In accordance with the OMRON Principles, the OMRON Group strives to help create a sustainable society throughout the world by taking dual approaches. One is to supply products and services that contribute positively to the global environment, and the other is to maximize effective use of all management resources. Moreover, OMRON promotes "Green Procurement" of materials, we are proactively adopting materials that do not contain hazardous chemical substances and contributes to reducing environmental impact.
In green procurement, OMRON specified ecology (reduction of environmental impact) and compliance (observance of laws, regulations, and social norms) as key programs that should be promoted across its supply chain. As such, OMRON certifies green suppliers from dual perspectives—establishment of an EMS for environmental management and a CMS for management of chemical substances contained in products.
At present, OMRON awards or renews certification to suppliers who meet the criteria for green supplier certification revised in 2014. During fiscal 2019, we certified 320 more companies, reaching a cumulative total of 2,934. We plan to complete evaluations for 594 suppliers without updated results during fiscal 2020.