Thorough Fair Business Dealings

Procurement Management

Thorough Fair Business Dealings

The business activities of ROHM Group are made possible by the cooperation and support of many business partners. ROHM Group Business Conduct Guidelines that serves as the basic code of ethics for conducting business activities also mentions equal and fair dealings, stating "All officers and employees comply with the law which relates to the purchase transactions and will never abuse our position to force suppliers into unfair circumstances".

ROHM has created mechanisms for preventing corruption such as embezzlement and bribery, and thoroughly educates and informs its employees to ensure dealings with business partners are fair and ethical.

1. Procurement Strategy Meeting

The ROHM Group holds the All ROHM Procurement Strategy Meeting once a year, to discusses the procurement strategies and issues of the fiscal year.

The representatives of the procurement divisions of all bases meet to make sure that in all procurement operations, ROHM Group procurement policies and rules for CSR procurement are instilled.

  • Procurement strategy meeting (2019)
    Procurement strategy meeting (2019)

2. Education on the Subcontractors Act

In order to conduct fair dealings, each employee of ROHM Group must not forget that they are the "face of ROHM" as they build and maintain healthy relationships with our business partners. An understanding of the recently discussed Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors (Subcontractors Act) is necessary to achieve this.
ROHM Group conducts e-learning on the Subcontractors Act to provide employees with a deeper understanding of the Act and enable them to conduct dealings in compliance with the law.

3. "Conduct Guidelines" Training

In order to ensure that members of the ROHM Group Procurement Department not to have a private interest with business partners, we have formulated “Conduct Guidelines for Business Partners” and thoroughly educated the procurement department employees to ensure compliance based on ethics.

4. Promotion of Fair Trade Program

We have established a mechanism to maintain fair and fair procurement activities by rotating the work in charge within up to 60 months so that there is no conflict between procurement staff and specific business partners.

5. Feedback on Compliance Survey Results

ROHM conducts surveys of our business partners through a third-party organization to investigate compliance of ROHM employees in order to establish an environment where scandals and impropriety do not arise and are not caused with business partners in day-to-day operations. Feedback on the results of the survey is provided to employees including officers in an effort to prevent impropriety such as collusion and embezzlement.