initiatives

CSR Procurement

Sustainability
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

To realize a sustainable society We will promote CSR procurement
in a comprehensive supply chain that includes partners.

Request for Cooperation in Sustainable Procurement
Main cultivation segments

Alps Pharmaceutical Basic Purchasing Policy

1. Basic Procurement Policy

  1. Compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and consideration for safety, the environment, and human rights
    In carrying out our purchasing activities, we will comply with the laws, regulations, and international norms of each country, act in good faith, and give proper consideration to safety, the environment, resources protection, human rights, etc.
  2. To strengthen partnerships with suppliers and subcontractors
    We will establish long-term, mutually-prosperous partnerships, based on our shared vision, to produce a better product with our business partners. To this end, we will emphasize close communication with our business partners and endeavor to build stronger relationships of trust.
  3. Protection of information, intellectual property and other assets
    In carrying out purchasing activities, we will appropriately manage and protect the confidential information, intellectual property, assets, etc. of our business partners.

2. Criteria for Selecting Suppliers

  1. Sound management, steady supply and flexibility to match the fluctuating demand.
  2. The quality, price, and delivery date of the products/services provided should be appropriate.
  3. Efforts must be made to appropriately realize CSR.

Request for Cooperation in Sustainable Procurement

Alps Pharmaceutical is committed to being a company that is
trusted to grow and develop by society as a whole.
We would like to work together with our suppliers to realize
a sustainable society.
Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Ethics Suppliers should conduct business activities ethically basis and act in good faith.
  1. Prohibition of Bribery and Corruption
    We prohibit all forms of bribery, corruption, extortion and embezzlement. Suppliers must not engage in bribery or other similar activity in their business relations with other companies. Please ensure that appropriate measures are in place to prevent bribery and to comply with applicable laws.
  2. Fair Competition
    Please conduct your business in accordance with all applicable antitrust laws and based on fair and lively competition.
  3. Data Privacy and Protection
    Please use confidential information only in a proper manner to protect the rights of companies and employees. Please comply with applicable privacy and data protection laws and ensure the protection and proper use of personal data.
Human Rights and Labor Suppliers should endeavor to protect the human rights and employment rights of their employees and to treat them with dignity and respect.
  1. Freedom to Select a Job
    We prohibit the use of forced labour, slave labour, annual labour or forced prisoner labour. Employees should not pay to obtain jobs and should not be denied freedom of movement.
  2. Child and Youth Labour
    Children should not be used as laborers. Employment of young people under the age of 18 should only be undertaken in a non-hazardous manner by those who are in excess of the legal employment age or the age of completion of compulsory education in each country.
  3. Prohibition of Discrimination
    Please provide a workplace environment free from discrimination. There should be no discrimination based on race, color, age, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, religion, membership of political parties, participation in unions, presence or absence of spouses, etc.
  4. Fair Treatment
    Provide employees with a work environment free from the threat of harassment, including sexual harassment or abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, verbal abuse, and inhumane treatment.
  5. Wages, Allowances and Working Hours
    You must make payments to your employees in accordance with applicable wage laws and regulations, including minimum wages, overtime and benefits required by law.
Health and Safety Suppliers should have a safe and hygienic working environment, including housing provided by the company (if applicable).
Safety and health measures should also be applied to contractors and subcontractors who work at the supplier's location.
  1. To Protect Employees
    Ensure that employees are not overly exposed to chemical, biological, or physical hazards in the workplace and the company's housing, and protect employees carrying out physically demanding tasks.
  2. Process Safety
    Develop management processes to identify and prevent risks arising from chemical and biological processes.
  3. Preparation and Measures for Crisis Management
    Minimize the impact of emergencies in the workplace and in the company's housing by identifying and assessing risk factors in advance and implementing emergency planning and response procedures.
  4. Hazard Information
    Provide safety information on hazardous substances, including medicines and pharmaceutical intermediates, and provide education and training to protect employees from hazards.
Environment Suppliers should conduct their operations in an environmentally friendly and efficient manner and minimize their impact on the environment.
Suppliers are encouraged to conserve natural resources, avoid the use of hazardous substances where possible, and participate in activities related to reuse and recycling.
  1. Environmental Certification and Reporting
    Please observe all applicable environmental regulations, complying with all procedures and reporting requirements associated with environmental permits, licenses and information registration.
  2. Waste and Discharges
    Please ensure you have systems in place to handle, move, store, dispose of, recycle, reuse or waste safely manage, and to air and wastewater discharges.
    Please appropriately manage, control and dispose of any waste, wastewater or fumes that may adversely affect health or environmental sanitation before release into the environment.
  3. Leakage and Overflow
    Please establish a system to prevent and mitigate unexpected leakage and overflow into the environment and any resulting adverse impacts on local communities.
  4. Use of Resources
    Please take measures to increase efficiency and reduce resource consumption.
  5. Sustainable Procurement and Traceability
    Please promote legal and sustainable procurement by conducting preliminary inspections of suppliers of important raw materials.
Management Systems Suppliers should have a management system that maintains business continuity and promotes continuous improvement and compliance with the requirements of the principles outlined in this document.
  1. Commitment and accountability
    Please allocate appropriate resources, clarify the individuals responsible in senior positions, and show your resolve to address the principles outlined herein.
  2. Legal Requirements and Customer Demands
    Please review and comply with applicable laws, regulations, standards and relevant customer requirements.
  3. Risk Management
    Please establish a system to understand and manage risks in all areas identified in this document.
  4. Document Control
    Please maintain the documentation required to demonstrate compliance with the principles outlined herein and all applicable regulations.
  5. Education, Training and Capacity
    Please ensure that you have an education and training program in place that elevates the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your employees to a sufficient level in order to meet the requirements of these principles outlined herein.
  6. Continuous Improvement
    Once suppliers have established performance targets and implemented their plan, please continue to make improvements.

Our medicinal plant cultivation segment helps us shore up the core of
our business while also helping contribute to the achievement of
the sustainable development goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations for 2030.