Supply Chain CSR

Procurement Guidelines

Procurement Guidelines/ Epson Supplier Code of Conduct

To achieve the goals stated in its Management Philosophy, Epson believes that it is essential for suppliers to understand the Management Philosophy and to comply with the Epson Supplier Code of Conduct.

The Epson Group Procurement Guidelines were created in 2005 to inform suppliers about Epson’s procurement policies and requirements. In 2008, the Epson Supplier Code of Conduct was added as an appendix to the Epson Group Supplier Guidelines. Epson’s Code of Conduct was based on the code of conduct created by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), now called the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

The Epson Group Procurement Guidelines reflect international requirements. They are intended to help ensure that our suppliers work with us as partners to meet quality, cost, and delivery (QCD) obligations and maintain compliance with requirements in areas such as human rights, labor, the environment, ethics, and health and safety. Rev. 4.0, released in November 2018, is the latest version of the Epson Group Procurement Guidelines. The content was revised to maintain consistency with the latest RBA Code of Conduct. The Epson Supplier Code of Conduct is now a major part of the Procurement Guidelines and will be available in multiple languages.

Over the 15-year history of the Guidelines, we have asked our key suppliers to signify their consent to Epson’s requirements by signing a Supplier Agreement.

Requirements Under Supplier Code of Conduct

The Epson Supplier Code of Conduct, which is part of the Epson Group Procurement Guidelines, is based on the RBA Code of Conduct. It specifies requirements in the areas of labor, health and safety, environmental, management, and ethics. Additional original Epson requirements cover such topics as trade control and security, as well as information security in the supply chain.