The Calsonic Kansei Group has established a Risk Management Committee in response to the global expansion of our business and the diversification of risk. This committee is composed of Global Executive Committee (GEC) members and the executive in charge of General Support and Human Resources serves as the Chairman. The PDCA cycle for risk management activities, which includes the identification of major risks and the development of response plans, is then implemented by the executives responsible for each business unit, functional division, and region.
The Risk Management Committee globally oversees six product business units, eight functional divisions, and six regions, and strives to conduct proper risk management by engaging in activities that reduce or eliminate risks.
Risk Management Promotion System
Activities of the Risk Management Committee
Each year, the Calsonic Kansei Group assesses the frequency and severity of potential risks, including natural disasters and financial and product risks, to identify major risks for both the entire Group and the individual divisions. We work to reduce or eliminate risks through these activities, and strive to use them as opportunities to expand our business by ensuring an appropriate risk level. In fiscal 2016, the Risk Management Committee identified a total of four issues as potential major risks for the entire Group, namely, large-scale disasters, production continuity (supply risk), quality, and China’s VOC restrictions*. The Committee then formulated measures based on an execution plan, and evaluated the execution status and results of these measures. In each region, in addition to taking steps to address major risks common to the entire Group worldwide, the Committee identified risks unique to each region, formulated activity plans, and evaluated the results of the measures taken. When a risk does materialize, the Committee will continue working to take swift and appropriate action.
- China’s VOC regulations: Restrictions in China on emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) inside vehicle cabins
As part of its business continuity planning (BCP), the Calsonic Kansei Group has established the Disaster Management Regulations, in preparation for disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons. Based on these regulations, we have also developed the Company-Wide Disaster Prevention Manual, which is an action guide for employees to follow. In the event of a disaster that could interfere with production continuity in the Group, the Central Disaster Task Force will be activated in Group Headquarters. To deal with possible interruptions to power transmission, the Central Disaster Task Force is equipped with emergency power generators, along with multiple means of communication including satellite phones. This Central Disaster Task Force has been called into action on two occasions to date—the Great East Japan Earthquake and the major flooding event in Thailand. In both of these cases, it was able to secure the safety of employees and achieve rapid recovery of production. Furthermore, in preparation for a large-scale major earthquake disaster over a wide area, earthquake early warning systems have been installed in all Group facilities in Japan. Emergency power generators have also been installed in manufacturing locations where there is the possibility of fire, so that fire-fighting measures can be conducted at any time. Additionally, at the Calsonic Kansei R&D Center and Headquarters, the main building has a seismically isolated structure that will enable it to serve as a temporary shelter for people who are unable to return home following a disaster.
Basic Response in the Event of a Major Earthquake
Disaster Prevention Structure
The Calsonic Kansei Group shares its Information Security Policy on a global level, while the Global Information Security Committee implements the required measures as and when needed to strengthen information security, referencing matters such as incidents of information leaks both within and outside the Group. We also conduct an ongoing annual in-house education program in an effort to spread awareness of and instill information security. To ensure that the personal information of employees, business partners and other parties is adequately protected, we have developed Personal Information Management Regulations that stipulate matters including management systems, rules, and procedures based on laws, related government ordinances, and other guidelines, etc., concerning the protection of personal information. Personal information is thoroughly managed throughout the entire company in accordance with these regulations.
Information Security Management Structure
In order to address information security as a management issue at Calsonic Kansei, we have established an information security management structure with the vice president responsible for the information systems department serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO holds regular meetings of the Global Information Security Committee, to hold the necessary discussions for ensuring the proper implementation of information security for the entire Group. A Secretariat, comprising personnel from the information systems, general affairs, and human resources departments, has been established to serve as a dedicated information security division and to assist the CIO. In addition, the CIO plans and implements measures to ensure that internal regulations related to information security run smoothly and efficiently. At major overseas Group companies, we have established Regional Information Security Committees and have introduced management structures equivalent to those at Calsonic Kansei. These structures have full responsibility for information security at each company.
Information Security Management Structure
Information Security Education and Awareness-RaisingGlobal
A high level of awareness regarding proper information management by every employee is essential for information security compliance, so we are working to strengthen awareness of compliance. In addition to implementing security measures such as the management of digital data access rights and restrictions on the use of external storage media, we are also conducting activities to raise awareness among employees.
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Disaster Response ActivitiesJapan
Calsonic Kansei introduced a safety confirmation system in Fiscal 2014 and conduct safety training based on annual safety training plans. These measures have been gradually introduced at Group facilities in Japan since Fiscal 2015. In October 2015, we installed a groundwater membrane filtration system at the Calsonic Kansei R&D Center and Headquarters to provide safe drinking water to employees who are unable to go home following a disaster, as well as nearby residents. This system can still provide drinking water even if the public water supply system is disrupted.
Information Security Activities in Fiscal 2016Global
The Global Security Committee met twice and the Japan Region Information Security Committee met four times in Fiscal 2016 to deploy new measures related to improving information security and to share information on the status of audits. Security measures: internal audit conducted on risks of information leaks Employee awareness-raising activities: employee education provided with global standardized content “Security Week” held with the aim of improving knowledge and awareness of security among all employees on a global level Distribution of a message by CEO, Hiroshi Moriya, and the responsible directors to raise awareness Messages posted on intranet and display on wall posters to improve awareness of security