Sony manufactures its products in various areas of the world to meet expectations of customers all over the world. Its policy is to procure parts and materials for Sony products with "high quality, competitive prices, and a stable supply" from numerous suppliers worldwide. To achieve this Sony has the following policies.
Suppliers are required to have the following fundamentals to become a partner of Sony.
In addition, Sony selects suppliers of the highest standard with the perspective of "stable and optimal eQCDS+E+T" (explained below). Crucially, companies must also demonstrate management policies and activities designed to realize future competitiveness, not just evidence of a past or current competitive edge. Based on these standard criteria, a decision will be made globally as the Sony Group.
What does "eQCDS+E+T" stand for?
・"e": e-commerce ready
・"Q": ability to continuously supply items that consistently meet quality standards
・"C": ability to supply items that are cost competitive。
・"D": ability to deliver items on time and in the required quantities
・"S": ability to meet expectations for providing a broad range of services
・"E": Initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of items supplied to protect the global environment
・"T": Superior device technology that contributes to creating stronger products。