Dentsu's CSR Procurement Activities

The Dentsu Group promotes CSR initiatives within procurement activities. Dentsu procurement guidelines are distributed to business partners, requesting cooperation with CSR procurement activities including consideration for human rights, compliance with laws and regulations, environmental conservation and respect for intellectual property rights within the production and provision processes of all services. In March 2014, the Dentsu procurement guidelines were revised to adopt the observance of international anti-corruption regulations (the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act), as well as regulations pertaining to conflict minerals (Section 1502 of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act) as part of our business ethics with the aim of realizing CSR procurement that contributes to human rights. We ask all new clients to comply with CSR procurement through agreements incorporating a subcontractor basic agreement clause pertaining to CSR procurement.

Since fiscal 2015, to confirm the status of CSR procurement initiatives within the supply chain, we have conducted surveys regarding CSR targeting all major suppliers of the Dentsu Group. We monitor the level of supplier CSR activities and business partner ESG risks, reporting this status to the CSR Committee to promote the development of a highly effective system.

Dentsu Basic Procurement Policy

In line with the Dentsu Group Code of Conduct and desire for fair business dealings with its suppliers and business partners, the Company established the Dentsu Basic Procurement Policy.

  1. ir business dealings
    We shall conduct fair business dealings.
    (1) Our business dealings shall comply with laws and regulations.
    (2) When selecting suppliers and business partners, we shall not only take into account economic factors, but also give due consideration to compliance and environmental issues.
  2. Cooperation with Dentsu’s management system
    When our suppliers and business partners collaborate with us, we request understanding of, and cooperation with, Dentsu’s management system, including the Dentsu Group Code of Conduct, the Dentsu Procurement Guidelines and other Dentsu Group rules.



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