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 troubles, 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 trouble information, thereby
establishing a system for obtaining the latest information
promptly. We also share information about the causes of fires 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.
With regard to seismic protection, the Group is taking
measures by conducting earthquake resistance surveys.
To prepare for tsunami, the Group has obtained inundation hazard
maps from local governments and identified and secured
safe areas inside buildings (by indicating altitudes, evacuation
areas, and other information).
- Fire Countermeasures
Voluntary inspections are conducted at each business site
and disaster control inspections are conducted as preventive
- Emergency Supplies
Water, food, and other items are stockpiled at each business
site in preparation for emergencies.