The Purchase of Materials
The Flow Chart of the Business Procedure
Basic Purchasing Policy
Fairness and Justice
Confidentiality
Procurement
Consideration of Responsibilities to the Environment and Society
The Entry Sheet
The Contact Sheet
SUPPLIERS
Basic Purchasing Policy
The Basic Purchasing Policy
-
In all purchasing, Asahi Breweries is committed to observing both the letter and the spirit of all relevant laws and maintaining high ethical standards in all its activities.
-
Asahi Breweries selects products offered according to a combined evaluation of quality, cost, and delivery schedule.
-
Asahi Breweries has a fair, just, open and straightforward system for engaging suppliers both within Japan and abroad.
-
Asahi Breweries strives to fulfil its social responsibility as a company with regards to preservation of natural resources and environmental conservation in its procurement.
Back to Top
-Fairness and Justice
-
Asahi Breweries provides fair and just opportunities for organizations wishing to become suppliers to Asahi Breweries both within Japan and abroad.
-
When deciding upon a supplier, Asahi Breweries considers not only the quality, cost and delivery schedule of a potential supplier's product, but it also evaluates the company's stance and technology.
-
When asking for a quotation from a potential supplier, Asahi Breweries provides all relevant information and conditions; it does not provide any supplier with advantageous information.
Back to Top
-Confidentiality
-
Asahi Breweries will not disclose to external parties any information or technology provided by suppliers without the prior express consent of the supplier. Regarding the disclosure of such information and technology within the company, this is limited to those personnel requiring access to the information.
-
Asahi Breweries does not develop supplier relations with the intent of collecting information or technology. Quotations and technical inquiries by personnel in charge of procurement are strictly limited to those items Asahi Breweries is considering for purchase. The company asks, however, that these activities be excused in cases where the purchase is not completed.
Back to Top
-Procurement
-
Asahi Breweries ensures that personnel in charge of purchasing have no personal interests or ties with any supplier. Should such interests exist, the company will appoint a new staff member in charge.
-
Asahi Breweries ensures that personnel in charge of purchasing do not receive gifts or personal financial considerations from any supplier. Purchasers may not demand others to give donations, etc.
-
Purchasers may not abuse their position as a customer to obtain unfair reductions in price or services.
Back to Top
-Consideration of Responsibilities to the Environment and Society
-
Asahi Breweries recognizes that in order "to realize a sustainable society," the company must be actively committed to tackling environmental problems and fulfilling its social responsibility. To this end, the company believes it must work together with suppliers to gain their understanding and co-operation to fulfil its corporate mission.
-
Asahi Breweries asks all potential suppliers to complete both an Environmental Questionnaire and a Social Responsibility Questionnaire. The company takes a potential supplier's commitment to the environment and its social responsibility into account when making a selection.
-
Asahi Breweries also asks suppliers to complete both an Environmental Questionnaire and a Social Responsibility Questionnaire at regular intervals after being appointed. The company is committed to encouraging its suppliers to support its environmental objectives as much as possible, with a view to creating a sustainable society. In this way, the company also believes it can build long and trusting relationships with its suppliers.
Back to Top