Approach to Risk Management

We believe that risk management is a fundamental of business management and an essential feature for a corporation. We are striving to achieve business-worthy risk management by creating a comprehensive, functional, and effective risk management framework. We are striving to identify, foresee and forestall risks, and minimize the harm from any crises that occur.

 

Risk Management Framework

Our group formulates the risk management rules as rules concerning risk management and has prepared a framework for carrying out risk management through the CSR Committee (Secretariat: Department of CSR Initiatives), which is chaired by the President & Representative Director.

The CSR Committee assesses information related to risks across the company as a whole, and selects and monitors important risks. It provides instructions and advice to the relevant divisions, and discusses and makes decisions on the management of risks that become apparent. The committee also reports regularly on the situation to the Board of Directors. Moreover, we have adopted a Risk Management System and follow PDCA management (plan, do, check, act) so that we can uniformly track the risks inside the group and achieve risk management for the corporate as a whole.

Framework for Risk Management

 

Dealing with Important Risks

Each year, the CSR Committee selects important risks and then monitors changing circumstances and the progress etc. of countermeasures for these selected important risks each quarter.
See the list of important risks below for important risks that were selected in FY2021 and in the past.

*List of Important Risks

 

Example of dealing with important risks: earthquakes and other disasters

As an example of risk response activities, to respond to earthquakes and other disasters, which were identified as an important risk in FY2021, disaster drills are being conducted at different locations with a view to putting the safety of our employees first and to restore operations promptly in the wake of a disaster.

 

Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

To prepare for emergency situations such as natural disasters and infections, our group has established and operates a business continuity plan (BCP) that will secure all human lives including those of our employees while also fulfilling our responsibility to supply products to customers by means of swiftest possible business recovery.
BCP response organizations, basic policy, possible scenarios, initial response procedure, BCP implementation procedure, recovery procedure and financial planning etc. are described in the BCP manual and awareness-raising has been thoroughly conducted for our employees. We also implement regular training and annual BCP training.
Our FY2021 BCP training was conducted completely on a remote basis due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCP manual is also inspected once per year and any erroneous items are revised.

Basic policy for business continuity plans (BCPs)

  • Give the highest priority to the lives and safety of everyone on company premises.
  • In order to fulfill our supply responsibilities to our customers, take preventive measures that anticipate the risk of disaster, and focus primarily on recovering from disaster in the shortest period of time.
  • Cooperate with neighboring regions and local governments to provide as much assistance as possible.

Disaster drill at the Takatsuka Unit
Disaster drill at the Takatsuka Unit

 

COVID-19 Countermeasures

To respond to COVID-19, we are proactively utilizing remote work and online conferencing while also thoroughly implementing measures to prevent infections such as daily temperature-checking at the office, alcohol disinfectant for hands and fingers, wearing masks, social distancing, and workplace vaccinations. We are also striving to constantly determine market and supplier situations, while continuously supplying products.
Good quality network connections are required to ensure employee peace of mind for the proactive utilization of remote work and online conferencing. Our group is striving to enhance its information security measures for remote work.

*In March 2020, a BCP for infections was established. We are also currently working on an IT-BCP.

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