Green Procurement

Procurement Management

Green Procurement

Promoting ROHM Group's Green Procurement

ROHM Group recognizes the importance of natural capital as stated in its environmental policy, and has made the promotion of efforts that contribute to and take into consideration the global environment as an important management issue. Aiming for the sustained development of society without destroying the global environment requires recycling business activities with a lower impact on the environment. ROHM Group not only complies with environmental laws, regulations, treaties and international guidelines throughout the entire supply chain, but is also engaged in the procurement of environmentally friendly parts and materials.

As legal regulations on the management of chemical substances become increasingly stringent, ROHM Group has worked to increase the precision of investigations of chemical substances contained in the parts and materials it procures to promote green procurement. The Group has created a system for not procuring prohibited substances by screening the substances contained in parts and materials by referring to ROHM’s own standards and only registering those that meet the standards in the “Procurement System” as allowed products. Furthermore, in order to ask suppliers to conduct thorough management of chemical substances contained in products, ROHM Group issues green procurement guidelines and product chemical substance management standards, and asks them to confirm compliance with the designated standards for the parts and materials handled.

In fiscal 2019, ROHM conducted a survey of chemical substances contained in products for 512 companies and received responses from 489 companies.As a result of our evaluation based on ROHM Group's own criteria, three suppliers did not meet some of our requirements. We have informed them of the corrections. Currently, they are improving the indications.

Evaluation Result

Evaluation Category Number of Target Companies Percentage of Total Corresponding
A 80% or more 486 94.9% -
B 40% or more
Less than 80%
3 0.6%
  • Check the chemical substances contained in products questionnaire, and identify issues and situations of suppliers based on items with low scores.
  • Requests for improvement are sent to suppliers.
C Less than 40% 0 0%
  • We support suppliers to improve their evaluations to 40% or more.
Total 489  

Target for Green Procurement by 2025


Raise the accuracy of environmental management of suppliers to be evaluated to the pass level set by confirming the self-evaluation results of suppliers and providing feedback, improvement requests and support.

【Achievement Indicator】

Self-assessment pass rate for environmental management system: 100%