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Green Procurement

The Kubota Group is committed to the procurement of products with a reduced environmental impact from suppliers that engage in environmental activities, as part of its commitment to providing society with products that are friendly to global and local environments.

To ensure that these activities are carried out, the Kubota Group will explain its green procurement policy through the Kubota Group Green Procurement Guidelines and conduct an investigation of suppliers' environmental protection activities and substances of concern contained in procured products as appropriate.

Green procurement cannot be achieved without the cooperation of suppliers. The Kubota Group appreciates its suppliers' understanding of its policy and their support and cooperation.

Green Procurement Guidelines

Award System for Green Procurement

The Green Supplier Award System was launched in RY2015 to award suppliers recognized as having made notable contributions in the area of environmental conservation, such as the materials and components procured by Kubota Corporation. The awards are presented every year.
 In accordance with the Kubota Group's Green Procurement Guidelines, this award system quantitatively evaluates environmental conservation activities engaged in by suppliers, such as saving resources and energy-saving activities in relation to goods supplied to Kubota Corporation, and awards the excellent activities.
 In RY2016, of the 152 environmental conservation activities, 12 activities with particularly high achievements were awarded.
 We will continue to utilize this system and carry out activities in the name of green procurement and promote environmental conservation initiatives hand-in-hand with our suppliers.

awarding ceremony
RY2016 awarding ceremony (January 2017)

Related Information

Kubota's research and development values thorough hands-on approach. As an agricultural and water expert, we challenge and attain the future of food, water, and the environment, realizing our customer’s needs.

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