Procurement Information

Basic Philosophy

  1. Principles of procurement activities
    We of the Yokogawa Group are establishing a clean, clear, and open corporate culture based on our Corporate Philosophy and Standards of Business Conduct. We are committed to making our company more trusted by society, upholding the motto of "The sun is always watching us."

    We conduct procurement activities based on the following principles:
    1. Engage in fair dealings as an equal partner
      We do not unduly discriminate against any supplier by abusing our superior position or imposing unilateral conditions on the supplier. We engage in honest dealings with all suppliers by striving to maintain fair and just relationships and abiding by all applicable laws and contracts. We promote fair and open competition. To that end, we provide an equal business opportunity to and make a fair evaluation of all suppliers.
    2. Conduct business dealings with high integrity
      We do not pursue personal benefits by receiving improper personal benefits or any other gain from suppliers. We respect the ideal of mutual benefit and are committed to the highest standards of business integrity. We strive to create a better partnership and to grow and develop together with our suppliers by building mutual understanding and trust.
    3. Keep confidential information
      We protect both personal and confidential information obtained in our dealings with suppliers. We never disclose this information, even to our own employees, unless there is a legitimate reason for knowing it.
  2. Procurement activities based on CSR
    With the rising interest of stakeholders in the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), CSR promotion activities by enterprises and industry associations have gained significant momentum in recent years. The Yokogawa Group has been working proactively to set up a CSR promotion organization, publish a CSR policy, and make CSR reports available to the public. Our Sustainable Procurement Guidelines were made to promote procurement activities based on CSR throughout the supply chain, including not only the Yokogawa Group but also Yokogawa suppliers.
  3. Evaluation and selection policy of suppliers
    We evaluate and select our suppliers in a comprehensive manner by giving priority to the following criteria:
    1. Agreement to comply with our Sustainable Procurement Guidelines.
    2. Compliance with business ethics, laws, and regulations and maintenance of a healthy business operation allowing the establishment of a steady and cooperative relationship.
    3. Ability to offer a world-class level of performance in terms of quality, delivery, cost, technology, response, and service.
    4. Ability to supply the required amount at the required time in order to adapt to changes in our customers' delivery and quantity requirements.
    5. Have leading-edge technology for our supply of safe and outstanding products that meet our customers' requirements.
    6. Have an information security system for the strict control of confidential information obtained through dealings with Yokogawa Group companies.

Supplier Expectation

  1. Promote procurement activities in compliance with CSR

    We have revised sustainable Procurement Guidelines. We share these guidelines with our suppliers and strive to resolve social issues throughout the entire supply chain. These guidelines include codes of conduct regarding “Human rights and labor”, “Health and safety”, “Environment”, “ethics”  etc. to be complied by suppliers.
    For details, please click on the following link:
    pdf Yokogawa Group Sustainable Procurement Guidelines (PDF: 313KB)

  2. Assure high quality
    Suppliers are expected to provide high quality products and materials that meet Yokogawa's high standards and allow us to offer products that satisfy our customers' requirements.
  3. Provide assured delivery and stable supply
    Suppliers are expected to establish an assured delivery and flexible supply system that enables us to provide a stable and flexible supply of products to our customers.
  4. Provide competitive pricing
    Suppliers are expected to always be competitive on pricing by continuously and aggressively cutting costs, thereby making it possible for us to supply products that meet our customers' requirements.
  5. Improve technical capabilities
    Suppliers are expected to constantly improve their technical capabilities, enabling us to supply safe and excellent products that meet our customers' requirements.
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