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Procurement Policies

Procurement Policy

This Policy sets out Rigaku’s basic stance on procurement, including the importance of sustainability.
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CSR Procurement Guideline

This Guideline sets out Rigaku’s expectations towards participants in the supply chain with regard to responsible behaviour on human rights, environmental protection and other important societal issues. 
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Green Procurement Guideline

Rigaku group is working to reduce use of chemical substances which are potentially hazardous, and ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations. These Guidelines set out our stance and expectation towards suppliers.
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Responsible Mineral Procurement

This document sets out Rigaku’s stance on responsible mineral procurement.
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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly referred to as Dodd-Frank, enacted in 2010, served as a starting point for the world to take more interest in “Responsible mineral procurement”. Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (“3TG” for short) are called “conflict minerals”. Especially 3TG mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its neighboring countries have the risk of providing funds to armed groups, etc. Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank enacted in 2013 obliged SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) registered companies to conduct an annual survey/report about usage of these minerals which were mined in DRC and its neighboring countries and fund armed groups or anti-government forces. In 2021, Conflict Minerals Regulation came into full force across the EU. The EU legislation’s scope is not only DRC and its neighboring countries but also the other countries or areas considered to be conflict-affected or high-risk. As represented by this legal development, target minerals are not limited to 3TG and the necessity and importance is increasing of responsible mineral procurement based on international trends which consider the risks of general human-rights violations including child labour or corruption. 

The Rigaku group of companies works to achieve responsible mineral procurement through the whole supply chain. We establish this Responsible Mineral Procurement policy to clearly explain our stance.

Declaration of Partnership Building

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By committing to this Rigaku group declares that it focuses on coexistence and co-prosperity of the entire supply chain and disclose “Declaration of Partnership Building” to the public, which is promoted by the cabinet members of related Japan ministries and agencies.

We strive to increase the value added throughout the supply chain by reaching out, comply with desirable trade practices, and enforce the relationship with business partners.