Importance of following CSR regulation for purchases among enterprises 2016-2018

According to a survey conducted in summer 2018, over 26 percent of Japanese stated that executing transactions conforming to corporate compliance and adhering to corporate social responsibility (CSR) regulations is an important aspect in the procurement and purchase of goods. Despite the sudden increase in importance, a sustainable development still falls behind of business operation related aspects like cost reduction of indirect goods and the procurement of quality controlled products.

Share of enterprises agreeing that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is important when procuring goods in Japan from 2016 to 2018

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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

July 25 to August 24, 2018

Number of respondents

458 business enterprises*

Special properties

online survey; up to 3 answers possible

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

*215 manufacturing companies and 243 non-manufacturing companies were surveyed in 2018.
Total sample sizes of previous surveys:
2016: n=211
2017: n=337

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