Throughout Our Supply Chain
Alpine promote consideration for the global environment and the execution of social responsibilities throughout our entire supply chain.
Material Procurement Policy
Alpine obtains materials throughout the world in accordance with the Alpine Material Procurement Policy. Alpine recognizes the necessity of promoting CSR not only in its business activities, but also throughout its entire supply chain, and enhancing the fulfillment of social responsibility at each company in conforming to the Supply-Chain Development Guidebook established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). In fiscal year 2017, we issued the Supply-Chain CSR Development Guidebook to expand our CSR activities among our suppliers, and conducted a fact-finding survey with regard to about 350 items, with the aim of promoting supply-chain-wide CSR efforts.
Alpine Material Procurement Policy
Alpine requires all of our suppliers to conform to our Green Procurement Standards for the conservation of the global environment. In addition to our own efforts to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) that we had already begun, we initiated supply-chain-wide efforts to reduce greenhouse gases in fiscal year 2017, and have since continued these efforts.
Compliance with the Law
Alpine and its suppliers observe the laws of each country, respect human rights and have eliminated discrimination in our hiring, and observe the prohibition of illegal or forced labor. We have also added the prohibition of unfair trade and elimination of antisocial forces to agreements with suppliers in both producing and shipping countries. Moreover, we continue to conduct surveys on the elimination of the use of conflict minerals.
Supplier Information Security Management
Alpine shares a common understanding with our suppliers that information management is an important issue, and via such means as information security education support and information management status investigations, we are working to raise the level of information management throughout our entire supply chain.
We conduct annual information security surveys to improve supplier information security, and carry out follow-up meetings with suppliers that need to make improvements to reduce information security risk.
In 2017, we made our survey contents more specific, and based on our survey results, we began promoting improvement efforts by individual suppliers.
Material Procurement Risk Management
In our global production, Alpine faces the risk of being impacted by a wide range of circumstances throughout the supply chain, including natural disasters, accidents, labor disputes and bankruptcy. We ascertain the final production area of the materials and parts supplied, conduct a risk analysis and work to prevent issues before they arise so that even in the event of a contingency our business activities can be continued.
Reduction of Environmental Load through Streamlined Logistics
Alpine collaborates with parts suppliers and group distribution companies to reduce the environmental load associated with our supply chain and cut costs. For example, we promote increased container load efficiency through improved packing methods for parts sent between facilities. We are also working on shortening the transportation time after local arrival through such means as reviewing the delivery routes to production facilities.
Communication with Suppliers
At Alpine, we value coexistence and co-prosperity through trusting relationships, and are working to strengthen partnerships with our suppliers. We hold briefing sessions throughout the world to explain the current state of production and sales as well as announcing our material procurement policy, and commend suppliers who have contributed to quality, delivery date management, and cost improvements, in order to strengthen the supply chain.
FY2016 Briefing Session
Status of Briefing Sessions (2017)
|Number of Suppliers Attending||112||75||78||68|
|Number of Participants||217||184||136||111|
Locally Led CSR Activities
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
Development Purchasing Supervisor
At Alpine Electronics of America, we collaborate with suppliers through purchasing activities for our Mexico plant, in order to improve CSR activities related to environmental conservation, human rights, social contributions, and more, throughout our entire supply chain.
More specifically, in addition to establishing the Green Procurement Standards, which call for the adoption of materials with low environmental impact into the products, we are also working to reduce our CO2 emissions, energy consumption, and waste. In addition, we have been confirming throughout our entire supply chain that suppliers are not using conflict minerals, and issuing reports. We are devoted to fairness and growth in our procurement activities, as we work to promote diversity in our supply chain.