Supply Chain Management

Main initiatives and results in the year ended March 31, 2017

The Nikon Group procures raw materials and components for products from around 1,700 procurement partners as of March 31, 2017. We consider around 700 of these procurement partners to be our major procurement partners. When looking at the transactional value of these major procurement partners, most are located in countries where Nikon operates its major production sites, with 23% in Japan, 40% in China, and 28% in Thailand.
To prevent the use of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold) extracted or brokered by armed groups causing human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighboring countries, Nikon carried out country-of-origin surveys on these four minerals used in its products. For the 2016 survey, Nikon received responses from 99% of the 740 procurement partners it surveyed.

The Nikon Group carries out honest and fair materials procurement in accordance with the Nikon Basic Procurement Policy, which was established to ensure a continuous supply of products that meet the expectations of customers, build a better society and global environment as well as realize sustainable growth for the Group.

Based on the Nikon CSR Procurement Standards, we work together with procurement partners to ensure that materials are supplied in a socially responsible manner in consideration of various issues, including corruption, human rights, and environmental protection.

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