occur in the future.
TEL seeks to provide the highest quality products and services. This pursuit of quality begins at development and continues through all manufacturing, installation, maintenance, sales, and support processes. Every TEL employee must work to deliver quality products, quality services, and innovative solutions that enable customer success.
TEL has a quality assurance framework headed by the Representative Director and President. Quality improvement, as well as other important quality issues and other shared concerns, are addressed through collaboration amongst TEL presidents and the Quality General Managers (GMs). To ensure efficient and stable quality control, TEL has five working groups in place, including the Quality council, Engineering council, Production council, Purchasing council, and EHS council. These working groups collaborate to pursue organization-wide quality assurance activities across all divisions.
To constantly maintain high quality standards, TEL has also been working since 1997 to acquire ISO 9001 quality management system certification at various sites. Ten sites (primarily manufacturing operations) have achieved this certification to date.
Thanks in part to our efforts under this framework, there were no legal or regulatory violations of TEL’s products and services in fiscal year 2016.
The high-value manufacturing that the Tokyo Electron Group strives for is based on the functions of all materials and components that make up the products and the pursuit of high quality. We value communications with suppliers and seek to grow manufacturing on a global scale with our suppliers based on ongoing trusting relationships.
The Tokyo Electron Group aims for sound and sustainable growth together with suppliers to contribute to the development of society. We will strive to achieve this, with the cooperation of our suppliers. We therefore request your active efforts in the following matters.
1. Compliance with Applicable Laws, Social Norms, and the EICC Code of Conduct
In addition to complying with the following matters, we ask our suppliers to observe the applicable laws and social norms in the countries and regions where they engage in business, as well as the EICC Code of Conduct. ·Compliance with prohibition of child labor, and forced labor, and with other labor-related laws and regulations ·Respect for fundamental human rights, beginning with the prohibition of discrimination ·Protection of intellectual property rights ·Compliance with export/import-related laws and regulations ·Prohibition of involvement with antisocial forces
We see our efforts with regard to conflict minerals* as part of our corporate social responsibility, and promote all efforts to eliminate any use of raw materials that utilize conflict minerals which have been mined or extracted with illicit funds or by illegal methods, as well as components or parts that contain such conflict minerals. To this end, we are conducting due diligence surveys of our supply chain, using the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) and referring to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. We request that all suppliers work with us in dealing with conflict minerals.
* Conflict minerals: Conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, gold, tungsten) are minerals mined or traded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries that form a source of funds for armed groups, and give rise to violations of human rights or labor problems. International initiatives including the OECD Guidance, the Dodd-Frank Act of the U.S., and the EICC Code of Conduct call on corporations to manage their supply chains responsibly to resolve this international issue.
2. Working Conditions
We request that suppliers respect fundamental human rights, also prepare independent standards, and provide safe and healthy work environments.
3. Environmental Activities
In accordance with "Tokyo Electron Green Procurement Guidelines", we request that, together with the acquisition of ISO 14001 and the development of a structure for environmental conservation, suppliers also actively engage in environmental conservation activities and strive to use parts and materials, and methods of production, that have a reduced environmental impact and that consider resources conservation.
4. Management System
We request that management systems are developed and continuously improved, including systems related to safety, health, the environment, product quality and labor, in accordance with the corporate procurement agreement or any specific agreements or arrangements with the Tokyo Electron Group.
5. Technical Skills
We request that, in order to provide products and services that conform to customers' needs, suppliers always strive for improved technical skills and technological innovations.
We request that suppliers provide high quality products and services which meet the specifications required by the Tokyo Electron Group, by means of building quality during the design phase, and strengthening change control.
7. Supply, and Provide Systems
We request that suppliers provide a stable and flexible supply of products and services to deal with huge volatility in demand. Also, we request that suppliers prepare precautionary steps and continuity plans to reduce risks in the event of unforeseen situation such as disaster.
We request that products and services are offered at competitive prices, and that continuous effort is made to reduce costs.
9. Business Management
For the continuation of our business transactions, we ask that sound and stable business management be implemented. We also request that the financial and company information needed to confirm those matters is disclosed.
10. Information Security
We request that a system be provided which prevents the leaking of confidential information and that any information acquired in dealings with the Tokyo Electron Group is strictly controlled.
To maintain a robust supply chain capable of supporting streamlined product manufacturing, TEL has instituted a procurement policy and established a system for administering fair procurement practices based on mutual trust with suppliers. Under the TEL Representative Director and President as the top of the procurement system, the manufacturing companies presidents’ council and the purchasing department manager council are convened to share information on various procurement issues. The council also serves as a venue to address current problems and discuss approaches to improve partnership with suppliers.
Business growth requires that each employee, as the core of the company, have creativity, a positive attitude, flexibility, enthusiasm, and a sense of responsibility. The Tokyo Electron Group seeks to be a corporation where a diverse range of employees can work to their full potential.
TEL maximizes its corporate value by maintaining an open and dynamic organization that enables all employees to apply their abilities to the fullest extent. TEL is also optimally structured to be flexible and respond quickly to any changes in the operating environment.
The HR (human resources) departments at the head office and in the various TEL companies work closely together on personnel issues, convening the Japan HR leaders meeting1 every month and Global HR leaders meeting2 twice a year. These meetings serve as the forum for sharing corporate missions, seing goals, communicating activities, and discussing key issues. Under this management framework, our HR departments identify risks from an organization-wide perspective and make sure appropriate measures are implemented throughout TEL.
1 Japan HR leaders meeting: A meeting comprising the heads and principal managers of HR departments at Japanese Group companies
2 Global HR leaders meeting: A meeting comprising the heads and principal managers of HR departments at worldwide Group companies
The TEL Group aims to solve environmental issues through our leading-edge technology and services under slogan of "Technology for Eco Life." We strive to contribute to the establishment of a sustainable society by reducing the Group's impact on the consumption of resources, on biodiversity and on climate change by taking actions that both directly and indirectly contribute to the protection and conservation of the environment.
Revision:July 1, 2016
TEL promotes environmental activities across TEL through its corporate EHS Promotion Department. TEL executives appoint members to the product environment value meeting, the product environment compliance meeting, and the operation environment value meeting, all of which carry out activities to achieve our environmental goals. The EHS council convenes twice a year to assess progress toward our environmental goals and encourage continued improvement.
Since 1997, we have been working to obtain certification for the ISO 14001 environmental management standards. Seven sites, including many of our manufacturing subsidiaries, are currently certified. In fiscal year 2017, we plan to adhere to the revised ISO 2015 standards by consolidating the environmental management systems of our subsidiaries. Our Japanese systems will be consolidated first, followed by the overseas systems.
Through these efforts we continue to assess our compliance with environmental laws, emission standards, and other voluntary standards. TEL has not been involved in any environmental incidents or accidents. We have not been in violation of any environmental laws or subject to any associated legal proceedings in fiscal year 2016.
|Company Name||Plant/Office name,(Location)||Certification date|
|Tokyo Electron Tohoku Ltd.||Tohoku Plant||Feb. 1998|
|Tokyo Electron Kyushu Ltd.||Koshi/Ozu Plants||Mar. 1998|
|Tokyo Electron Yamanashi Ltd.||Yamanashi Plant(Fujii/Hosaka)||May. 1998|
|Tokyo Electron Miyagi Ltd.||Taiwa Plant||Mar. 2005|
|Tokyo Electron (Kunshan) Limited||China||Mar. 2013|
|TEL FSI, Inc.||U.S.A.||Mar. 2013|
|Tokyo Electron Korea Limited(Balan Factory)||Korea||Jul. 2014|
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