La moderna schiavitù e la tratta di esseri umani

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.

Il gruppo FUJIFILM si impegna con costanza per combattere ogni forma di schiavitù o tratta di esseri umani. Le aziende incluse nel gruppo devono agire in accordo con la Carta del comportamento aziendale del gruppo FUJIFILM e con il Codice di condotta del gruppo FUJIFILM, la cui ampia gamma di principi etici aziendali include la prevenzione della schiavitù e della tratta di esseri umani nell'attività delle imprese coinvolte. A dimostrazione del proprio impegno in questo senso, nel giugno 2015 il gruppo FUJIFILM ha adottato le Linee guida per il rispetto della responsabilità sociale d'impresa di FUJIFILM (“Linee guida per i fornitori”), secondo cui si impegna a rispettare i principi etici dell'azienda anche e soprattutto in zone in cui i diritti umani potrebbero non essere rispettati. Tali principi includono il divieto di ricorrere a lavori forzati, forza lavoro minorile o trattamenti disumani. Nonostante i notevoli progressi in questo campo, le Linee guida per i fornitori sono ancora in fase di applicazione nelle aziende del gruppo FUJIFILM al di fuori dell'Asia. In ogni caso, FUJIFILM Corporation ha compiuto ulteriori progressi in materia di Responsabilità sociale aziendale locale e nell'impegno per il rispetto dei diritti umani, come è evidente dai seguenti articoli: http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/sustainability/svp2017/process/policy03/valuechain/01.html http://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/sustainability/svp2017/process/policy03/cprm/04.html

Struttura aziendale

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.

La nostra attività

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.

Le nostre filiere

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.

La nostra politica sulla schiavitù e la tratta di esseri umani

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.

Le procedure implementate per prevenire la schiavitù e la tratta di esseri umani

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.

Nel caso di prodotti in vendita provenienti dalla FUJIFILM Corporation (ove presenti), lo staff di FUJIFILM Corporation deve identificare e valutare potenziali aree a rischio nella filiera di produzione e lavorare con i propri partner in quelle zone per assicurarsi che rispettino le Linee guida per i fornitori.

Tra le nostre iniziative per identificare e gestire il rischio relativo a prodotti e servizi provenienti dalla nostra stessa azienda, il nostro staff si preoccupa di evitare il ricorso alla schiavitù e alla tratta di esseri umani nella nostra filiera di produzione imponendo ai fornitori di consentire e favorire ispezioni normative in tutte le strutture legate alla produzione e alla fornitura degli articoli e dei servizi offerti. Inoltre, i nostri fornitori si impegnano a garantire che tutti i beni e servizi che ci vengono venduti sono stati prodotti, venduti, consegnati e forniti in conformità alle leggi e alle normative applicabili, comprese quelle relative alle pari opportunità lavorative e all'azione positiva. 

Aderenza dei fornitori ai valori e all'etica del gruppo

SonoSite si impegna a bandire schiavitù e tratta degli esseri umani da ogni fase della propria filiera di produzione.

Per quanto riguarda i prodotti provenienti dalla FUJIFILM Corporation (ove presenti), i fornitori devono impegnarsi a rispettare i principi etici illustrati nelle Linee guida per i fornitori. Inoltre, FUJIFILM Corporation si impegna a riflettere i medesimi standard negli accordi di cooperazione con fornitori e partner. FUJIFILM Corporation ha tenuto delle riunioni informative per sensibilizzare fornitori e partner sulla questione. Al fine di monitorarne l'impegno in relazione alla Responsabilità sociale d'impresa, inoltre, ha introdotto l'utilizzo di un apposito elenco di azioni per tutti i fornitori Fujifilm e, durante l'anno, si è adoperata per fare in modo che al termine dell'anno fiscale in corso l'elenco fosse utilizzato da fornitori e partner responsabili per più dell'80% degli appalti per ogni reparto dell'attività della Fujifilm Corporation e delle aziende del gruppo FUJIFILM in Cina.

Nel caso di prodotti in vendita provenienti dalla FUJIFILM Corporation (ove presenti), lo staff di FUJIFILM Corporation deve identificare e valutare potenziali aree a rischio nella filiera di produzione e lavorare con i propri partner in quelle zone per assicurarsi che rispettino le Linee guida per i fornitori.

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

SonoSite si impegna a bandire schiavitù e tratta degli esseri umani da ogni fase della propria filiera di produzione.

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:

Esercit.

Per garantire la piena comprensione del rischio della moderna schiavitù e tratta di esseri umani nella nostra filiera di produzione e nelle nostre attività, lavoriamo con il nostro staff per assicurarci che si comporti sempre secondo principi di etica e integrità con i fornitori, implementando e promuovendo questo approccio in tutta la filiera di produzione.

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.