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.
Basic principles on information security
In fiscal 2013, 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.
Protection of intellectual property
Fujikura has been proactively obtaining patents, design rights and other intellectual property rights to secure its business superiority achieved through the results of its research and development efforts, while duly respecting the intellectual property rights of third parties. Against the unauthorized use of our patents, design rights, trademark rights and other rights, we take appropriate actions based on applicable laws.
Our strategic business units (SBUs) regularly hold meetings on intellectual property (IP), and our business, R&D and intellectual property departments jointly conduct activities to build up strategies on intellectual property based on business strategies, "visualize" our position and that of our competitors in terms of patent acquisition, and foster patent filing as part of the effort to meet business challenges while managing intellectual property rights.
Moreover, we regularly hold IP seminars according to the expertise of participating employees, organize meetings for our intellectual property research groups to report their activities, and invite external experts to give special IP lectures to employees, thereby raising the IP awareness of Fujikura Group employees.
The Fujikura's policy on Protection of intellectual property