Sekisui Chemical Group is advancing development of a risk management system to unify risk management, which strives to prevent risks from occurring, and crisis management, which involves responding to major risks that have occurred.
In contemporary corporate activities, which are growing in complexity, it is impossible to ascertain accurately all risks that could be realized in the future. For this reason, Sekisui Chemical Group continues to run through the plan-do-check-action (PDCA) cycle of risk management, considering increasing all employees’ sensitivity to risks to be essential to addressing such risks.
Although in fiscal 2010 only divisions under Company organizations ran through this cycle, in fiscal 2011 operating companies were added to bring the total number to 42 organizations. Among these, formulations of risk response plans were conducted overseas at model companies in Europe, the U.S., South Korea, and China. In the future we will establish PDCA cycles for these model companies and link them to deployment of similar activities in each region.
In fiscal 2011, Sekisui Chemical Group conducted a comprehensive inspection of its crisis management system and worked to reconstruct the system, in order to utilize its experience with the Great East Japan Earthquake to prepare for future crises.
When encountering a crisis, the first responses of individuals and organizations determine the success or failure of subsequent responses. For this reason, the Group thoroughly revised crisis management documents and systematically improved tools such as procedure manuals, to enable the necessary people to take the necessary actions at the necessary times. We also surveyed the current state of the disaster-prevention systems at approximately 800 sites in Japan and decided on courses of action for future responses.
In fiscal 2012, based on these experiences we will run through the crisis management PDCA cycle and implement continual improvements at all sites. In addition, we will expand these domestic efforts to overseas sites as well, preparing for restructuring of systems in fiscal 2013 and later.
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