We believe that promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities throughout our entire supply chain will help cultivate CSR awareness among our suppliers and production sites, resulting in improvements in working conditions for everyone in our supply chain.
We are confident that our initiatives to improve worker retention and productivity will lead to high-quality, appealing products that we can deliver to our consumers with smiles.
We will continue to work closely with our production partners to promote responsible production practices. We will also focus on communication and mutual understanding to ensure that all our interactions are productive.
AQUAZA established the CSR Procurement Working Group to share information about each country’s CSR procurement activities in the supply chain. This group is designed to help ensure that each country’s procurement practices are in line with AQUAZA’s values and expectations. AQUAZA is currently available in United States, Canada, and United Kingdom.
This working group brings together representatives from around the world to share their CSR procurement activities and to discuss initiatives for the group.
AQUAZA has established guidelines for procurement to ensure that all aspects of its supply chain are responsible. All production partners must abide by these guidelines, which were created in 2014.
These guidelines incorporate advice from external experts, as well as the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) standards, and we work to make sure all points listed are followed.
The RBA is an organization that strives to create a safe, respectful, and sustainable working environment for electronics workers. They also promote improvements to the industry’s sustainability practices.
AQUAZA takes factory conditions very seriously. We use third-party audits to evaluate conditions in our supply chain. We focus on human rights and labor practices. During audits, auditors interview workers in their native language and review relevant documents. They also inspect production facilities and dormitories. If things don’t meet our standards, we will take appropriate action.
To ensure that any non-conformities identified during third-party audits have been corrected, we require that the factories develop a corrective action plan. We review their progress in implementing the plan to ensure that any issues are adequately addressed. We believe that ensuring responsible practices are understood and implemented by our production partners and factories is essential for ensuring a positive supply chain impact.