Addressing the attendees on
business activities based on strict compliance
With a view to building mutually beneficial relationships with our business partners, the Chiyoda Group work together as a group to fulfill social responsibility through various projects execution.
Recently, companies are being requested to promote strict compliance to their business partners as well and to share significance of compliance and CSR with them. For the further promotion of our CSR with the business partners including supply chain management, we have been making efforts to familiarize them with our Corporate Philosophy, CSR Visions and various rules. For this purpose, we have delivered “CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY” to business partners thorough supply chain, and requested them to follow our CSR policy and rules.
Standard business agreement with business partners specifies compliance with construction law, labor standard law, employment security law, industrial safety and health law, workmen’s accident compensation insurance law, and other applicable laws and regulations. In addition, in order to exclude anti-social forces, anti-social exclusion clauses are incorporated to promote CSR procurement in the entire supply chain including business partners.
Also at the annual meeting of the sub-contractors, "Chiyoda Group CSR Handbook" were handed them.
Amid the ongoing changes in the business environment, including the growing size of plants, the increasing sophistication in equipment and demands for earlier project completion, it is becoming increasingly important to select the best suppliers and supervise their work by using our quality management systems.
To maintain mutually beneficial relationships in procurement, the Chiyoda Group requests business partners to cooperate in the following areas.
Training in welding a reactor vessel
The Chiyoda Group's Corporate Environmental Policy is to optimize the consumption of resources and energy so as to provide customers with facilities, machinery, equipment and processes that have the least possible environmental impact. As part of this policy, we promote Green Procurement, and we have established Green Procurement promotion guidelines based on the policies endorsed by the Ministry of Environment regarding the promotion of procurement activities of environmentally friendly items, and have been making efforts to familiarize personnel inside and outside our organization with these guidelines since 2006.
The following are examples of our activities:
Green Procurement questionnaires to suppliers/manufacturers
In connection with the "Green Procurement Promotion Guidelines", we have been conducting surveys regularly since 2008. We have analyzed those responses in order to incorporate them in our procurement activities, covering in this manner this aspect of social responsibility pertaining the field of procurement. We received responses from about 40 suppliers/manufacturers in 2015.
* Green Procurement: The procurement activities in which ecologically correct
equipment and materials are prioritized.
Thorough energy conservation efforts in logistics
During the construction period of the ultra-large scale LNG plants in Qatar (3 years and 3 months), we have procured 2.5 million freight tons (equivalent to the volume of two Tokyo Domes) of equipment and materials from over 20 countries, and transported them to the construction sites.
We shared the logistics information among these projects and ensured that the cargoes were consolidated and the vessels were shared. As a result, we could successfully minimize the number of vessels, not only reducing the transportation costs, but also greatly contributing to the reduction of CO2 emission by cutting down the amount of energy consumed. In the same way, we make efforts in energy saving by efficient and optimized transportation for projects in these years such as LNG plant in Papua New Guinea, Coker unit project in Saudi Arabia and polycrystalline silicon plants in Malaysia.
We ask equipment and materials suppliers and manufacturers who wish to start business with our group to submit environmental survey questionnaire and then we conduct an assessment for environmental preservation activities, green procurement, pollution and waste treatment approach. We received responses from about 70 new suppliers/manufacturers in 2015.