Green Procurement Guideline (for suppliers)
Canare Electric Co., Ltd. has been addressing green procurement under its environmental
philosophy : “we recognize protecting natural environment is our human’s mission and strive to preserve and improve the environment through our business activities”.
This guideline describes the standard and the evaluation method for our green procurement. This
purpose is for our company to promote the green procurement in cooperation with our suppliers in
order to stabilize and enhance product environment and quality.
2． Scope 2.1. Target product range
1) Products designed, manufactured and sold by Canare group
2) Products designed and sold by Canare group through commissioning manufacture
3) Products sold with Canare brand through Canare group’s commissioning design, development
4) Products mediated for sales by Canare group
2.2. Target parts, materials, devices, etc.
Parts, materials, devices, etc. used in target products defined in the above 2.1 are subject to this
1) Parts and materials which configure cables, connectors and harness products.
2) Electric/electronic parts, semiconductor devices, print circuit boards, mechanism element, etc.
3) Soldering materials, tape, adhesive agent and printed materials, and other ancillary
4) AC adapters, screws and other accessories needed to operate devices.
5) Packaging materials used to protect products during transportation.
3． Environmental requirements to items
Environmental requirements to items have been established based on national/international
environmental laws and regulations and the standards defined by our customer assembly
4． Definition of terms
It refers to a product and a part, material, and device configuring a product that is delivered by
Among those contained in parts, devices, materials, etc., a substance that is regarded as having
significant environmental impact on the global environment and human body.
A substance, the use of which is currently prohibited by law, regulations, etc., and this procedure.
A substance, the use of which is not prohibited or restricted, however, has to be controlled
properly in consideration of environmental load, and actual status of its application needs to be
It means that a substance, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is added, filled, blended or
adhered in/with/to parts, materials or devices that constitute products (it also includes the case
where a substance is unintentionally blended or adhered with/to products in the process of
A substance contained in natural materials that cannot be technically eliminated in the process of
refining the materials as industrial materials, or a substance produced in the process of synthesis
reaction that cannot be technical y eliminated. It is cal ed “impurity” to differentiate it from main
raw materials. When an “impurity” substance is used for the purpose of changing the
characteristics of a material, it is treated as “contained/containment”.
A uniform material that cannot be divided any more to achieve its intended use, or a composite
material that can be regarded as uniform.
5． Implementation and exclusion
1) For individual products, laws and regulations, industrial guidelines, and other requirements that
apply to a particular product at the point of delivery to our company should be observed as well
2) Implementation by commission manufactures
Please instruct and encourage your manufacturers including your own manufacturing functions
and secondary or lower level suppliers of parts and materials purchased by your company for
manufacture of items to be delivered to our company to implement environmental preservation
activities in accordance with this guideline and ensure the requirements of the guideline are
3) Implementation by suppliers other than above
Please communicate this guideline to your manufacturers of items to be delivered to our
company and instruct them to implement environmental preservation activities in accordance
with this guideline. After collecting information on the achievement status of each manufacturer
for this guideline, you are kindly requested to provide it to our company.
4) Change to existing item for your reason
For any change related to this guideline (change of parts, devices, materials and manufacturing
process, etc.), please report it to us in advance.
5) As necessary, the article on green procurement may be incorporated in the basic contract,
MOU, delivery specifications, etc. individually. In such case, individual specifications will be
prioritized for the environmental requirements.
6) When implementation of this guideline cannot be accepted due to our customer’s request, the
customer’s guideline may be used for implementing the green procurement in instead.
7) Controlled environmental substances used at the stage of research and development are not
applicable in this guideline. However, please make sure identification management so as not to
contaminate or mix your products to be delivered to us with prohibited substances.
6． Supplier survey
Our company thinks it is important judgment factor for us to select items to purchase whether or
not our suppliers actively address improvement of product and service environment and quality. For
starting and continuing procurement with a supplier, we will conduct a survey on the environmental
activities as follows. Each item is evaluated on site during our visit to your premise or in writing we
may ask you to fill out a questionnaire, etc. Please disclose the product environmental information or
how you address environmental preservation activities actively. We may ask request for
improvement or refuse procurement depending on the survey result.
1) Implementation status of environmetnal management sytsem
2) Non-use of prohibited substances at each stage of its manufacturing process and supply chain
3) System for preventing contamination of items with prohibited substances.
4) Receiving/shipment inspection and lot traceability
5) Implementation status of 4M change management
6) Status of environmental management of secondary or lower level suppliers
7) System for providing and controlling environmental evidences defined in the next clause 7
7． Environmental and quality evaluation on items
1) As to controlled environmental substances contained in items,
Please report that the controlled values of containment prohibited substances defined in Table
Please report the usage situation for controlled substances defined in Table 2.
2) Structure for cooperation with our company
Our company requests for submission of guarantee for controlled environmental substances in
our own format, ICP analysis data*1 and information on various chemical ingredients as
evidences that items comply with this guideline. Please submit them promptly upon request by
a) Guarantee for controlled environmental substances contained in products （CEM-G01-01，
b) List of component substances (CEM-G01-03，Attachment 2), or information on chemical
ingredients in any of the following formats
Please visit the URL listed at the end of this page and confirm the information on these chemical
ingredients, and ensure to use the latest version of the format. When suppliers have their own
format of the ingredient information, use of their format is accepted as long as the format is
consistent with the information on the controlled environmental substances defined in this
MSDS that describes the maker of raw materials and major component is helpful information for
grasping conditioning agent used for painting, printing, plating and surface treatment. However,
there is no obligation to describe minor constituent although it is required by RoHS directive and
customers and, therefore, it is not enough as ingredient information to verify compliance with the
Target material for analysis is resin, ink and paint, unless otherwise required by customers.
*1 ICP analysis data: an analysis data resulting from inductively coupled plasma - emission spectro-photometric analysis
(ICP-OES[ICP-AES]) or inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) in compliance with
*2 MSDS-PLUS: a basic sheet for communicating information on chemical substances contained products,
recommended by Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium (Called as JAM.
This supplements MSDS and specifies “name of laws and regulations, etc.”, “containment”, “substance name”, “CAS
No.”, “concentration”, and more information as material information for creation of AIS.
*3 AIS: information description format, advocated by JAMP, for disclosing and communicating information on chemicals
At present, REACH is one of the most concerned environmental regulations and information sharing between
upstream/down stream users is essential for compliance with the regulation. This describes “mass”, “parts”,
“materials” of molded product, and “containment, name, content and concentration of a molded product” and more
information and is used for communication to downstream users.
*4 JGPSSI format: a format, which has been agreed on by Japan Green Procurement Survey
Standardization Initiative for survey and questionnaire on content of target su bstance group (Called as
JGPSSI. Ver4.02 covers 32 substance groups.
(Each URL information was taken as of 2010/8/1)
8． Response to nonconformity
When any prohibited substance, which is defined in this guideline, contained in products, parts and
devices defined in 2.2 that are purchased for the sales purpose appears to exceed its threshold
value (whether intentionally or unintentionally), it is treated as nonconforming item. When a
substance not listed in this procedure has been apparently defined as a prohibited substance due to
change of the legal and other requirements, the substance is treated as a nonconforming item in the
When an nonconformity occurs, or possibility of occurrence is recognized, suppliers should report it
to Canare immediately and take measures to prevent reoccurrence in a thorough manner, e.g.
handling of actual item, cause investigation, survey of impact/spread, review of internal rules and
When occurrence of nonconformity has caused damage to us, we may ask you to bear the
In such case, actions to be taken will be determined through consultation between the supplier and
9． Revision record
Table 1 Containment prohibited substances and control values : target and application of polyvinyl
Table 1 “Containment prohibited substances and control values” updated
Table 1 Containment-prohibited substances and control values Substance group Control value Target items, applications, etc. Exclusion
Stabilizer, pigment, dye contained in plastic (including rubber)
Optical glass (starting from 1st June 2010)
Lead-free solder (solder bar, solder wire, resin flux cored solder
high reliability and there is no alternative
solder paste solder joints on substrate, parts soldering
Parts sections consisting of metal containing zinc (brass, zinc
Surface treatment of external electrode lead terminals, etc. of parts
No containment (electric parts, semi-conductor device, heatsink, AC adapter, etc.)
Stabilizer, pigment, dye contained in plastic (including rubber)
Lead-free solder (solder bar, solder wire, resin flux cored solder,
Lead-free solder used in parts, devices and production equipment connecting semiconductor chip in IC flip
(lead-free solder in flow solder tank, solder joints on PCBs, parts
Electroless nickel plating and electroless gold plating film
Application other than above (control value for alloy material
Copper alloy (including brass, phosphor bronze)
Pigment, paint and ink, time meter, mercury-wetted contact relay,
switch, sensor, plastic conditioner and any other applications
Mercury and mercury compounds
Application as component of parts/materials e.g. paint, ink and
substances containing hexavalent chrome element is applicable) inplating, chemical conversion treatment and other surface treatment
Hexavalent chromium compounds
Those that cannot be calculated in mass for surface treatment
All applications other than those described above
No containment All applications including flame retardant for plastic, etc. biphenyl (PBB) Poly brominated
All applications including flame retardant for plastic, etc. dyphenyl ether
No containment *Decabromodiphenylether (DecaBDE) is included
All applications including paint, ink, antiseptic agent, antimold agent, Metallic tin, tin alloy, tin solder and tin
Metallic tin, tin alloy, tin solder and tin
All applications including additive agent for plastic, etc.
Metallic tin, tin alloy, tin solder and tin
All applications such as transformer, condenser, insulation oil,
lubricant, plastic flame retardant, etc. Table 1 Containment-prohibited substances and control values Substance group Control value Target items, applications, etc. Exclusion
All applications such as transformer, condenser, insulation oil,lubricant, plastic flame retardant, etc.
Application for enclosure (cabinet), PCB for products including
Shortchain chlorinated No containment accessories. Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins with carbon chain
All applications contained in products such as refrigerant, thermal
(HFC), perfluorocarbon No containment insulating material, etc.
No containment All applications except for excluded ones
Ultraviolet coating agent, ultraviolet absorbing agent used indecorative board, photographic paper, molded plastic. 2-(2H-1,2,3-
No containment benzotriazole-2-yl -4,6-di-tert-butylphenol(CAS No.3846-71-7) are
No containment Humidity indicator used for desiccant (silica gel, etc.)
All applications including antiseptic agent, antimold agent, desiccant,
No containment All applications including heatsink, etc.
Banding tie, product packaging sheet, heat-shrinkable tube
Packaging parts/materials used for accessories delivered together
with products (plastic bag, adhesive tape, blister pack, etc.)
Flexible flat cable (FFC), insulating plate, decorative board, label,
(camera cable for broadcasting,microphone cable, etc.)
No containment All applications such as insulating material, filler, etc.
Pigment that can generate certain amine and is used for points ofcontact with human body in products to be manufactured as
No containment contacting with human body continuously (earphones, headphone,
shoulder pad for shoulder bag, belt strap, etc.) See Table 3.
Fibre board, particle board and wooden products made of plywood
to be used as incorporated into products (speaker, rack, etc.)
All applications including refrigerant, thermal insulating material
Parts/materials provided with ODS washing treatment and foaming
treatment (as defined in Table) * Use in manufacturing process is
Parts that make contact with human body continuously
1 Total amount of heavy metals: lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium contained in packaging material and packaging part is
less than 100ppm at a ratio by weight. However, in plastic part (including rubber part), cadmium concentration is less than 5ppm.
6 substances regulated by RoHS directive
Table 2. List of Controlled substances No. *1 Category Substance group Substance Major applications
retardant, stabilizer, optical lens, solder, ink
Decoloring of glass, pigment, paint, dye,
semiconductor device, flame retardant, ink
Ceramic raw material, alloy, catalytic agent,
electrode, mold, contact, spring material
material, plating, electrode, surface treatment
Plasticizing agent of polyvinyl chloride resin
Surface treatment for corrosion, conductor
printing paste, alloy material, pigment, dye,
Plating, surface treatment, semiconductor
Gold and gold compounds Gold and Gold Compounds
Solder parts plating, conductor printing paste,
Plating, conductor printing paste, solder,
optical material, electric contact material
Substance group No. defined by Japan Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI)
NEC has designated it as prohibited substance (part making contact with human body continually).
Bromine-type flame retardant except PBBs and PBDEs
The following 7 chemical substances are target substances. (Table 4) ・Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate ・Dibutyl phthalate ・Butyl benzyl phthalate ・Diisononyl phthalate・Diisodecyl phthalate ・Di-n-octyl phthalate ・Di-n-hexyl phthalate
Table 3. List of amine that should not be generated through decomposition of azo compound
Table 4. List of Specific phthalate ester (phthalete) Abbreviate
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