Corp / Social Responsibility

Rockpress procures materials and services from a large number of suppliers in Australia and Globally. In order to develop long-term business relationships, Rockpress is working to strengthen Corporate Social Responsibility across its supply chain.

Socially responsible procurement at Rockpress

Rockpress has established the following Procurement Policies in order to execute its social responsibility to conduct fair and equitable transactions throughout the supply chain.

The policies cover matters including.

  • Respecting human rights.
  • Labour
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental protection such as biodiversity preservation and risk control of chemical contents.
  • Information security
  • Legal compliance.

Rockpress constantly improves its socially responsible procurement by obtaining the understanding and support of suppliers for their policies and by building strong partnerships.

Procurement Policy

Rockpress aims to fulfill its social responsibilities, including compliance with relevant laws and social expectations and protection of the environment, through fair and equitable transactions throughout the supply chain by strengthening partnership with suppliers.

1. Fair and equitable transactions

Rockpress carries out fair and equitable transactions by providing equal opportunities to all suppliers in Australia in accordance with its internally established procedures.

2. Compliance with laws and social expectations

Rockpress’ procurement activities comply with all relevant laws, social expectations, standards and treaties Australia wide.

This includes

  • Protection of human rights.
  • Prohibition of Child Labour
  • Forced Labour.
  • Discrimination.
  • Avoiding the use of conflict materials and substances.
  • Respect for freedom of association.
  • The right to associate.
  • The right to collective bargaining.
  • Ensure there is absolutely no contact is made with organized criminal elements.

Therefore, Rockpress requires its suppliers to observe the same legal and social requirements.

3. Environmental protection

Rockpress helps to protect the global environment through environmentally friendly procurement, which is based on Rockpress’ own Environmental policies and procedures in cooperation with suppliers.

4. Strengthening partnership with suppliers

Rockpress builds relationships of trust with its suppliers through reciprocal efforts, such as sharing technological abilities, supply chain cooperation, compliance with laws and social expectations and protection of the global environment, which will benefit both parties.

5. Policies on supplier selection and transaction continuation

Rockpress initiates and continues transactions with suppliers based on our own evaluation criteria, which include compliance with laws and social expectations, environmental protection, proper information security, respect for intellectual property, sound and stable corporate management, superior technological ability, right price and quality, stable supply capabilities and electronic transaction systems.

6. Securing right price and quality

Rockpress endeavors to secure right price and quality in order to provide its customers with a stable supply of products, which ensures that Rockpress gains the full confidence of customers around Australia.

7. Prohibition of personal-interest relationships

Rockpress does not allow any employees to have conflict of interest personal relationships with any suppliers.

In order to ensure compliance with our Procurement Policy together with its suppliers, Rockpress has established these Supplier Guidelines. Rockpress would like to encourage all of their suppliers to agree with these guidelines to help Rockpress fulfil their social responsibilities.

Supplier Guidelines

Rockpress is provided with materials and services by their suppliers for their business operation. Under the situation, we believe that it is of primary importance for Rockpress to fulfill its social responsibilities throughout the supply chain including its suppliers. In order to accomplish this objective, Rockpress would like to ask all of its suppliers to implement the following requirements:

1. Compliance with laws and social expectations

Rockpress gains full confidence of customers in Australia not only through providing optimal products but also through complying with

  • All relevant laws.
  • Health & Safety obligations
  • Social expectations, standards and treaties worldwide.
  • The protection of human rights.
  • The prohibition of Child Labour.
  • The prohibition of Forced Labour.
  • The prohibition discrimination.
  • Avoiding the use of conflict materials and substances.
  • Respect for freedom of association.
  • The right to associate.
  • The right to collective bargaining.
  • Ensuring that absolutely no contact is made with organized criminal elements.

Therefore, Rockpress requires its suppliers to observe the same legal and social expectations within their own areas.

2. Environmental protection

Rockpress contributes to building sustainable societies by providing environmentally friendly products. In this respect, Rockpress wants to promote environmental activities in cooperation with its suppliers to implement the same environmental activities for the materials or parts comprising the product in their local process of procurement or production, including the following:

To implement the management system conforming to ISO 14001.

To disclose and control the chemical contents in order to guarantee non-content of any banned substances.

To supply parts with consideration to the fight against global warming and saving and recycling resources.

3. Proper information security

Rockpress requests its suppliers to keep the know-how or confidential information that has been obtained through business with Rockpress or the same that is consigned to Rockpress by third parties under strict management to prevent any possible leakage thereof.

4. Respect for the intellectual property

Rockpress respects and protects the intellectual property of other parties as well as its own in order to prevent unfair or illegal usage or infringement thereof. Rockpress explicitly requests its suppliers to implement the same level and nature of strict management with respect to this issue.

5. Sound and stable corporate management

Supplier’s sound and stable corporate management is essential to continuation of transactions. In this respect, Rockpress would like to ask its suppliers to positively respond to Rockpress’ request for information disclosure on the management policies and the current status thereof as well as to inform Rockpress, without delay, of the issues that may affect their corporate management.

6. Superior technological development abilities

Rockpress always provides its customers with optimal products to gain their full confidence. Therefore, Rockpress would like to ask its suppliers to offer their technological development abilities that can realise new technologies, new parts or new materials required by Rockpress as well as those that help to create new product advantages in collaboration with Rockpress’ development abilities.

7. Securing right price and quality

The price and quality of the materials supplied to Rockpress by its suppliers directly affect competitiveness of Rockpress products, and, therefore, Rockpress would like to ask its suppliers to realise the right price and quality through continuous efforts of cost-reduction activities and quality-maintenance activities.

8. Securing stable supply

In order to make sure of stable supply of products Rockpress ought to be flexible enough to always keep up with customers’ needs, and, therefore, Rockpress would like to ask its suppliers to establish stable and yet flexible material-supply system and to reform it from time to time.

9. Ability to deal with electronic transaction systems

As it is very important to Rockpress and its suppliers for efficient business transactions to exchange the necessary business information quickly and accurately, Rockpress would like to make sure, at the initiation of business, that suppliers are able to adopt the electronic transaction system, and Rockpress also expects suppliers to protect the system from any network security risks.

10. Prohibition of personal-interest relationships

Procurement activities are the transactions done between businesses, and, therefore, Rockpress prohibits its employees from having personal-interest relationships with suppliers. In case suppliers should be confronted with Rockpress employee’s inappropriate actions such as those listed below, please kindly inform Rockpress about it.

Giving or receiving money, goods, or requesting special entertainment.

Rendering special treatments or advantages to particular suppliers.

Insider trading.