CSR Social Activities

Together with Suppliers

Basic stance

Using fair and equitable procedures, the Toyota Boshoku group purchases raw materials, parts and equipment from a large number of suppliers throughout the world based on our basic purchasing policy. Together, we will grow by putting into practice the spirit of a win-win relationship while fulfilling our social responsibilities in the supply chain with the aim of enhancing corporate value.

Open, Fair and Transparent Trade and Implementation of CSR Activities in the Supply Chain

In addition to conducting purchasing activities based on a basic purchasing policy, we are working to strengthen CSR throughout the supply chain.

Basic purchasing policy

  1. Open and Fair Transactions
  2. Mutual Development through Mutual Trust
  3. Promotion of “Green Purchasing”
  4. Promotion of Local Purchasing as a Good Corporate Citizen
  5. Law-abidingness and maintaining Confidentiality

Promotion of CSR-related procurement

Toyota Boshoku requests the following for its basic supplier agreements: (1) Respect of human rights and building awareness for social responsibility in the supply chain; (2) Prohibiting bribery; (3) Ensuring fair transactions; and (4) Removing antisocial forces.
Furthermore, we comply with the Antimonopoly Act, subcontracting laws, labour laws, environmental laws, and other related laws in each country and region, and are working to strengthen CSR throughout the entire supply chain. In fiscal 2020, we implemented a CSR self-assessment for 444 suppliers in order to maintain and continue fair and transparent transactions. For the first time, we also conducted an anonymous supplier satisfaction survey for the same suppliers. Although there were many affirmative answers overall, we will sincerely respond to the issues and requests which were indicated in the survey.

Explanation of SDGs and guidelines at the supplier CSR briefing

Self-assessment on CSR

100% response rate from 444 companies

Number of companies scoring less than 50 points out of 100

A survey regarding supplier satisfaction

Main question items

Building a global procurement system

As the Toyota Boshoku group expands our business globally, we will proceed with local procurement while considering all aspects such as safety, quality, and cost. At the same time, our entire group will work together with our suppliers to pursue optimal global procurement. In fiscal 2020, we awarded suppliers who made great contributions in terms of quality, cost, and supply in Japan, the Americas, Asia/Oceania, China and Europe/Africa. As a response to COVID-19, the Global Annual Supplier Meeting was cancelled and we did not hold the supplier award ceremony. However, we produced web videos of the President’s message and our global procurement policy, and streamed the videos to 172 suppliers in Japan and other regions.

Held a management seminar run by Sunshine

At a management seminar run by Sunshine (a supplier group member of Toyota Boshoku), President Numa explained the company's initiatives to strengthen its corporate structure and create new value

Deployment of global Supplier Parts Tracking Team (SPTT) activities

The Toyota Boshoku group is promoting global SPTT activities to assure the quality of its products by helping suppliers in other regions enhance their production processes, from beginning with the production preparation stage to getting their businesses on track after the launch of new products. Such actions help create face-to-face ties between suppliers and various divisions, including purchasing, design and quality control, as well as enable problem solving and mutual benefits from different perspectives, notably in such areas as quality, amount, cost, distribution and timely delivery.
We will continue improving SPTT activities and rolling them out globally in order to provide customers with even better quality products.

Toyota Boshoku Group's Purchasing Information by Region


The Americas

Asia & Oceania

Europe & Africa


Promotion of green purchasing

The Toyota Boshoku group is strengthening our response to legal compliance related to various environmental regulations in respective countries and regions based on our Green Purchasing Guidelines, and working actively to reduce environmental burden. We also require our suppliers to establish environmental management systems (EMS) based on the acquisition of ISO certification aimed at creating a sustainable society.

ISO 14001 certification acquisition

Fiscal year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Supplier companies 87 90 310 310 310
Certified companies 87 90 282 283 283
Certification rate (%) 100 100 91 91 91