Taking the environment into account from the purchasing stage, we make a point of using products and services with a low environmental impact.

We’ve established extensive assessment criteria for green purchasing to make our decisions as fair and equitable as possible.

The Green Purchasing Network (GPN) encourages companies to make procurement decisions with an eye to the environment by giving preference to products and services with a lower environmental impact. Recognizing the important environmental role the network plays, NTT DATA Group is proud to be a corporate member of GPN on the purchasing side and is actively committed to green purchasing. Green purchasing can have a big impact on the companies (vendors) of which we are customers, and it has countless social ramifications. However, unless it is pursued in a fair and equitable manner it can lead to real abuse. For this reason, we have built our purchasing system on the following principles.

Green Purchasing Mechanism (conceptual diagram)

Purchasing decisions are based on an overall assessment that includes not only the traditional elements of price and quality rating but also ratings of the vendor’s corporate responsibility and the product’s environmental impact vis-Evis the environment.

NTT DATA’s Green Purchasing

Outline of Green Purchasing Assessment System

Computing the Environmental Rating

  1. 1The environmental rating is the vendor CSR rating and the product rating combined.When the vendor does not deal in physical products, the CSR rating alone serves as the environmental rating.
  2. 2In general, the relative weight of CSR and product in the final environmental rating is 50 : 50.
  3. 3When the vendor is a distributor and not the manufacturer, the CSR rating is derived by totaling the manufacturer’s and distributor’s ratings, weighted 60 : 40.
  4. 4If the overall environmental rating is 50 or below, the environmental manager is notified and necessary measures drawn up.

Green Purchasing Criteria

CSR criteria

Assessment area
  1. 1Compliance with laws/regulations
  2. 2ISO14001
  3. 3Environmental principles/policies
  4. 4Organization/rules
  5. 5Environmental impacts and voluntary targets
  6. 6Information disclosure
  7. 7Training/education
  8. 8Environmental risk management
  9. 9Mechanisms for individual management
  10. 10Hazardous substances
  11. 11Labeling of hazardous substances
  12. 12Industrial waste
  13. 13Use of recycled materials, etc.
  14. 14Resource-saving design

Product rating criteria

Assessment area
  1. 1Design permits separation of hazardous substances
  2. 2Management of hazardous substances during production
  3. 3Transport
  4. 4Hazardous substance labeling
  5. 5Pollution control
  6. 6Impacts during product use
  7. 7Safety at production site
  8. 8Reusable design
  9. 9Recycling in production process
  10. 10Recycling of packaging materials
  11. 11Collection system
  12. 12Resource conservation in production process
  13. 13Over-packaging, etc.
  14. 14Resource conservation in use of consumables
  15. 15Energy-efficiency of design and energy consumption
  16. 16Energy used in production
  17. 17Eco-label