Promotion of CSR Procurement

To provide safe, secure products and services, the Asahi Group promotes CSR procurement in accordance with the following guidelines and laws, based on compliance with the Asahi Group Sustainable Procurement Principles and the Asahi Group Supplier Code of Conduct.

Water Risk Survey

We carry out surveys to analyze water risk in the production processes of raw materials and assess the financial impact of the risk on the Group's businesses.

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Supplier CSR Survey

We conducted a Supplier CSR Survey to find out about the CSR initiatives taken by our suppliers and carried out initiatives to address the issues.

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Commitment to Sustainable Palm Oil

Asahi Group Holdings joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in December 2016 and became a full member in July 2019.
Asahi Group Foods used the Book and Claim certification method for 1% of its total palm oil procurement in 2019 and plans to raise that percentage to 5% in 2020, and 25% in 2021.

Preventing abuse of superior bargaining position

In order not to take advantage of our superior position in business over others, the Asahi Group takes meticulous care not to unfairly act in a manner that corresponds to the items listed below in the context of normal business habits.

Article 2 Paragraph 9 Item v of the Antimonopoly Act

(a)
Causing the said party in regular transactions (including a party with whom one intends to have regular transaction newly; the same shall apply in (b) below) to purchase goods or services other than the one pertaining to the said transactions;
(b)
Causing the said party in regular transactions to provide for oneself money, services, or other economic benefits;
(c)
Refusing to receive goods pertaining to transactions from the said party, causing the said party to take back the goods pertaining to the transactions after receiving the said goods from the said party, delaying the payment of the transactions to the said party, or reducing the amount of the said payment, or otherwise establishing or changing trade terms or executing transactions in a way disadvantageous to the said party;

The Asahi Group is committed to full compliance with the Guidelines Concerning Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position under the Antimonopoly Act from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (updated June 16 2017).

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Procurement Clean Line System

The Procurement Clean Line System enables our suppliers and parties wishing to become our suppliers to report incidents where employees of the Asahi Group act in a manner contrary to the Asahi Group Sustainable Procurement Principles, or when they are involved in activities that appear not to comply with the law or social ethics. In 2019, no incidents were reported under this system.

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