Decarbonization and a Recycling-based Society

Supply Chain Initiatives

Basic policies and structure

Basic concepts and policies

Cooperation from our suppliers and business partners is essential to ensure high-quality services and products and earn the trust of society. To fulfill the SECOM Group’s social responsibility and grow sustainably, we recognize the importance of cooperating with the entire supply chain, including suppliers and business partners, to work on solving CSR issues such as organizational governance, fair operating practices, human rights and labor practices, consumer issues, and the environment.

We have formulated the SECOM Group CSR Guidelines for Suppliers, which states SECOM’s policies and concepts on CSR. We work together with our suppliers and business partners to fulfill our CSR.


Departments responsible for promoting major CSR topics play a leading role and cooperate to facilitate close communication with suppliers and business partners as they work to resolve CSR issues.

Specifically, the Sustainability Promotion Office takes the lead in promoting CSR procurement by using the SECOM Group CSR Guidelines for Suppliers, in coordination with other departments, including the Procurement Department and the Techno Installation Services & Facility Management Division (hereinafter, the Techno Division). The Techno Division cooperates with partner companies in charge of installing security devices to promote occupational safety and health.

Main CSR initiatives among the supply chain

In order to promote CSR among the supply chain and contribute to solving social issues, SECOM implements the following initiatives while obtaining understanding and cooperation from our suppliers and business partners.

  • Formulating the SECOM Group CSR Guidelines for Suppliers and conducting CSR surveys of suppliers
  • Assessing and reducing the amount of CO2 emissions (Scope 1, 2, 3) throughout the entire supply chain via cooperation with suppliers
  • Formulating SECOM’s green engineering guidelines, which pursue energy-saving performance and weight/volume reduction of security equipment, and requesting compliance from suppliers

SECOM Group CSR Guidelines for Suppliers and CSR surveys

To promote CSR initiatives throughout the entire supply chain, we formulated the SECOM Group CSR Guidelines for Suppliers, which cover topics such as the core subjects of ISO 26000, an international standard for social responsibility. We have distributed these guidelines to roughly 700 companies, requesting their compliance.

Furthermore, we administer CSR surveys to assess the status of these companies’ measures and the problems they face, allowing us to address them together.

Additionally, we offer various forms of training and education on compliance for managers at overseas Group companies. Content includes compliance with laws in each country, prevention of bribes, and information management.

Moving forward, we will continue to construct fair and healthy partnerships with suppliers and business partners, and promote CSR.

Contents of the SECOM Group CSR Guidelines for Suppliers

  • Legal compliance
    Compliance with laws and social norms (in Japan and other countries and regions), import and export transactions
  • Organizational governance
    Information security, protection of personal information, information disclosure, risk management, fraud, whistle-blowing hotline and protection of whistle-blowers, insider trading
  • Human rights and labor
    Respect for human rights, elimination of discrimination, acceptance of diversity, right to organize and right to collective bargaining, child labor and forced labor, labor conditions, harassment, OH&S and health management, conflict minerals
  • Environmental protection
    Prevention of global warming, efficient use of resources, pollution prevention, chemicals management, waste products, biodiversity, environmental targets
  • Operating practices
    Prevention of corruption, bribery and pay-offs, excessive business entertainment and gifts, competition rules and fair trading, extortion, intellectual property, anti-social forces
  • Consumer issues
    Quality management, safety, appropriate labeling and information disclosure

Note: These guidelines refer to international guidelines such as ISO 26000, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the core Labour standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Declaration of Partnership Building

In response to a request from the Cabinet Office, in July 2020, SECOM issued the Declaration of Partnership Building, which states that SECOM intends to create new partnerships by engaging in appropriate business practices and by collaborating throughout our supply chain, across the full scope of our suppliers’ and business affiliates’ supply lines.

To realize our goal of achieving a society in which anyone can live with safety, peace of mind, comfort, and convenience whenever and wherever, we are promoting our “co-creation” strategy with partners who share our philosophy, as we construct our ANSHIN Platform, a service infrastructure that provides peace of mind in life and society.

In addition, on the basis of the voluntary action plan for promoting fair transactions in security services, we have independently set the goal of promoting appropriate transaction conditions to create mutually beneficial relationships across industry lines.