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Green procurement

The JEOL Group is committed to reducing environmental impact in all aspects of its business activities, from material procurement to product shipment, service, maintenance, and disposal, and has issued the "JEOL Group Green Procurement Standards" to ensure reliable supply chain assurance.

JEOL Group Green Procurement Requirements

Version 5 (June 2010)
The JEOL Group is committed to activities to encourage environmental protection throughout the business cycle from material purchasing, product delivery, service, maintenance, and disposal.
We form on alliance with our clients, vendors, and partners to establish environmentally preferable procurement worldwide. To insure green procurement from our supply chain, we have defined a set of rules as the JEOL group Green Procurement Requirements.

1. Objective

The purpose of the JEOL Group Green Procurement Requirements is to contribute to the improvement of the global environment together with our business partners by clarifying prohibited and regulated substances used in our products, establishing methods for surveying and controlling chemical substances used in procured parts and materials, complying with environmental laws and regulations in each country, and reducing our environmental impact.

2. Scope

The requirements are applicable for all procurement items including raw materials and units consisting of products of the JEOL Group, devices, packaging materials, sub materials for production and facilities.

3. JEOL Group Green Procurement Overview

1. Overview of the System

  • We decide our adoption of procurement items based on the result of chemical substance survey.
    We request each of business partners to submit the chemical substance survey to ensure that the restricted substances are not included in the procurement items. In addition, we will conduct chemical substance analysis within the JEOL Group. For parts and units that include restricted substances, we request the business partners to offer alternatives.

  • We request business partners to work on the following to protect environment.
    (1) Chemical substances in the procurement items are under control
    (2)Being considerate of environmental improvement
    The JEOL Group evaluates the environmental policies and operation situation of business partners and conduct evaluation by the second-party audit, based on the above requests and according to the concept of environmental management system such as ISO 14001, etc.

  • In the event that the evaluation results of the above are not satisfying our standards, we will request the partner company to submit an improvement plan or switch to alternatives. Moreover, we may stop procurement subject to the result of evaluation that will be conducted afterwards. Individual regulations must be followed in different countries.
    We may ask for individual request based on the requirements.

2. Requirements to Business partners

We decide our dealing and the content of dealing with business partners based on the result of evaluation of approach to environmental management, policies and management system of chemical substances.

  • We request business partners to acquire the third-party certification of environment management system, or establish alternative system. If a third-party certification is acquired, we give priority to deal with the partner company.

  • JEOL Group will send “Green Procurement Supplier Evaluation List” to business partners and ask for their reply. The reply of this “Green Procurement Supplier Evaluation List” shall be evaluated.

  • Business partners are required to understand the efforts on environment of the JEOL Group and conclude “Green Contract”. The continued practice for improvement shall be evaluated through second-party audits, etc. periodically.

3. Requirements to Procurement Items

For procurement items, we present the kind of chemical substances to be controlled, and documents to submit, and how to submit and request the followings.

  • Non-use of chemical substance restricted by the JEOL Group and submission of the supporting document of Certificate of Non-Use of RoHS Designated Substances

  • Submission of information on chemical substances included in the parts and units

  • Submission of proposal of alternatives in case hazardous substances are included. Please refer to “Chemical Substance Survey for Procurement Items” for the designated hazardous substances.

4. Green Contract

JEOL Group concludes green contract with business partners upon evaluating the environmental policies and appropriateness of operation of business partners.
Moreover, there are cases when we conduct survey or audit to business partners to ensure that the contract is effective and that it is certainly complied.

5. Revision History

  • November 30, 2003
    JEOL Group's basic policy on the environment was published as Green Procurement Guidelines, clarifying the direction of how to identify chemical substances and how to manage procured items.

  • August 24, 2005 (2nd edition) G201-00
    In order to further promote global environmental conservation activities, we re-established the guidelines as Green Procurement Requirements and Survey Guidelines for Chemical Substances in Procurement Materials.

  • March 28, 2008 (3rd edition) G201-01
    In response to the clarification of the compliance period of the EU-RoHS Directive, etc. and environmental requirements from various countries, the JEOL Group's basic policy on the environment was further clarified as the Green Procurement Requirements, and the management and understanding method of chemical substances in procured items were clarified.

  • November 17, 2008 (4th edition) G201-02
    Based on the revision of the EU Battery Directive (2006/66/EC), requirements for batteries of the JEOL Group were added to the Survey Guidelines for Chemical Substances in Procurement Items (G202-02).

  • June 9, 2010 (5th edition) G301-00
    The Survey Guidelines for Chemical Substances in Procurement Items was deleted to eliminate duplicate instructions for RoHS compliance requirements for procurement items and to eliminate inconsistencies in the RoHS compliance schedule. In addition, the Green Contracts were clearly stated in the requirements, and the overall structure of this requirements was revised.

  • December 28, 2017 G302-00
    Addition of regulated substances to comply with additional regulated substance of phthalate and PFOA, an additional regulated substance under the Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc. of Chemical Substances, was made to the Survey Guidelines for Chemical Substances in Procurement Items. In addition, the request for data submission by JGPSSI, which is currently not rarely used, was deleted in conjunction with this change.

  • March 22, 2019 G303-00
    The contact information was removed from the Green Procurement Standards as the contact information for inquiries regarding the Green Procurement Standards has been consolidated to the contact information on the website. The Certificate of Non-Use of RoHS Designated Substance for submission to business partners has been changed to a new format with the addition of (EU)2015/863 prohibited substances.

Note: This document is subject to revision due to changes in social conditions or revisions to JEOL Group policies. Please refer to the latest version on the JEOL website.

Chemical Substance Survey for Procurement Items

1. Requirements for Procurement Items

We require all business partners who deliver purchased goods, raw materials, parts, units, sub-materials, packaging materials and equipment to JEOL Group to ensure that such materials do not contain prohibited/restricted chemical substances (below threshold values). We also require that they submit a Certificate of Non-use of RoHS Designated Substances to prove that.

2. Survey Method

Each partner company is requested to respond to the survey request from the JEOL Group Procurement Department regarding chemical substances contained in procured items. Business partners are requested to download and use the necessary documents and materials from the JEOL website for their responses.

3. JEOL Group Prohibited Substances

No Prohibited or restricted materials/substance groups Content/Threshold Remarks
1 Asbestos Prohibited  
2 Azo dyes and pigments Prohibited  
*3 Cadmium/Cadmium Compounds 100 ppm  
*4 Hexavalent chromium/Hexavalent chromium compounds 1000 ppm  
*5 Lead/Lead Compounds 1000 ppm  
*6 Mercury/Mercury compounds 1000 ppm  
7 Ozone Depleting Substances Prohibited  
*8 Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs) 1000 ppm  
*9 Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) 1000 ppm  
10 Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Prohibited  
11 Polychlorinated naphthalenes (more than 3 chlorine atoms) Prohibited  
12 Radioactive Substances Prohibited  
13 Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins Prohibited  
14 Tributyltin (TBT), Triphenyltin (TPT) Prohibited  
15 Tributyltin oxide (TBTO) Prohibited  
*16 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 1000 ppm CAS No.117-81-7
*17 Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) 1000 ppm CAS No.85-68-7
*18 Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 1000 ppm CAS No.84-74-2
*19 Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 1000 ppm CAS No.84-69-5
20 Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and esters Prohibited  

Note: Substances restricted by RoHS marked with * are exempted. For details, please check the official websites of public institutions.

4. Documents to be submitted

Documents to be submitted to the JEOL Group are based on the Certificate of Non-use of RoHS Designated Substances, and one of the following should be submitted when possible.

  • Certificate of Non-use of RoHS Designated Substances

    • Attachment 1(G001)/Attachment 2(G016): Response sheet/Certificate of Non-Use of RoHS Designated Substances
    • Certificate of Non-use of RoHS Designated Substances by Business Partner’s Own Form

    Please fill in the RoHS judgment (conformity/non-conformity, exemptions) for the subject goods by referring to the entry example posted with the form, and then submit the form.

  • Other evidences

    Please submit data in other formats that conform to the chemical substance information formats standardized by various industrial associations.
    (Examples: measurement data, specific chemical substance information sheets, MSDS-PLUS, ingredient tables in other companies' formats, catalogs and specifications describing chemical substances, etc.)

  • 4M Change Application Form

    When changing the manufacturing method (processing method, materials, manufacturing equipment, workers), please report in writing (4M Change Application Form) in advance and obtain approval from the Production Engineering Department before delivering goods that do not contain regulated substances.

5. Handling of submitted documents and data

  • JEOL registers and manages the information on chemical substance content submitted by business partners in a database, and compiles and summarizes the information as necessary.

  • JEOL will not disclose the information to outside parties without obtaining approval from business partners, except for information that has been publicly disclosed.

  • However, data information on the types and quantities of chemical substances contained in products will be managed by the JEOL Group and may be submitted to external parties upon request.