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CSR Integrated Report

Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2015
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Fair Operating Practices

Business Continuity Plan(BCP)

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

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

In the event of a widespread disaster, the president of Fujikura Ltd., who chairs the committee that deals with serious risks, will establish the Group's disaster management headquarters upon request from the director in charge. The headquarters will then collect and manage related information, make factual investigations, and formulate measures to prevent or minimize damage. The headquarters will also check the situations of the business departments and Group companies to identify issues that are difficult for them to solve independently; set priorities and allocate resources for the solution of the problems; and make necessary responses externally.

Provision of training on BCP for the group

Provision of training on BCP for the group

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 fiscal 2014.

We at the Fujikura Group have been making business continuity plans (BCPs) against possible mega-quakes as an entire Group and also as individual in-house companies. Based on the plans, we have been implementing disaster control and reduction measures, while at the same time never forgetting about the damage that resulted from the mega-quake and the extraordinarily severe experiences we had at that time. It is said, however, that a disaster strikes when you least expect it, and today on March 11, we need to renew our decision to continue to put to use the lessons we learned from the mega-quake, while recognizing that memories fade as time goes by.

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.

Participation in the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Fujikura became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on September 3, 2013, expressing support for the universal and international principles therein. We think that it is very meaningful for the company to participate in the UNGC activities to help the United Nations build up an international framework beyond national and regional boundaries. Under the leadership of the United Nations and the Global Compact Network Japan (GC-NJ), the Fujikura Group is conducting activities for the establishment of the framework.

The Fujikura Group CSR Committee participated in the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai in March 2015. In the Public Forum held at 14 venues within the city, we were able to exchange information about disaster control/reduction with various groups around the world. We would like to make use of the experience we gained through this global event to implement necessary measures toward the future.

Disaster control card and Safety confirmation system

Drills for large earthquakes

Drills for large earthquakes

Drills for large earthquakes

Drills for large earthquakes

Fujikura group disaster countermeasures headquarter

Fujikura group disaster countermeasures headquarter