Yamaha Supplier CSR Code of Conduct
All Yamaha Group Suppliers are expected to comply, in all business activities, with each of the following standards, in addition to national and municipal laws, rules, and regulations, while also respecting international norms of behavior. Furthermore, Suppliers shall also encourage next-tier suppliers to comply with this Code of Conduct and shall obtain information from those suppliers necessary to ensure compliance with the Code. In cases where these standards do not conform to national or local laws, etc., endeavors shall be made to find a way to respect the standards.
A. Labor and Human Rights
- No Forced Labor
The free will of all workers shall be respected and forced labor shall not be used. Conditions of employment shall be provided in advance in a language the worker can understand. Workers shall not be required to hand over their passports, official identity documents, or work permits.
- No Child Labor
Children under the minimum employment age are not to be employed. Engaging with businesses that jeopardize the health and safety of workers under the age of 18 shall not be allowed.
- Appropriate Working Hours
Weekly working hours as defined by local regulations shall not be exceeded. Workers shall be allowed at least one day off per week.
- Fair Wages and Benefits
Pay shall meet or exceed the minimum wage as defined by local regulations. Payment shall be accompanied by a pay statement and shall be made directly to the worker without delay. There shall be no unfair wage reductions.
- No Inhumane Treatment
The human rights of workers shall be respected and there shall be no inhumane treatment such as harassment or abuse. Measures shall be implemented to prevent and manage inhumane behavior.
There shall be no discrimination in hiring or employment practices based on race, skin color, nationality, age, gender and sexual orientation/gender identity, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, religion, political opinion, labor union membership, marital status, or any other factor irrelevant to business.
- Guarantee of Workers’ Rights
Suppliers shall respect the rights of workers to associate freely, join or refrain from joining labor unions, bargain collectively, engage in peaceful assembly, and other such actions in accordance with local laws and regulations. Efforts shall be made to ensure that workers can communicate openly with management without fear of discrimination, reprisal, intimidation or harassment. Employees shall not be unlawfully terminated.
- Handling of Conflict Minerals
Suppliers shall endeavor not to use so-called conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, gold) in their products when doing so would directly or indirectly finance or profit armed groups engaging in flagrant violations of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, other surrounding countries, etc.
B. Occupational Safety
- Safety in the Course of Duties
Suppliers shall understand the work environment and operations, and implement appropriate technical, administrative, and preventive measures to address potential hazards and risks in order to ensure the safety of workers. Workers shall be provided with safety and health information and training, and any necessary protective equipment. Suppliers shall take appropriate measures and proper consideration shall be given to reduce health and safety risks for expectant and nursing mothers.
- Accident Prevention and Emergency Preparedness
Suppliers shall prepare countermeasures by evaluating risks associated with potential disasters, accidents, etc., and any necessary training or drills shall be performed. Suppliers shall conduct facility safety inspections, secure evacuation routes, and install and maintain disaster prevention equipment.
- Prevention of Occupational Injury and Illness
Suppliers shall understand the state of occupational injury and illness and implement preventive measures. Workers shall be provided with medical examinations in accordance with local regulations.
- Management of Physically Demanding Work
Suppliers shall identify and manage physically demanding work that may pose a hazard to either physical or mental health, so as not to cause occupational injury or illness.
- Machine and Equipment Safety Measures
Suppliers shall implement safety evaluations of machinery and equipment, so as not to cause occupational injury or illness.
- Healthy and Safe Facilities
Workers shall be provided with a healthy and safe working environment (e.g. housing facilities, cafeterias, toilets, etc.).
C. Environmental Conservation
- Compliance with Environmental Regulations
Suppliers shall obtain and maintain required environmental permits and fulfill reporting requirements in accordance with local regulations.
- Resource and Energy Saving
Suppliers shall endeavor to conserve resources and energy in all business operations.
- Wastewater Management
Suppliers shall prevent the discharge of hazardous wastewater into the environment.
- Air Emission Management
Suppliers shall endeavor to reduce the release of harmful substances, greenhouse gases, and ozone-depleting substances into the atmosphere.
- Proper Disposal of Solid Waste
Suppliers shall endeavor to reduce solid waste and implement proper solid waste disposal.
- Management of Chemical Substances
Suppliers shall identify any chemicals which would be harmful if released into the environment, endeavor to reduce usage of such chemicals and switch to using less harmful substances, and work to prevent leakages.
- Management of Hazardous Substances
Suppliers shall identify hazardous substances contained in their products and ensure regulatory compliance.
- Conservation of Biodiversity
Suppliers shall consider the impact on biodiversity of all business activities that include the use of natural resources and strive to minimize adverse effects. With respect to timber resources, Suppliers shall comply with the standards outlined in "E. Sustainable Timber Resources".
- Prohibition of All Forms of Corruption and Bribery
Any and all forms of corrupt practices, including bribery, corruption, and extortion, shall be prohibited.
- Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Behavior
Management practices shall ensure the absence of actions which inhibit fair competition.
- Information Disclosure
Information regarding management and business activities, finances, and performance shall be properly disclosed without falsification of any form.
- Provision of Appropriate Product Information
Accurate product and service information shall be provided to customers and consumers.
- Early Detection and Prevention of Fraud
Measures to protect whistleblowers shall be adopted to ensure that workers can report acts of fraud without fear of retaliation.
- Protection of Intellectual Property
Intellectual property rights shall be respected and preserved.
- Protection of Personal Information
All business-related personal information of customers, suppliers, consumers, workers, etc. shall be adequately protected.
E. Sustainable Timber Resources
- Suppliers using forest resources and engaging in activities such as logging shall comply with the following:
- The source of procured timber shall be clearly identifiable.
- Procured timber shall have undergone reliable forest certification whenever possible.
- Procured timber shall not have been obtained as a result of illegal logging or trading.
- Sustainability of endangered tree species shall be considered.
- Procured timber shall not be derived from logging of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF).
- Procured timber shall not include genetically modified tree species.
- Procured timber shall not be derived from logging of natural forests which destroys ecosystems.
- Timber procurement practices shall have no adverse effects on local communities, such as violation of the rights of indigenous peoples.
Established: March 2015
Revised: January 2020
Related information and data
Policies and Guidelines
- Yamaha Group Sustainability Policy
- Yamaha Group Human Rights Policy
- Yamaha Group DE&I Policy
- Yamaha Group Environmental Policy
- Yamaha Eco-Products program
- Yamaha Group Purchasing Philosophy
- Yamaha Supplier CSR Code of Conduct
- Yamaha Group Timber Procurement Policy
- Yamaha Group Green Procurement Policy
- Yamaha Compliance Code of Conduct