Supply Chain Management

Procurement Policy, Supplier Code of Conduct

Guided by its philosophy of kyosei, Canon sets out its basic approach to procurement in its Procurement Policy, which promotes the fair and equitable conduct of business with due consideration for corporate ethics, environmental conservation, and other key concerns. We request all suppliers to ensure that they understand and cooperate with the policy.
We have also formulated the Canon Supplier Code of Conduct, based on the RBA Code of Conduct. We are working with suppliers to develop a socially responsible global supply chain on issues such as labor, occupational health and safety, the environment, corporate ethics and management systems. We also request from second-tier suppliers understanding and adherence to the Canon Supplier Code of Conduct through first-tier suppliers. We publish the code on our corporate website to make it widely known to stakeholders while making it known to suppliers globally through an annual survey.