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Pillar 2Sound Management

Fair Operating Practices

Working Together with Business Partners

The TOMY Group seeks to work together with its suppliers and other business partners to maintain and improve appropriate factory working conditions.

TOMY Group Responsible Procurement Guidelines

The TOMY Group has always worked hard not only to provide safe products of superior quality, but also to fulfill our social responsibilities by respecting human rights throughout the manufacturing of those products and ensuring environment-conscious business operations. To date, we have asked our suppliers to uphold the TOMY Code of Conduct for Manufacturers, which includes environmental and social issues, and incorporated those commitments into our business contracts. Over recent years, however, we have witnessed an increase in various demands from the international community in areas such as human rights and the environment. In light of these changing expectations, we have defined “responsible procurement” as one of our eight material issues, reviewed the TOMY Code of Conduct for Manufacturers in fiscal 2019, and set up the TOMY Group Responsible Procurement Guidelines in May 2020.

■Items Covered in the New Guidelines
TOMY Code of Conduct for Manufacturers
  • 1. No Child Labor
  • 2. No Forced Labor
  • 3. No Discrimination
  • 4. No Harassment
  • 5. Freedom of Association
  • 6. Working Hours and Compensation
  • 7. Occupational Safety and Health
  • 8. Environment and Sustainability
  • 9. Legal Compliance
  • 10. Subcontracting
  • 11. Auditing
  • 12. Announcements
TOMY Group Responsible Procurement Guidelines
  • 1. Human Rights
  • 1-1. Prohibiting Child Labor
  • 1-2. Prohibiting Forced Labor
  • 1-3. Eliminating Discrimination
  • 1-4. Prohibiting Harassment
  • 1-5. Guaranteeing Freedom of Association
  • 1-6. Controlling Long Working Hours
  • 1-7. Offering Appropriate Wages
  • 2. Occupational Safety and Health
  • 2-1. Workplace Safety and Health
  • 2-2. Preventing Occupational Accidents or Diseases
  • 2-3. The Safety and Health of Industrial Facilities and Equipment
  • 2-4. Employee Health Management
  • 3. Environment
  • 3-1. Minimizing Environmental Impact
  • 3-2. Managing Chemical Substances
  • 4. Fair Operating Practices
  • 4-1. Upholding Laws and Regulations
  • 4-2. Anti-bribery Measures
  • 4-3. Protecting Intellectual Property
  • 4-4. Protecting Personal Information
  • 4-5. Electronic Data Security
  • 4-6. Sub-contractors
  • 5. Improving the Quality of Products and Services
  • 5-1. Guaranteeing Safe and Secure Product Quality
  • 5-2. Appropriate Labeling
  • 6. Miscellaneous
  • 6-1. Auditing
  • 6-2. Announcements

Going forward, we intend to ensure full and deep awareness of the TOMY Group Responsible Procurement Guidelines across the Group, and hold presentations and other activities for business partners to ensure they understand the guidelines and cooperate in their implementation.

TOMY Group Responsible Procurement Guidelines (PDF)

Joint Initiative between TOMY COC Team and TOMY Hong Kong

At TOMY Hong Kong, we manage the production of products destined for the American and European markets as well as licenser products, which are subject to especially strong Code of Conduct standards. We work with business partners to maintain appropriate management and operation of production facilities based on the TOMY Code of Conduct (COC) by advocating human rights, ensuring the health and safety of employees, and promoting a sustainable environment. Any actual inspection activities follow a set COC-based program that involves holding a kickoff meeting, visiting facilities, interviewing employees, reviewing documentation, and convening a concluding meeting.

Network Briefing for Business Partners

The TOMY Group strives to strengthen cooperation primarily with its suppliers. This cooperation involves sharing revisions in legislation and TOMY product quality rules as well as examples to help improve safety and product quality, and issues identified in production factories. Our annual network briefing for business partners has been running for over ten years now, where we offer safety and product quality-related programs. In 2019, we also introduced some new sessions relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), TOMY Group social responsibility policy, and our newly defined material issues.

Network briefing
Network briefing

Fair Operating Practices

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