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CSR Integrated Report

Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2016
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Fair Operating Practices

Business Continuity Plan/Management(BCP/BCM)

Business Continuity Plan/Management(BCP/BCM)

Fujikura is formulating a widely applicable BCP by appropriately identifying business risks, thereby making the necessary preparations and building a system to respond to any emergencies. Through these efforts we are working to ensure a stable supply of our products to the market and gain more trust from our customers and other stakeholders.

Developing BCP formulation for the entire group

In fiscal 2009, we chose pilot departments to be included in the target for a BCP, and began examining and formulating a plan for the selected departments. Specifically, we planned what to do in the departments and across their value chains in the event of a large natural disaster. We have subsequently expanded the BCP target to include three other departments. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, we have also decided to formulate a BCP for head office, assuming that a large-scale inland earthquake will hit the Tokyo metropolitan area.
By formulating a BCP across the business segments, we aim to shorten the time required to recover from an emergency and eventually to strengthen our business foundation. We will thus improve our overall ability to respond to disasters and see to it that we can give a reliable response to requests from our business partners, even in case of emergency.

In fiscal 2015, we also started BCM training, aiming for more practical application while shifting from BCP to BCM.

The Fujikura Group's Business Continuity Policy

We established the Fujikura Group Business Continuity Policy in March 2012. We subsequently formulated the Group's basic business continuity plan and the head office's business continuity plan in line with the policy.

The Fujikura Group Business Continuity Policy

In line with the following principles, we will foster business continuity management (BCM) so that we can continue to fulfill our corporate social responsibility and supply our products and services in a stable manner even in the event of an emergency.

Business continuity planning (BCP) for the Group

BCP and the Kumamoto Earthquake

Massive "Kumamoto Earthquake" Occurred in the Central Kumamoto Area

On April 14, 2016, a massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the central Kumamoto area. This earthquake was called the “Kumamoto Earthquake”. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks, and a number of casualty and injuries occurred and the news reported that many buildings and houses, including Kumamoto Castle, were nearly destroyed reaffirmed the importance of preparing for natural disasters. Our group expresses our heartfelt condolences to those who passed away in the Kumamoto earthquake, and we hope that many of the affected people make a speedy recovery as soon as possible.

The group companies located in Kumamoto Prefecture, which became the focal area, is Fujikura Line Tech West Japan and Fujikura Precision. Immediately after the earthquake, the Group established the "Group Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters" within the Fujikura headquarters based on the "Fujikura Group Business Continuity Plan (BCP)". Local disaster countermeasures headquarters were set up in Fujikura Precision in the disaster area, and in cooperation with each other, we worked together for recovery according to the series of procedures determined by BCP.

To prepare for large earthquakes

Since 2007, the Fujikura Group has been voluntarily reinforcing the seismic resistance of its buildings based on its own stringent criteria, in order to ensure that the buildings will not collapse in the event of a large earthquake with a seismic intensity of upper 6 for the safety of employees. The reinforcement work proved effective at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake at 2011; thanks to the reinforcement work that had been done at the Sakura Plant, the plant building was not badly damaged in the earthquake and the plant was able to resume operations at a very early stage. The reinforcement work were completed at the Sakura, Numazu, Suzuka and Ishioka plants of Fujikura Ltd. and is now underway at other Group companies.

Every September we conduct a disaster management drill at each of our bases. The drill is composed of evacuation training, inspection of the manufacturing facilities and training to deal with the assumed damage. In particular, for fires and environmental pollutions we constantly implement precautionary measures so as not to cause any problems to people living near our facilities.

President's message urging employees to prepare for large disasters

The Fujikura Group suffered serious damage from two large disasters in 2011'the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, and the extensive flooding in Thailand, which continued from October to December. Since the mega-quake, the president of Fujikura Ltd. has been sending a message to employees every March 11 urging them to keep the memory of the tragic disaster alive and not to forget what they experienced at that time. The president also sent a message on March 11 in fiscal 2014 urging members to renew their commitment to not forget the disaster.

The following outlines the March 11 message given by the president in FY 2015.

"The Group has formulated BCP (Business Continuity Plan) and is developing it for each group company and each company. However, it does not mean “everything is OK” if we have a BCP. It is important to have crisis awareness at all times and to be able to respond to disasters, accidents and such. In addition, I believe each and every group employee is the company's greatest asset. Please reconfirm disaster prevention in the workplace. We pray that every single one of us will be safe without any injury even if a disaster occurs...”

Individual members of the Fujikura Group are working to make sufficient preparations for the possibility of large disasters, making a fresh resolve never to forget their experiences during the Great East Japan Earthquake. 

Disaster control card and Safety confirmation system

Drills for large earthquakes

Fujikura group disaster countermeasures headquarter

The Group Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters is organized by the President who is also the Chief of the Risk Response Committee when a wide area disaster occurs, initiated by the responsible officer, we do the necessary activities to gather and manage related information, confirm the factual relationship, formulated countermeasures, and prevented or minimalize loss. In addition, the Group Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters will grasp the activity status of each business division and each group company, and will prioritize the matters that are difficult to coordinate by business departments alone or group companies alone, make decisions on resource allocation and external responses.