Sustainable Procurement

Stable Procurement of Raw Materials
We use a variety of nature-derived materials including starch. As with any nature-derived material, we are subject to changing market prices associated with changes in yield due to climate change, and changes in the balance of supply and demand.
To secure the volume necessary for manufacturing, we procure starch, the main raw material, from various crops and locations. This helps to minimize the impact on procurement prices due to the market changes. In addition, we work to cooperate with our suppliers to ensure sustainable procurement activities and maintain a stable supply chain.
Sustainable Procurement Policy
At Hayashibara, we believe that by consistently delivering safe, and reliable products of high quality to customers, we can gain public trust and contribute to realizing a sustainable society. Starting from this belief, we work with our business partners to ensure socially responsible procurement activity throughout the supply chain.
1. Delivering safe products of high quality
We ensure safety and reliability through an appropriate quality assurance system. Additionally, we work to build a sustainable supply chain through procurement activity that takes account of sustainability.
2.Legal compliance
We engage in fair and appropriate procurement activity that respects national and local laws and regulations.
We do not enter into relations of any kind with anti-social forces or related groups and refuse all payments or other benefits to such groups.
3. Human rights
We respect basic human rights, do not tolerate child labor or forced labor in our procurement activity, and support the various international human rights standards.
4. Environment
We show respect for the environment through action to prevent pollution and other initiatives to ensure that our procurement activity is friendly to the global environment.
5. Mutual understanding and collaboration with business partners
We build systems for collaboration with business partners to reduce procurement-related risk and drive continuous improvement.