Supply Chain

Supply Chain

We also gives consideration to human rights, labor and the environment in our supply chain and business investments. We do this through sustainability management tailored to each business activity. Through this, we have built a sustainable value chain. This is leading to an improvement in the competitiveness and corporate value of the ITOCHU ENEX Group.

Supply Chain Code of Conduct

We expect and encourage our suppliers to understand and implement the following items as our Supply Chain Sustainability Code of Conduct.

  1. Respect the human rights of all of its employees and not engage in inhumane treatment, including discrimination, harassment, abuse and corporal punishment.

  2. Prohibit forced labor or child labor including the employment of children under the minimum working age.

  3. Prohibit employment discrimination based on characteristics including but not limited to gender, race, and religion.

  4. Comply with statutory minimum wages, strive to exceed living wages, and not unjustly reduce wages.

  5. Respect the freedom of association and right to collective bargaining of its employees and ensure that labor-management discussions on working conditions and environment are held, as appropriate.

  6. Comply with statutory working hour restrictions. Properly manage its employees' working hours, provide holidays and paid leave as necessary and strictly prohibit excessive overtime work.

  7. Take necessary measures to provide a safe, hygienic and healthy working environment to its employees.

  8. Consider potential and existing impacts on local communities and the environment with regards to its business activities – such as impacts on nearby biodiverse habitats or pollution of the local ecosystem. Take the necessary measures to reduce its consumption of energy, water and other natural resources, as well as its emissions of greenhouse gases and waste.

  9. Comply with all applicable local and international laws and regulations. Ensure its compliance with fair business practices and anti-corruption.

  10. Disclose information on all items listed above in a timely and appropriate manner.

Collaboration for Reducing Supply Chain CO2 Emissions

We work together with our partners and other companies in our industries to advance the development of delivery networks, with the aim of building efficient transportation networks across the entire supply chain. As a Known Shipper under the revised Act on Rationalizing Energy Use, we are also taking action to lower CO2 emissions from product shipping. This includes offering eco-driving courses to contracted transportation service representatives, dispatchers, and drivers. In addition to promoting safe driving practices aimed at reducing accidents during shipping, these courses help to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain by teaching eco-friendly habits such as turning off the engine when stopped, fuel-saving driving techniques, and anger management. Similar training is also provided to our employees who operate company vehicles.

Nationwide Logistics Safety Conference

Asphalt Department holds meetings of the Nationwide Logistics Safety Conference with transportation companies and partner companies involved in land transport. We work to strengthen awareness of and initiatives for the entire supply chain with the aim of ensuring safety and sustainability. We provide explanations at meetings of the Conference that cooperation of transportation companies is indispensable for the supply of asphalt, explanations about our security policy based on the revised Industrial Safety and Health Act, cases of incidents involving asphalt lorries and carbon neutral petroleum products, and exchange information and opinions.