JAL will use Sedex's global platform and industry leading tools and resources to drive transparency and gain visibility of its global supply chain, monitor and manage risk and engage with its suppliers to improve standards.
The airline joins a growing number of global brands that are working with Sedex to extend their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach beyond their direct sustainability impacts to also consider impacts arising from their global supply chain.
The JAL's Group CSR strategy aims to meet the expectations of society, address social issues, and pass on a better society to future generations through its core air transport business as the 'Wings of Japan'. JAL have recognised the need to demonstrate leadership on responsible sourcing, choosing to work with Sedex to further their goals.
Dan Murray, Head of Business Development at Sedex, said "We applaud JAL for their leadership on sustainability issues and are delighted that such a well-respected brand has chosen to work with Sedex to implement its responsible sourcing programme".
Toshiki Oka, Executive Officer of JAL Purchasing, said "Japan Airlines is committed to improving the relationships with our business associates and to ensuring the sustainability of our supply chains. Sedex's tools to help drive improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains are indispensable as we continue to develop our supply chains to meet our corporate policy, which is to increase corporate value and contribute to the betterment of society".
Hiroshi Ishida, Executive Director of Caux Round Table and Sedex Global Representative in Japan, said "In joining Sedex JAL gains access to the world's largest collaborative platform for driving improvements in responsible sourcing. We look forward to supporting JAL to help them get the most out of their Sedex membership".