We identify risks to be addressed in a Group-wide manner as Group-wide risks and operating line risks. We address such risks by specifying a division in charge of managing major risks and a supporting division.
Above all, to ensure a prompt initial response to emergencies, we have established a system for reporting and collecting information around the clock.
In the event of a serious incident to be addressed by the overall Group, we establish the Group emergency headquarters to confirm the safety of employees, check the damage suffered, and take prompt measures to continue supplying products to our customers. In addition, we constantly review and improve our crisis response system through training on the establishment of Group emergency headquarters and the inspection and maintenance of necessary facilities, equipment, and other items, in our efforts to maintain and improve our initial response capability.
For handling business continuity risks, such as natural disasters and accidents, we implement business continuity management (BCM) by having each COMPANY formulate a business continuity plan (BCP) and review it as necessary. We have also established the Group Disaster Control Office as a permanent organization and formulated rules on the reporting of disaster and accident information, thereby establishing a system for obtaining the latest information promptly. We also share information about the causes of fires and accidents, and other information beyond boundaries between COMPANYs in our efforts to disseminate measures to prevent their recurrence throughout the Group.
In Japan, we have introduced a safety confirmation system for Group employees. Using this system, safety confirmation is carried out promptly at the headquarters and each business location in the event of a disaster or accident.
We conduct nationwide safety confirmation training twice a year, thereby maintaining a system that places maximum priority on human life. In addition, a comprehensive disaster drill is conducted regularly at each business location.
Concerning seismic protection, we are taking measures one by one by conducting earthquake resistance surveys.
For tsunami, we have obtained an inundation hazard map from each local government and identified and secured safe areas inside buildings (by indicating altitudes, evacuation areas, and other information).
For fire prevention, we conduct voluntary inspections at each business location and conduct disaster control inspections as our preventive maintenance efforts.
At each business location, we stockpile water, food, and other items for emergencies.