Sustainable Procurement - White Logistics
Basic ideas and policies
"White Logistics” is a movement launched in March 2019 by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to improve the work environment of the logistics industry. The purpose of this movement is to:
- Increase the productivity of truck transportation and enhance the efficiency of logistics operations
- Create better workplaces where women and people aged 60 and older can also work in comfort
“White Logistics” can be said to be a work style reform movement in the logistics industry, and it is important for shippers to ensure compliance to contribute to the reform. In support of this movement, Resonac became one of the first companies in the chemical industry to make a declaration to voluntarily take actions for sustainable logistics in May 2019 and has since been acting in accordance with the declaration.
- 1. Meeting employees in charge of logistics operations
Since 2018, we have been holding a meeting biannually for Resonac Group employees in charge of logistics operations to share the latest logistics trends and exchange opinions on measures to improve truck drivers’ working environment and increase the efficiency of logistics operations.
- 2. Establishment of shipper’s guidelines on logistics operations in the event of abnormal weather
We established the Resonac Group’s guidelines in reference to the criteria set for transportation companies by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Based on the guidelines we make decisions on whether or not to place orders with transportation companies as shippers in the event of abnormal weather, thereby helping the companies ensure the safety of drivers.
- 3. Dialogue with partner transportation companies for the improvement of truck drivers’ working conditions
Each of our sites selects their major partner transportation company and engages in dialogue with the transporter to share awareness concerning legal compliance, improvements in truck drivers’ working conditions and transportation efficiency.
If asked by any of the companies to cooperate with them for the rationalization of their transportation services and other purposes, we engage in good faith discussions with the company and also proactively make improvement proposals, such as establishing a set transportation route within the premises to prevent minor collisions, providing drivers with more safety tools for their work and setting cargo collection times and places in consideration of waiting times.