Risk Management

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We are constructing a comprehensive system for preventing the realization of all types of risks.

Risk Management System

At UACJ, individual departments identify business risks, and take measures to avoid or mitigate them. Progress in implementing risk management measures is reported to the CSR Committee, which then assesses the propriety of the measures taken.

Risk management information

BCP (Business Continuity Plan)

UACJ is working to develop a business continuity plan (BCP) that would allow it to continue to provide products and services, or enable the rapid restoration of these activities, in the event of a major earthquake, widespread emergence of infectious disease, or other emergency situation.

Response System for Major Earthquakes and Other Disasters

In preparation for an earthquake, fire, or other such disaster, UACJ has built a response system that provides for the safety of employees, minimizes damage by preventing secondary disasters, and speeds recovery.

At a more specific level, we have established an emergency contact network and equipped business locations with commercial radio equipment that will allow us to assess the condition of damaged facilities, swiftly assemble key personnel, and undertake rescue and support efforts.

In fiscal 2015, we installed safety confirmation systems at three companies, bringing to 23 the total number of companies where installations have been completed. This is out of a total of 29 companies for which we plan to provide these systems. Installations at the remaining six companies where safety confirmation systems have yet to be installed are scheduled for fiscal 2016.

A commercial radio system for use in times of emergency has been installed at nine UACJ business locations and 28 business locations belonging to one of 13 Group companies in Japan. We plan to install this radio system at more locations in fiscal 2016.

To help ensure our ability to act swiftly and reliably in times of emergency, we regularly conduct training exercises at individual business locations. In one example, training for setting up a disaster-response headquarters and responding to a disaster was held at our headquarters in September 2015. Everyone, including the chairman, president, all other executives working at the headquarters, and all 300 or so rank-and-file employees participated in this exercise, in which we tested skills in setting up, operating, and breaking down a disaster-response headquarters; and fighting fires.

Disaster response initiatives tailored to circumstances at individual business locations are also being taken. The Nagoya Works provides one example. Lying in an area specifically addressed by the Large-Scale Earthquake Countermeasures Law, this facility has taken steps such as seismically reinforcing the works’ main structure, securing evacuation routes, installing early warning devices, and setting aside disaster supplies. At the same time, it has prepared an earthquake preparedness manual, which serves as the basis for annual comprehensive preparedness training for a possible earthquake and tsunami.

Picture of Training for the set-up of a disaster-response headquarters at UACJ’s headquarters
Picture of Training for the set-up of a disaster-response headquarters at UACJ’s headquarters
Picture of Training for the set-up of a disaster-response headquarters at UACJ’s headquarters
Picture of Training for the set-up of a disaster-response headquarters at UACJ’s headquarters

Training for the set-up of a disaster-response headquarters at UACJ’s headquarters

Disaster-Response Training by Business Location

Business Location Training Conducted
Headquarters Firefighting, safety confirmation, evacuation, emergency life-saving, setting up a disaster-response headquarters, radio communications
Nagoya Works Comprehensive training for responding to a major earthquake in the Nankai Trough (Setting up a disaster-response headquarters, evacuation, safety confirmation, emergency life-saving, etc.)
Safety confirmation, radio communications
Fukui Works Comprehensive disaster-response training (Setting up a disaster-response headquarters, evacuation, safety confirmation, firefighting, emergency life-saving, etc.)
Safety confirmation, radio communications
Fukaya Works Comprehensive disaster-response training (Setting up a disaster-response headquarters, evacuation, safety confirmation, firefighting, emergency life-saving, etc.)
Safety confirmation, radio communications
Nikko Works Comprehensive disaster-response training, firefighting at individual worksites, AED instruction, safety confirmation, radio communications