Our relationship with business partners

Tamron respects human rights, ensures compliance with laws and regulations, and establishes good relationships with business partners to grow and contribute to society together.

In order to contribute to society in accordance with its CSR policy, Tamron works together with its business partners to comply with laws and regulations, and continually aspires to serve as a partner that delivers high quality products and services. For product and environmental quality, we conduct surveys to check the status of our suppliers through on-site and paper-based audits in accordance with our assessment standards. We also request suppliers' CSR activities comply with the Tamron Supplier Code of Conduct and monitor if they do so. Tamron only does business with companies that act in accordance with these standards.

Conflict minerals

The term "conflict minerals" refers to certain minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries in Africa, the profit from the trade of which, provided through the global supply chain, is alleged to be funding armed groups that are causing human rights violations or environmental destruction is of great concern.

On the basis of the conflict minerals policy, Tamron is working together with business partners to identify the history of minerals used in its products with the aim of avoiding the use of conflict minerals.

Conflict minerals policy

Tamron has adopted a policy of non-use of conflict-affected minerals as raw materials to fulfill its social responsibility in its procurement practices.

Tamron is working together with business partners to identify the history of minerals used in its products with the aim of avoiding the use of conflict minerals.

Tamron would like our business partners to understand the international circumstances surrounding the conflict minerals issue and support us in not using conflict minerals.

By cooperating with surveys and audits conducted by Tamron, we expect our business partners to join Tamron in carrying out the responsible procurement of necessary minerals.