Citizen Group Green Procurement Guidelines

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Citizen Group Green Procurement Guidelines

Revision 11 - Issued August 27 th 2018

Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.

1. Objective of The Guidelines We, Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. determines “Citizen Group Green Procurement Guidelines” for companies belong to Citizen Group (Companies, hereafter) in order to give priority purchasing to Green procurement items from Green suppliers. In this document, the term ‘Green supplier’ refers to suppliers actively engaged in environmental management activities, and ‘Green procurement items’ refers to procured items (e.g. products, parts, component materials, mixtures, raw materials, packaging, subsidiary materials and so on) conformable to relevant environmental legislation, and having lower environmental load.

2. Scope of Application of The Guidelines The Guidelines apply to products as well as parts, raw materials, packaging materials used for the final products, accessories and other items that constitute the products of Companies. The scope of the Guidelines does not include facilities or office supplies and are procured under other guidelines. 3. Green Procurement Guidelines (1) Evaluation of Procured Products The Citizen Group classifies chemical substances included in procured products as Rank 1, 2, or 3 according to their risks. Chemical substances in procured products are to be controlled in accordance with the relevant Rank. 1) Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 1 Substances for which any inclusion in products is prohibited. Noted in Annex I. 2) Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 2 Substances for which inclusion in products is restricted by legislations (e.g. threshold values, inclusion portions). Noted in Annex II. 3) Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 3 Substances for which the amount and portion included are known and controlled, and for which accurate information is required to be submitted. Substances notes in Declarable Substances Reference List by JAMP (Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium, URL: in principle.


in Annex III. (2) Evaluation of Suppliers 1) Environmental Control System With or without certifications like ISO14001 verified by external authorities, Companies will check if their suppliers have an environmental management system or have a concrete plan to get it. 2) Non-use of Toxic Substances in the Process (Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 4) Companies will check if their suppliers verify that ozone depleting substances and organochlorine detergents (noted in Annex IV) are not used in the manufacturing process.


4. Requests to Suppliers (1) Verification of Green Procurement Products * Products including substances listed in Rank 1 and 2 are not allowed to be purchased. Suppliers are requested to submit Companies “Certificate of Non-use of Prohibited Substances” for Rank 1, and “Certificate of the Absence of Conditionally Restricted Substances” for Rank 2, prior to commencing any transaction. The submission documents can be downloaded from the following URL. * Suppliers are requested to submit Companies an information transfer sheet (chemSHERPA-AI/CI), which is recommended by JAMP for each product delivered to the Companies. Note that full disclosure of all constituents is required. If the total of all disclosed constituents is not 100%, or if there are any items for which constituents cannot be identified (e.g. noted as ‘synthetic resins’, ‘pigments’), resubmission will be required each time the JAMP Declarable Substances Reference List are changed. Refer to the following URL for information transmission sheets recommended by JAMP. * Depending on the individual product or application, submission of documents relating to content not included in The Guidelines may be required. (2) Verification of Supplier’s Environmental Management System, and Non-use of Toxic Substances in Manufacturing Processes * Submission of a “Survey of Green Procurement and Environmental Activities” is requested. The form can be downloaded from the following URL. * The environmental management system is supervised and inspected as necessary. In such cases, the supplier is notified, and an agreement obtained, beforehand. (3) Submission of Documents Companies responsible notifies how to submit the documents individually to suppliers. (4) Updating of Submitted Documents Resubmission of each certificate and information transmission sheet may be required when relevant legislations or standards have been changed.


5. Contact Contact the following for answers to any questions related to the “Citizen Group Green Procurement Guidelines”.

Environmental Management Dept. Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. 6-1-12 Tanashi-cho, Nishi-Tokyo-shi, Tokyo 188-8511, Japan Tel: +81-42-468-4908 (direct) Fax: +81-42-468-4655

Green Procurement Guidelines revision history Initial version issued

June 1st, 2004

Revision 2 issued

March 15th, 2005

Revision 3 issued

May 24th, 2006

Revision 4 issued

April 24th, 2007

Revision 5 issued

April 17th, 2008

Revision 6 issued

June 1st, 2009

Revision 7 issued

January 27th 2010

Revision 8 issued

November 24th, 2010

Revision 9 issued

September 24th, 2012

Revision 10 issued

April 1st, 2014

Revision 10.1 issued

April 1st, 2016

Revision 10.2 issued

April 1st, 2017

Revision 11 issued

August 27th, 2018

Issued by: Environmental Management Dept. Citizen Watch Co. Ltd.


Annex I Substances for Which Inclusion is prohibited under Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 1. Relevant legislation: * The Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. (hereafter, the “Chemical Substances Control Law”) Class 1 Specific Chemical Substances * Industrial Safety and Health Law, Substances Prohibited for Manufacture * The Law Concerning the Protection of the Ozone Layer Through the Control of Specified Substances and other Measures, Specific Substances (excluding Annex C-I of the Montreal Protocol)

2 Endrin 3 Chlordanes 4 Dieldrin

Primary environmental effects Persistency, high 309-00-2 (*1) accumulability 72-20-8 As above As above As above As above 60-57-1 As above As above

5 Hexachlorobenzene

118-74-1 As above

As above

6 DDT N,N'-Ditolyl-p-phenylenedia 7 mine

50-29-3 As above

As above

As above

As above

8 2,4,6-Tri-tert-butylphenol

732-26-3 As above

As above

9 Toxaphene

8001-35-2 As above

As above

10 Mirex

2385-85-5 As above

As above

56-35-9 As above

As above

As above

As above

Insulating oils etc.

As above

As above

Machine oils etc.

115-32-2 As above 87-68-3 As above

As above As above

Mite preventative agents Solvents

3846-71-7 As above

As above

UV light absorbents

As above

As above

Water and oil repellants, surfactants

307-35-7 As above

As above

PFOS raw material

608-93-5 As above

As above

Agricultural chemicals, by-products

As above

Lindane by-product

As above As above

Lindane by-product Agricultural chemicals,

Chemical substances 1 Aldrin

11 Bis(tributyltin) oxide 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) Polychloronaphthalenes (with 2 or more chlorine atoms) Dicohol Hexachlorobuta-1,3-diene 2-(2H-1,2,3-Benzotriazole-2yl)-4,6-di-tert-butylphenol Perfluoro (octane-1-sulfonic acid)(PFOS) or its salts Perfluoro (octane-1-sulfonyl) = fluoride (PFOSF)

19 Pentachlorobenzene


Primary legislatio n

alpha-Hexachlorocyclohexan 319-84-6 As above e 21 beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane 319-85-7 As above 22 gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexa 58-89-9 As above 20


Primary applications Insecticides Insecticides Termite disinfestants etc. Insecticides Raw material for insecticides etc Insecticides Antioxidants for rubber, styrene-butadiene rubber Antioxidants and other additives (limited to lubricating oils and fuel oils) , lubricating oil Insecticides, mite control agents (in agricultural and livestock farming applications) Flame retardants for resins, paints, paper, electrical products etc., insecticide, ant repellant Antifouling agent for fishing nets, and boat hulls etc.

ne (also known as Lindane) 23 Chlordecone 24 Hexabromobiphenyl

143-50-0 As above 36355-01As above 8 As above As above As above As above 115-29-7 As above

As above

insecticides As above

As above

Flame retardants

As above As above As above As above As above

As above As above As above As above Agricultural chemicals Flame retardant treatment for textiles, flame retardant beads for EPS, flame-proofed textiles and curtains Wood antiseptics, Insecticides and fungicides

25 26 27 28 29

Tetrabromodiphenyl ether Pentabromodiphenyl ether Hexabromodiphenyl ether Heptabromodiphenyl ether Endosulfan


Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

3194-55-6 As above

As above


Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters

As above

As above

As above

As above

Flame retardants

As above

As above

As above Insulator, filler, thermal insulation Dyes, Pigments Pigments Dye intermediate Dyes, Hardener Dyes, Antioxidant intermediate

Polychlorinated linear paraffin(having 10 to 13 32 carbon atoms and containing more than 48% of chlorine by total weight) 33 Decabromodifenyl ether 34 Asbestos 35 36 37 38

Bis(chloromethyl) ether 4-Aminodiphenyl 4-Nitrodiphenyl and its salts Benzidine and its salts beta-Naphthylamine and its 39 salts 40 Yellow phosphorous 41

Benzene adhesive (greater than 5% benzene)

Ozone depleting substances 42 (*3)



542-88-1 As above 92-67-1 As above As above 92-87-5 As above

As above As above As above As above

91-59-8 As above

As above

As above

Flammability, acute toxicity


As above


Rubber adhesive

Ozone Layer Protectio n Law

Ozone layer destruction

Refrigerants, foaming agents, extinguishing agents

(*1) Chemical Substances Control Law It is known that Class I specific chemical substances are produced as a by-product in the manufacturing process. In doing so, please comply with the standards presented by administrative agencies in accordance with the principle of BAT (Best Available Technology). (*2) Industrial Safety and Health Law (*3) Ozone depleting substances listed in the Montreal Protocol.


Annex II Substances for Which Inclusion is restricted under Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 2. Relevant legislation: Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS) AnnexII, Annex III,Annex IV However, Annex II is subject to revision directive 2015/863 / EU. Primary environmental Chemical substances Threshold value Primary applications effects Kidney dysfunction Pigments, anti-rust 1 Cadmium and its compounds 0.01% Reproductive defects treatments, batteries Carcinogenic Hexavalent chromium Pigments, paints, inks, 2 0.1% Carcinogenic compounds catalysts Central nervous system Rubber curing agents, 3 Lead and its compounds 0.1% dysfunction pigments, solder, plating Carcinogenic Brain defects Luminescence materials, 4 Mercury and its compounds 0.1% Mental disorders electrical contacts Bioaccumulative 5 PBBs 0.1% Production of Dioxins Flame retardant during combustion Bioaccumulative 6 PBDEs 0.1% Production of Dioxins Flame retardant during combustion Plasticizers for resin, Paints, Serious influential Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate pigments, 7 0.1% anxiety to environment DEHP adhesives, Reproductive toxicity lubricating oil additives Butyl bezy phthalate 8) 0.1% As above As above BBP Dibutyl phthalate 9 0.1% As above As above DBP Diisobutyl phthalate 10 0.1% As above As above DIBP ・Regardless of whether it is intentional or not, content rate can be kept below the threshold value. ・Applications exempted from the restriction are listed in Annex III and Annex IV of the RoHS directive. Relevant legislation: 1907/2006/EC (REACH) Annex XⅤII ENTRY No.

Chemical substances






Skin allergy


Specific azo dye




Hexavalent chromium




Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons




Dimethyl fumarate


Skin irritation


Central nervous system dysfunction Carcinogenic



制限用途 Molded articles that come into contact with the skin directly and for a long time. Textile and leather which are expected to come into direct contact with the skin or oral cavity for a long time A leather part of a molded article including leather which is supposed to come into contact with the skin Molded articles containing rubber and plastic parts that directly contact the skin and oral cavity for a long period of time and repeatedly articles Exterior parts of the watch touching the skin

・Within Anenex XⅤII, there is a fear that it is contained in the products of our group. For details of restrictions refer to the original text. 7

Annex III JAMP Declarable Substances Reference List Relevant Standards Chemical Substances Control Law, Class I Specified Chemical Substances Toxic Substances Control Act:TSCA Article 6 Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV) Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS), Annex II Restriction of Hazardous Substances Regulation (EC)No 850/2004 (POPs), Annex I Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), SVHC on the Candidate List Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), Annex XVII Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL) IEC 62474 DB Declarable Substance groups and Declarable Substances

Code LR01 LR02 LR03 LR04 LR05 LR06 LR07 IC01 IC02

Relevant Standards A Japanese law to establish a system for evaluating the properties of new chemical LR01 substances before their manufacture or import.


An US act: Toxic Substances Control Act


An EU directive designed to reduce the environmental impact of End of Life Vehicles.


An EU directive regulating hazardous substances included in electrical and electronic devices, and prohibition of use of substances. An EU regulation based on international treaties covering persistent organic pollutants such as PCBs and DDT. An EU regulations related to chemical substances and their safe use, handling, and application. A substance control list designed to reduce environmental impact in the automobile life cycle. An international standard related to procedures for disclosure of included substances determined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC111 Committee.

LR05 LR06 LR07 IC01 IC02

Annex IV Substances Relevant to Chemical Substance Control Standard Rank 4 and Prohibited for Use in Manufacturing Processes (*1) Primary environmental Primary Primary legislation effects applications Ozone Layer Protection Detergents and 1 Ozone depletion Law refrigerants Soil Contamination 2 Organochlorine detergents (*3) Soil contamination Detergents Countermeasures Law (*1) Except being used only in a hermetically sealed state (e.g. cooling medium in chillers). (*2) Ozone depleting substances prohibited for use are in manufacturing processes in accordance with Montreal Protocol. (*3) Organochlorine detergents prohibited for use in manufacturing processes are as follows; chloroethylene,carbon tetrachloride, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethylene, cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,3-dichloropropene , dichloromethane, tetrachloroethylene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, Chemical substances Ozone depleting substances (*2)