Supply Chain Management
Sustainable collaborative relationships with business partners (suppliers) are essential for the SG Holdings Group to conduct sustained business. We are a corporate group supported by approximately 16,000 subcontractors. The sustainability of subcontractors is one of the issues we face in our business.
To ensure the prosperity of our business partners (suppliers), we have established the SG Holdings Group Business Partner CSR Guidelines indicating the Group's views on CSR and corporate stance on procurement.
These guidelines require business partners to understand and corporate concerning 1) legal compliance, 2) maintenance and improvement of safety and security, 3) consideration for human rights and work environments, 4) fair trade transactions, 5) consideration for the global environment, 6) preservation of information security and 7) coexistence with local communities.
Business Partner CSR Guidelines
- Legal compliance
We will strictly comply with domestic and foreign laws, and carry out fair and impartial business activities based on corporate ethics.
- Maintenance and improvement of safety and security
We will consider safety and security to be our highest-priority issues. We will make every effort to maintain and improve safety together with our business partners.
- Consideration for human rights and work environments
We will respect basic human rights and ensure a safe and sanitary work environment. We will also strictly comply with any applicable regional laws.
- Fair trade transactions
We will carry out contact with our business partners with an attitude of sincerity, and provide opportunities for free and fair competition. We will strive for co-existence and mutual prosperity with our business partners by building proper relationships of trust.
- Consideration for the global environment
We will take measures to prevent global warming and air pollution, and promote business activities with consideration for the global environment.
- Preservation of information security
We will carry out strict management of confidential information and personal information related to our business activities, and take steps to prevent acts such as information leakage, theft, and manipulation.
- Coexistence with local communities
We will aid in the development of domestic and overseas regional communities, and strive for co-existence with society together with our business partners.
Ensuring Safety at Business Partners (Suppliers)
The SG Holdings Group holds "Achieving a safe and secure transportation society" as a key CSR issue. We engage in a variety of initiatives such as safety patrols and seminars for long-haul transportation companies that are our main business partners (suppliers) in order to eliminate traffic accidents from society.
Long-haul Transport Safety Patrols
Sagawa Express Long-haul Transport Safety Patrols are performed once every year for the purpose of preventing traffic accidents and vehicle breakdowns involving long-distance highway drivers. Midway roll calls and vehicle inspections are carried out in service areas and parking areas on major highways nationwide in an effort to raise awareness aimed at preventing vehicular accidents and vehicle breakdowns.
Long-haul Transport Partner Company Safety Seminars
Management executives of long-haul transport partner companies are invited in an effort to share information on safety required for trucking business operators. In fiscal 2017, we invited external lecturers and held seminars in two locations in the Kanto and Kansai regions on addressing the labor shortage and improving the work environment, which have become problems in the transportation industry.
Long-haul Transport Terminal Inspections
Long-haul Transport Terminal Inspections for providing encouragement and performing routine inspections are carried out annually for drivers of long-haul transportation companies who arrive at Sagawa Express sales offices and hub centers. Managers including Sales Office Managers of Sagawa Express and employees of long-haul transport companies cooperate in all locations of Sagawa Express to perform vehicle inspections prior to departure using special check sheets.