Supplier Guideline

In order to fulfill our social responsibility, we are requesting our suppliers to cooperate with us in working to lower environmental impact. Thus we conduct all our business generally by electronic procedure.

Suppliers are also required to understand and sign our Supplier CSR Guidelines, which sets out our expectations for suppliers. We require resign annually, and if necessary, monitor compliance issue in the form of questionnaire.

Supplier CSR Guideline

Nomura Group (hereinafter referred to as "we") are committed to conducting business with the highest standards of ethics and integrity under the Code of Conduct*. As our business partners, we expects suppliers to share our commitment to promote the realization of sustainable environment and society. Supplier CSR Guidelines sets out the expectations for suppliers.

You can learn more at Fundamental Approach.

To the extent that suppliers subcontract any portion of their obligations, the standards set forth in this guidelines also apply to subcontractors. The elements of Supplier CSR Guidelines are as follows:

1Compliance with Laws
Suppliers shall comply with applicable international and local legal and regulatory requirements in the countries where supplier operates.

  1. 1.1Suppliers should have policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance.
  2. 1.2Suppliers shall not engage in illegal acts against the competition laws and regulations of each country and region including private monopolies, unreasonable restraint of trade (cartel, collusive bidding, etc.) or unfair trade practices.
  3. 1.3Suppliers shall not engage in bribery and/or corruption, including tolerating or facilitating bribery and/or corruption, offering or providing any improper gifts, meals, travel and entertainment to us.
  4. 1.4Suppliers shall not engage in any transaction with anti-social forces, groups or individuals.
  5. 1.5Suppliers shall not engage in illicit activities, including doing business with those engaged in illicit activities, including, without limitation, money laundering, terrorism financing.
  6. 1.6Suppliers should disclose conflicts of interest with us. (e.g., our employees or representatives are suppliers’ representatives or their major shareholders)

2Management of Confidential Information
Suppliers should manage our confidential information including personal information in an appropriate manner.

  1. 2.1Suppliers should establish and implement policies, structure for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing the protection, use, and disclosure of personal information.
  2. 2.2Suppliers should manage, protect confidential information received from customers and third parties.
  3. 2.3Suppliers should manage and carry out information security in order to prevent damage to the company or other parties.

3Quality and Safety
Suppliers should consistently improve and confirm quality and safety.

  1. 3.1Suppliers shall comply with safety standards defined by laws and regulations of each country.
  2. 3.2Suppliers should provide accurate information about products and services (e.g., specifications, quality, method of handling).
  3. 3.3Suppliers should build and operate an expressed quality management procedure.

4Environmental Sustainability
Suppliers should operate in an environmentally responsible and efficient manner.

  1. 4.1Suppliers should establish and implement an environment policy.
  2. 4.2Suppliers should reduce greenhouse gas reduction continuously (e.g., definition of voluntary goals for greenhouse gas reduction).
  3. 4.3Suppliers should promote efficient use of resources and energy (e.g., definition of voluntary goals for efficient use of resources and energy).
  4. 4.4Suppliers should control chemical substances as defined by laws and regulations.
  5. 4.5Suppliers shall comply with local laws and regulations of drainage, sludge and air emissions.

「4.4」「4.5」 apply to manufacturers.

5Respect for Human Rights
Suppliers should have respect for human rights and make workplace safe and healthy.

  1. 5.1Suppliers shall prevent child labor.
  2. 5.2Suppliers shall prevent forced labor and human trafficking.
  3. 5.3Suppliers shall pay wages in compliance with local applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to minimum wages, deduction from wage, overtime hours, piece rates and other elements of compensation.
  4. 5.4Suppliers shall comply with local applicable laws and regulations governing employees’ working hours, including overtime work.
  5. 5.5Suppliers should recognize employees’ right to freely associate, or not to associate, complying with local applicable laws and regulations in which they operate.
  6. 5.6Suppliers should promote equal opportunity and shall not discriminate on grounds such as nationality, race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, belief, social status, or disability with regards to all aspects of employment.
  7. 5.7Suppliers shall not tolerate harassment.
  8. 5.8Suppliers should promote diversity in their own business practices by documenting a diversity and inclusion approach that includes ways to identify, measure and improve (e.g., gender demographics of workforce and management team).
  9. 5.9Suppliers should provide safe and healthy work environment for their staff and prevent accidents, injuries and illness. Also Suppliers should support efforts to improve the health of employees through health promotion activities and guidance for preventing illness.

Suppliers should disclose related information in a timely and fair manner.

Supplier CSR Guideline (PDF 212KB)

Supplier CSR Guideline in Japanese (PDF 886KB)

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