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Fujikura Group CSR Report 2012
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Fair Operating Practices

Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

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.

Expanding the BCP target across business segments

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.

Implementation items

Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

The Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred at 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, also inflicted damage to the Fujikura Group's bases. Fortunately, no employees were injured and none of our factories or facilities were damaged beyond repair. Specifically, the disaster caused the following damage to the Group:

Buildings: None of the structures were damaged beyond repair, although some of the ceilings, walls and floors were severely damaged and some partitions fell down. This was thanks to the seismic reinforcement work that had been conducted at each Group base since 2007.

Utility facilities: Some pipes were damaged and cable racks had fallen down, but the electric power receiving and transforming facilities were not badly damaged.

Production facilities: Although there was only minor damage to the production facilities of the bases located in areas recording high seismic intensity, the Sakura Plant facilities suffered damage. Nonetheless, thanks to the BCP, which had been implemented since before the occurrence of the earthquake, there was only minimum damage to optical fiber preforms.

After the earthquake, we first inspected the building structures to ensure the safety of the recovery work to be conducted amidst frequent aftershocks. Subsequently, we made efforts for the recovery of the buildings and production facilities in the face of rolling blackouts and gasoline shortages. In particular, we made a concerted effort as an entire Group toward the earliest possible recovery of manufacturing facilities for electric wires and optical fibers, which would be used in the disaster afflicted areas as infrastructure materials. The Group's bases also sent relief goods to Fujikura's branch in Tohoku (in Sendai City), which was damaged by the earthquake. We will continue to implement seismic reinforcement work for the Group's buildings and complete the work as early as possible.

In preparation against large earthquakes

We conducted an emergency drill in preparation against large earthquakes that may strike in the future.