In fiscal 2016, we began requesting that our suppliers begin conducting CSR self-assessments concerning the state of their initiatives related to human rights, health and safety, the environment, and ethics.
In fiscal 2017, we requested CSR self-assessments from roughly 5,000 suppliers, mostly in China, Southeast Asia, and India.
Based on the self-assessments, we visit suppliers, check conditions on the ground, and hold interviews whenever necessary. In fiscal 2017, we checked conditions on the ground at 12 suppliers. We identified three issues in areas such as human rights, health, and safety, and we requested that corrections be made. We will continue to request self-assessments of our suppliers and to communicate with them about CSR. We will work to take swift corrective action in the event that we find any issues and to build up a solid, healthy supply chain.