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Organizational Governance

Risk Management

Risk Management

Fujikura classifies risks to be managed into risks related to business opportunities (strategy risks) and risks related to the performance of its business activities (operational risks). Strategy risks are managed by top executives jointly through the Board of Directors and the Management Committee, while operational risks are managed by the Risk Management Committee based on the Fujikura Risk Management Rules.

With crisis management, we provide information to top management promptly and have established a response organization and a management system in the Fujikura Risk Management Rules.

As for operational risks, we manage a range of incidents daily that take place in our corporate activities, including those related to compliance, quality assurance, environmental management, safety and health, and information security under a system led by in-house organizations specializing in each of the fields. Specifically, the Legal Department, Quality Assurance Division, Global Environment Division, Human Resource & General Affairs Division, System Division, Security Export Administrative Division, and other in-house expert organizations show the values to which society wants companies to adhere to directors and employees. These in-house organizations work to ensure that the directors and employees behave appropriately in compliance with social norms as well as with laws and regulations so that the Company can win even more trust from a range of stakeholders including customers, consumers, employees, business partners, and shareholders.

Guidelines and Goals

The Fujikura group has established these "Risk Management Rules" in order to minimize and prevent loss in the administration of the Fujikura group before it occurs and build a base for continued, healthy growth while maintaining and elevating our business value.

Awareness of Important Risks

In the company-wide risk management system, the "Company-Wide Risks" that have a large effect on our company's administration are specified on a common scale, and departments are assigned responsibility for management of risks that require company-wide measures.

In detail, "Company-Wide Risks" are managed through risk management activity based on the PDCA cycle: 1. Identify and Assess risks, 2. Identify important/urgent risks, 3. Create and implement risk countermeasures, 4. Monitoring.

Risk Management System

Risk Management System

Risk Management System

FY2016 Efforts

In the 2016 fiscal year, the risk management committee met 3 times. Along with the risk management situation of FY2015, the risk management committee reports on each section and company's FY2016 efforts, company-wide risk responses, and BCP and BCM efforts.

Internal Reporting System

To prevent compliance violations and problems relating to human rights and to broaden the choices for whistle-blowers, Fujikura has set up intra-company and independent third-party consulting systems as an internal report system. For affiliated companies, internal reporting information management is handled unilaterally at the main office. There were 26 reports and consultations in FY2016. The internal reporting system is fully ingrained and functioning.

[Internal Reporting and Number of Consultation in FY2016]
FY2015 FY2016
Number of Internal Report and Consultations (cases) 15 26

Information Security

With the progress of this highly information-oriented society, the importance of information and the use of information systems are dramatically increasing in corporate activities. In particular in recent years, risks associated with electronic information are expanding, and we regard the implementation of information security measures as a top priority in our business activities. Fujikura formulated its Basic Rules on the Security of Electronic Information in 2005 to protect all information handled by the Fujikura Group. By constantly increasing the awareness of these rules among directors and employees and urging them to comply, we will fulfill our social responsibilities regarding information security.

Information security

Basic Principles on Information Security

  • Prevent illegal invasion, leakage, falsification, and destruction of information assets by implementing appropriate personnel, physical, and technical measures and never become a wrongdoer in this regard.
  • In the event of a security incident, give a prompt responses to minimize the damage.
  • Conduct security activities on a continual basis, establish a security management system to respond to new threats, and ensure higher safety through these activities.

We will enhance our information security by steadily managing our information assets and providing information security education to employees. At the same time, we will improve our information security level based on a PDCA cycle-driven management system so that the safety of the information assets handled by the Fujikura Group will be preserved, and this will help us win even more trust from society.

Activity in Fiscal 2016

The Fujikura Group Electronic Information Security Committee held an e-learning seminar on information security, in which 10,098 Group employees participated.

Privacy Protection

On March 22, 2005, we established the "Fujikurag Privacy Policy" and stipulate the management system for personal information protection and matters to be observed. We have appointed Executive Director as Chief of Personal Information Protection and established a compliance and operation system for personal information protection by establishing companywide personal information protection managers and divisions in charge of personal information protection in each department.

Privacy Policy

At Fujikura, we firmly believe that names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses and other personal information that can be used to identify individuals must be handled properly. For this purpose, we have established and practice a policy for the collection and handling of personal information.

In addition to strict compliance with the laws, regulations and guidelines set forth by the relevant Ministries of Japan, we also endeavor to exercise the proper handling of personal information through corporate regulations that establish internal systems and management mechanisms for personal information and provide training and education for our employees.

The basic policy for the proper handling of the personal information is prescribed in our corporate regulations, which are outlined in the following:

Existence of Violations in FY2016

No violations were confirmed in FY2016.

Fair Business Activities

Regarding Compliance The Group established the Fujikura Group Code of Conduct on October 1, 2002. In line with this "Fujikura Group Code of Conduct", domestic and international, internal and external laws, norms and rules, each of our executives and employees "compliance", "safety and health", "environment", "connection with society" We prioritize efforts to realize the corporate group that is trusted by "society" and is required for "society".

Thinking on Taxation

Tax Transparency

The Fujikura group has established a code of conduct that adheres to compliance measures. According to this code, all Fujikura group executives and employees must hold to the highest standards in personal conduct and obey all domestic and international rules and regulations in letter and spirit. Furthermore, all executives and employees must respect local societal customs and culture and adhere to the highest standards of dignity and social common sense in their actions. According to this fundamental philosophy, we adhere to the following principals with regard to tax processing, in addition to educating employees on work to maintain and improve compliance.

  • In accordance with the tax and accounting laws of each country and area, we always perform appropriate taxation and fair accounting.
  • We have set up a system for full prior examination to endeavor to reduce tax risks for transactions with high expected tax risks.
  • Fujikura adheres to corporate law and related laws with regard to financial statements. In addition to efforts to draft fair statements, Fujikura is also working to increase fiscal transparency.

Protection of Intellectual Property

Our company develops business while fully respecting the intellectual property rights of third parties Based on this policy, research and development department and intellectual property department together, the knowledge of others such as patents We investigate the relationship between the property right and our company's products and technology Specifically, we introduce a system to regularly distribute domestic and international patent information on the development theme of the research and development department, investigate the necessity of measures In addition to requiring the R&D department to do, it places personnel specializing in the investigation in the intellectual property department, supports patent investigation, and multiple attorneys who are enrolled are involved in the judgment of the genus of the technical scope of the product Also, we ask external experts to make judgment as necessary.

Meanwhile, regarding the unauthorized use of patents, design rights, trademark rights, etc. possessed by the Company, we take appropriate measures based on the law.

The Fujikura's Policy on Protection of Intellectual Property