Esclavitud moderna y trata de personas

INTRODUCTION FROM MASAYUKI HIGUCHI,

PRESIDENT & CEO OF FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.

 

FUJFILM SonoSite, Inc. (“SonoSite”) is a manufacturer of bedside and point-of-care ultrasound equipment in the Medical Device and Imaging Technologies sector.

We are a part of the group of companies owned by FUJIFILM Corporation (“FUJIFILM Group”). Our ultimate parent company is FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. Both FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and FUJIFILM Corporation have their head offices in Japan.

The FUJIFILM Group is dedicated to developing mutually beneficial partnership relationships with suppliers. Through our procurement policies and procedures the FUJIFILM Group fosters social and environmental responsibility, while encouraging fair trade and free enterprise in international markets.

El Grupo FUJIFILM se compromete a mejorar las prácticas para combatir cualquier tipo de esclavitud y trata de personas. Las empresas del Grupo FUJIFILM están obligadas a realizar sus actividades de acuerdo con la Carta de Comportamiento Corporativo del Grupo FUJIFILM y el Código de Conducta del Grupo FUJIFILM , que recogen una serie de principios éticos corporativos como la prevención de la esclavitud y de la trata de personas en las actividades llevadas a cabo por estas empresas. Como parte del compromiso del Grupo FUJIFILM con estos principios, en junio del 2015 FUJIFILM Corporation adoptó la Guía de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa para la Contratación de Proveedores ("Guía para proveedores"), en la que se solicita que los proveedores cumplan con los principios de ética corporativa en una serie de áreas en las que los derechos humanos se pueden ver afectados. Incluye la prohibición de los trabajos forzados, la explotación infantil y el trato inhumano. A pesar de los avances logrados, la Guía para Proveedores sigue en proceso de implantación en las empresas del Grupo FUJIFILM situadas fueras de Asia. De todas formas, FUJIFILM Corporation ha seguido avanzando en responsabilidad social corporativa en las actividades locales de compra y en su compromiso con el respeto a los derechos humanos, tal y como queda recogido en los siguientes artículos: http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/sustainability/svp2017/process/policy03/valuechain/01.html http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/sustainability/svp2017/process/policy03/cprm/04.html

Estructura de la organización

SonoSite has over 850 employees and direct operations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Korea, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and India.

Nuestra empresa

SonoSite is the world leader in bedside and point-of-care ultrasound equipment, and an industry leader in ultra high-frequency micro-ultrasound technology. SonoSite systems are used by over 21 medical specialties and provide clinicians around the world with a cost effective tool for improving patient safety and workflow efficiency. We are represented by 24 subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries.

Nuestras cadenas de abastecimiento

Our supply chains include products and services sourced from both domestic and foreign suppliers. To assist in the development and manufacturing of our ultrasound equipment, we source a wide range of products and services from our suppliers, including raw materials, packaging and development services. Our current foreign suppliers include both small and large scale providers, and are located in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

Nuestras políticas sobre esclavitud y trata de personas

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We comply with the FUJIFILM Group Charter for Corporate Behaviour and FUJIFILM Group Code of Conduct which reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and promoting this approach in our supply chains.

Nuestros procedimientos para prevenir la esclavitud y la trata de personas

All FUJIFILM Group staff around the world are required to abide by the FUJIFILM Group Charter for Corporate Behaviour and FUJIFILM Group Code of Conduct in order to ensure that all FUJIFILM Group companies exhibit and promote ethical business activities. FUJIFILM Group companies are required to complete an annual checklist which requires them to answer questions on their measures to prevent forced and child labor in connection with their compliance with the FUJIFILM Group Charter for Corporate Behaviour and FUJIFILM Group Code of Conduct.

En el caso de los productos comercializados procedentes de FUJIFILM Corporation, se espera que el personal de contratación de FUJIFILM Corporation identifique y evalúe las zonas de posible riesgo en la cadena de abastecimiento y colabore con los proveedores para que estos actúen de acuerdo con la Guía para Proveedores.

Como parte de nuestras propias iniciativas para identificar y gestionar los riesgos de los productos y servicios procedentes de nuestra propias empresas, nuestro personal de contratación trabaja para mitigar el riesgo de que se den situaciones de esclavitud y trata de personas en nuestras cadenas de abastecimiento obligando a los proveedores a que permitan las inspecciones reglamentarias en las instalaciones dedicadas a los productos y/o servicios suministrados o a su producción, y a cooperar durante dichas inspecciones. Además, nuestros proveedores garantizan que todos los bienes proporcionados se han producido, entregado y suministrado en estricto cumplimiento de todas las leyes y disposiciones aplicables, incluyendo la igualdad de oportunidades de empleo y discriminación positiva.

Adhesión de los proveedores a nuestros valores y nuestra ética

Promovemos acciones para prohibir la esclavitud y la trata de personas en nuestra cadena de abastecimiento.

En el caso de los productos comercializados procedentes de FUJIFILM Corporation, se espera que los proveedores cumplan con los principios de ética corporativa expuestos en la Guía para Proveedores. Además,el objetivo de FUJIFILM Corporation es plasmar esas normas en los acuerdos de cooperación con los proveedores y socios empresariales. FUJIFILM Corporation celebra sesiones informativas para estos proveedores y socios empresariales con la intención de incrementar el entendimiento mutuo. Con el fin de controlar los esfuerzos en materia de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa (RSC), se ha distribuido una lista de comprobación RSC como proveedor de Fujifilm. A lo largo del año, FUJIFILM Corporation ha adoptado una serie de medidas para garantizar que, para finales del año fiscal actual, los proveedores y socios empresariales responsables de más del 80 % del total del suministro de cada división empresarial de FUJIFILM Corporation y las empresas del Grupo FUJIFILM en China la estarán utilizando.

En el caso de los productos comercializados procedentes de FUJIFILM Corporation, se espera que el personal de contratación de FUJIFILM Corporation identifique y evalúe las zonas de posible riesgo en la cadena de abastecimiento y colabore con los proveedores para que estos actúen de acuerdo con la Guía para Proveedores.

As part of our own initiatives to identify and manage risk for products that we source ourselves and for services, our procurement staff work to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains by obligating suppliers to permit and cooperate with any regulatory inspections of their facilities relating to the supplied products and/or services, or their production. Additionally, our suppliers warrant that all goods and services sold to us have been produced, sold, delivered and furnished in strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including equal employment opportunity and Affirmative Action.

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

Promovemos acciones para prohibir la esclavitud y la trata de personas en nuestra cadena de abastecimiento.

For the products that we sell that are ultimately sourced from FUJIFILM Corporation (if any), suppliers of those products are requested to commit to the ethical business principles set out in the Supplier Guidelines. Further, FUJIFILM Corporation aims to reflect those standards in cooperation agreements with suppliers and business partners. The Fujifilm Supplier CSR Checklist was being used by the suppliers and business partners responsible for over 70% of the total procurement amount for each business division in Fujifilm Corporation and the FUJIFILM group companies within China by the end of March 2017. During the current financial year FUJIFILM Corporation is following up with suppliers and business partners who have already completed the Checklist to confirm their responses against their actual activities. After this work is completed, FUJIFILM Corporation will expand the use of the Checklist to other suppliers and business partners.

For products that we source ourselves and for services, our suppliers warrant that all goods and services sold to us have been produced, sold, delivered and furnished in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

SonoSite is committed to ethical behavior. We adhere to our internal Standards of Business Conduct and Compliance with Law Program which outlines the legal and ethical standards each employee has a personal obligation to uphold with each other, customers, vendors and the general public. Employees must operate as good corporate citizens, and comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to their respective businesses, including: requiring those with whom we do business to conduct themselves in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; remaining alert and sensitive to situations that could result in any fraudulent, illegal, unethical, improper actions by any employee, agent or representative; and upholding the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity, non-discrimination and workforce diversity.

As part of the FUJIFILM Group, we also share in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to contribute to the sustainable development of society by putting into practice the FUJIFILM Group's Corporate Philosophy, and realizing its vision through sincere and fair business activities. The CSR Promotion system consists of a committee at the highest level to ensure that the systems are implemented and adhered to. The following systems under the CSR program are used for compliance with supply chain transparency laws and regulations:

Formación

Con el fin de garantizar un entendimiento de los riesgos de situaciones de esclavitud moderna y trata de personas en nuestras cadenas de abastecimiento y nuestro negocio, colaboramos con el personal de contratación para asegurar que actúan conforme a la ética e integridad en sus relaciones con los proveedores para implementar y promueven este enfoque en nuestras cadenas de abastecimiento.

FURTHER STEPS

At a FUJIFILM Group level, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation is now finalizing a Human Rights Policy to strengthen its commitment to important human rights matters such as the elimination of slavery and human trafficking and expects to publish this during the current financial year. In addition it is anticipated that suppliers and business partners to FUJIFILM companies in North America will start utilizing the Supplier Guidelines during the current financial year with those to FUJIFILM’s European companies to follow later in 2018

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking: adopt and support all corporate policies related to business ethics and respect for basic human rights, and periodically review our policies and procedures to help maintain compliance with internal policy and external laws.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for FUJFILM SonoSite, Inc. for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.

 

Masayuki Higuchi

President & CEO

FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc.