- Promoting Supply Chain Management
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In recent years, stakeholder interest in corporate social responsibility has risen sharply not only as a measure of the quality of a company's finished products, but also as a measure of its overall responsibility for its products, including human rights, labor conditions and work environments for the individuals on its production lines. In order to manage CSR in its supply chain, Sony implemented a program based on the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC), industry-wide framework for promoting legal compliance, occupational health and safety, and environmental protection throughout the supply chain.
Based on the EICC, in 2005 Sony established the Sony Supplier Code of Conduct, and as of fiscal 2006 had informed all of its suppliers about these guidelines, requesting their compliance with the code. As part of its effort to assess supplier conformance, Sony is phasing in the use of self-assessment questionnaires and holding presentations for suppliers.