Relationship with stakeholders
As a member of society, we proactively and continuously make social contributions to encourage the development of the local community. In addition, we respect the culture and customs of every nation and conduct business to contribute to their development.
■ Relationship with our suppliers
Unipres Purchasing Way
Unipres shall conduct its procurement activities in accordance with the following three basic guidelines
・Unipres shall build equitable, fair, and transparent relationships with all of its suppliers, inside and outside Japan. It shall also forge ties of mutual understanding and respect, and aim for coexistence and co-prosperity with them as business partners.・In addition, Unipres shall constantly pursue new technology, high quality, and low costs in keeping with its management philosophy, and endeavor to strengthen its competitiveness through a concerted effort with its suppliers.
２．Compliance with CSR procurement
・In recent years, Unipres has been engaged in various CSR activities accompanying changes in the social situation. These activities include improvement of labor conditions, disclosure of environmental data on levels of CO2 emissions and energy use as well as establishment of targets for their reduction, expanded contribution to communities, and preparation of business continuity plans (BCP) and other initiatives to address risks.・Unipres also requests its suppliers to understand, and actively cooperate with, CSR activities as members of society. i. Compliance with laws and regulations
ii. Reinforcement of in-house systems
iii. Sure notification to all suppliers throughout the supply chain
３．Approaches to green procurement
・At Unipres, each and every employee is taking action on his or her own initiative to protect the global and local environments, in keeping with the Unipres Environmental Policies and Green Procurement Guidelines. Our product development takes account of not only product safety but also reduction of environment-burdening substances and conservation of resources and energy, for the purpose of curtailing environmental impact to a minimal level.
・Furthermore, we believe that the automotive industry as a whole, from automakers to small and medium manufacturers of parts throughout the supply chain, must fulfill their social responsibilities from their respective standpoints. We are therefore requesting the cooperation of our suppliers, too, in approaches to green procurement.
CSR Guidelines for Suppliers
Unipres believes the engagement into CSR activities by our whole supply chain is essential.
We released “Unipres CSR Guidelines for Suppliers” so that we can align and corporate together as CSR activities partners.
Outstanding manufacturer awards
Each year, Unipres presents awards to suppliers that have made special contributions to quality, delivery and cost in order to strengthen relationships with our excellent partner companies. We continue to promote the improvement of quality and comprehensive strength.
■ Overseas Group business activities
Overseas base safety activities
[Unipres (UK) Limited]
This person is responsible for your safety.
At the employee entrance to the plant building, there is a mirror with the words "This person is responsible for your safety." There you can check your reflection in a conscious manner to confirm that you are wearing clothes that ensure your safety.
[UNIPRES MEXICANA, S.A. DE C.V.]
An example of how to correctly wear a uniform is displayed in the corner of the plant so that the employees can perform a clothing check by comparing themselves with the sample.
[UNIPRES GUANGZHOU CORPORATION]
A "safety declaration board" with family portraits
Employees deepen a desire to avoid injury for the sake of their family and loved ones by putting up their declaration of safety and photos on the board.
[UNIPRES PRECISION GUANGZHOU CORPORATION]
Safety quizzes to win prizes
We hold quiz events as one way to raise safety awareness. It is a fun activity that enhances awareness, and a prize is awarded to the winners.
UNIPRES SOUTHEAST U.S.A., INC.
The state of Mississippi, in which Unipres Southeast U.S.A., Inc. is located, has the highest adult obesity rate in the United States. In response, the corporate in-house clinic distributed free pedometers for the sake of the employees' health and held a "walking challenge" event with a goal of 160 miles (about 320,000 steps) in three months. Prizes were awarded to employees who achieved the goal by the deadline.
In the future, we plan to carry out other health enhancement projects, such as diet and quit-smoking campaigns.
Contributions to the local community
Support activities at local elementary schools
Unipres Indonesia has been donating stationery to local elementary schools as part of the local contribution activities; it is a joint effort with a Japanese-affiliated Unipres-owned company in the KBI industrial park. We have been taking part for more than 10 years, and will continue with it in order to cooperate with local community development.
Christmas donation campaign
UNIPRES ALABAMA, INC. conducts a variety of donation campaigns during the Christmas season. One of the campaigns, Can Food Drive, is aimed at collecting donations of dry and canned goods, and sees a great amount of employee participation. Collected food is donated to Steel City in Alabama, where the company is located, and distributed to low-income families by the local government.