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  1. Főoldal
  2. A Clarionról
  3. CSR Report
  4. Together with Our Partners

Together with Our Partners

Clarion considers partnership with our suppliers, not only in Japan but also in the global arena, very important. Recently, new technologies and services are introduced into automotive industry almost daily, which means we are experiencing rapid changes at all times. In order to respond to these changes, suppliers’ cooperation is indispensable. We believe that open and fair transactions will contribute to create products with better competitiveness and to establish a genuine WIN-WIN relationship with our partners.

In addition, with an aim to lessen environmental burden, we have established the “Green Purchasing Guidelines” in cooperation with our business partners. We shall further promote more eco-friendly purchasing activities giving importance to partnership with our suppliers.

Proper Transactions


Purchasing Policy

Clarion aims to conduct open and fair transactions with its suppliers at all times sensibly and with sincerity. We seek new business partners both domestically and overseas as we expand our global purchasing/procurement activities in 7 Group manufacturing companies in 6 countries around the world. In the process of selection, we put importance on their approach to the environment and CSR in addition to their quality and R&D capabilities.

We value communication with our business partners, and aim to establish relationships by which both parties can share their strategies and improve each other’s competitiveness.

Briefing Meeting on Purchasing

In regards to CSR, our purchasing activities are supported by the necessary cooperation of our partners. We hold an annual meeting to give briefings and explanations on our purchasing policy and request cooperation with our CSR initiatives and eco-friendly activities. A total of 347 partner companies (Japan 157, China 136, Thailand 54) attended briefing meetings held between March and April, 2017 in Japan, China and Thailand. In the course of purchasing activities, we are promoting activities, with more consideration on environmental protection, laying out the “Green Purchasing Guidelines” as an example. 


Business partners commended at the Briefing Session of Purchasing Policy (Japan)

Annual Awards to Business Partners

We have a system in place for awarding our business partners annually to encourage their improvement activities and suggestions related to dealing with products with higher added value. The awards are presented to those partners whose performance with respect to Q (Quality), C (Costs), D (Delivery Time) and VEC* activities were particularly outstanding in that year. In fiscal 2016, the awards were given to 8 such companies in Japan, 5 in China and 2 in Thailand. From now on, we want to strengthen cooperation with our partners with these kinds of activities.

∗ VEC (Value Engineering for Customers) activities: 

VE is a technique for analyzing various factors related to costs and features in order to develop and offer products equipped with features customers want at minimal cost.

Education on Fair Trade with Our Business Partners

Responsible personnel in purchasing attend regular outside seminars in connection with Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors (Subcontract Act) in order to ensure law compliance and fair trade transactions. In fiscal 2016, eleven staff members participated in the outside seminars. We are also making efforts for higher CSR awareness through regular divisional educational lectures.

We will continue to improve knowledge and competence of individual staffs through active use of outside seminars and e-learning on laws and regulations, and as well as on professional skills in purchasing operations.

Conflict Mineral Procurement Plan

In 2010, U.S. Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring companies who file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to report on their use of “conflict minerals” in their products that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or in adjoining countries.


The Clarion Group is committed to responsible procurement practices to mitigate the risk of sourcing conflict minerals  (tantalum,  tin, tungsten and gold)  that  can  directly or indirectly finance armed groups abetting human rights violations in the DRC and adjoining countries. The Clarion Group Procurement Division strives to establish a sustainable supply chain that eliminates procurement of materials and/or parts using conflict minerals. Our efforts are to continue procurement of minerals from responsible sources in the region and are not intended to implement a ban on procurement of minerals from the DRC and adjoining countries.

We expect our suppliers to agree to our Conflict Minerals Procurement Policy and to cooperate with us in our efforts  to ensure procurement of conflict-free minerals. 

  1. Főoldal
  2. A Clarionról
  3. CSR Report
  4. Together with Our Partners