Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Risk Management

Basic Policy on Risk Management

Fiscal Year 2019 Vision

All EBARA Group employees, including employees at overseas Group companies, share the Ebara Way and the Code of Conduct as a common identity and set of values. In addition, each group company will have systems to foresee and prevent risks based on the group-wide Risk Management Guidelines.

Basic Policy

In order to mitigate all risks that could hinder the sound and continuous development of the EBARA Group, we will shift from existing activities that focus on individual identified risks to systemic risk management to grasp, evaluate and minimize risk, in addition to building a sound system that continuously indicates and implements improvements.

Risk Management System

Body Purpose Composition
Risk Management Panel Deliberate and oversee overall risk management strategy and measures for the Group and provides guidance and support for improvements Members: All Executive Officers
Chair: President, Representative Executive Officer
Business Continuity Management Subcommittee Ensure business continuity in the event of a large-scale disaster Members:
Department heads of Risk Management/ HR/General Affairs/Information Systems/Business Segment Risk Management Departments
Chair: Risk Management Division Executive Officer
Information Security Subcommittee Strengthen information security measures with a particular focus on IT Security and Information Management Members: Department heads of Risk Management/Information Systems
Chair: Person responsible for Group Information Security
Company Risk Management Committees - Respond to risks faced by each business segment and each Group Company under the purview of each business segment regarding sales projects, contracts, investment and financing, and so on
- Implement improvement measures indicated by the Risk Management Panel
Members: Nominees of Company Presidents
Chair: Company Presidents

Company-wide Crisis Simulations

We conduct company-wide crisis simulations all employees of the domestic EBARA Group participate in every year.

On September 3rd (Monday), 2018, the simulation included the set-up and operation of a crisis-response general headquarters and local headquarters and evacuation drills in districts, offices, sales offices and group companies. Through this simulation, we reaffirmed the correct procedures to take during a crisis and raise the awareness of each employee regarding crisis response.

-General Headquarters-
The simulation situation was of a large earthquake directly under the capital in the early morning in which the members of the crisis-response general headquarters (EBARA's Executive Officers) would have limited means of communication. The supervising headquarters and the Osaka branch office (secretariat) worked together to practice first-response to this crisis situation.

Osaka Branch Office (Secretariat)

-Local Headquarters-
Each local crisis-response headquarters practiced gathering information regarding safety status and damages and reporting it to the general headquarters.

Futtsu District
(Evacuation Drill)
Fujisawa District
(Local Disaster Response Organizational Training)
Sodegaura District
(Local Disaster Response Organizational Training)

-Evacuation Drills-
We conducted evacuation drills based on the evacuation guidance plan at each site and practiced confirming the safety of all employees.

Futtsu District
Sodegaura District
Kumamoto District

-Other-
At the Haneda headquarters, we conducted emergency building checks in line with the “Guidelines for Emergency Building Inspections” released by the Cabinet Office Japan

Conducting building-tilt inspection

Business Continuity Management

The EBARA Group’s products, technologies, and services are used in every corner of our society, industry, and daily life, including water supply and sewage systems, flood-control drain pumps, waste incinerators, power plants, steel, chemical, semiconductor, and other types of plants, hospitals, commercial buildings, and condominiums. It is the mission of the EBARA Group to provide products and services to help continue or quickly recover these functions when a massive disaster strikes.

In the event of a disaster of a scale that may disrupt business, the local headquarters set at each location takes the initiative by conducting evacuations, rescues, putting out fires and any other conduct necessary to secure the safety of our employees and prevent further damage to facilities. After the initial response, the business continuity and recovery activities begin, with the intent to mitigate damage to ongoing projects and facilitate the rapid recovery of important business. The headquarters for company business continuity measures monitors’ company-wide progress, disseminates information and makes company-wide instructions.

Information Management

Information Security

We protect our information systems while managing data in an appropriate fashion and never use information in unethical ways. Furthermore we take extensive measures to protect personal information of employees, customers and suppliers alike.

Information Security Policy

The following five principles are part of the EBARA Group’s information security policy and must be followed by all executive officers and employees of the EBARA Group:

1 . Fully understand the impact of information leakage and recognize the necessity of protection from such leakage.
2 . Do not take out important information outside the Company. If necessary for business, get necessary permission.
3 . Take suitable countermeasures against carelessness or other actions which may lead to information leakage, and prepare in advance for the effects of information leakage.
4 . Control and maintain significant information so that you can identify and restrict when information leakage has occurred.
5 . In the event of a leak of significant information, immediately inform the relevant departments of the Company and take necessary action.

Approach to Information Security:

1. Management regulations, education, etc.

We at EBARA Corporation have established Information Security company regulations and operate in accordance with these regulations. In addition, we regularly create various manuals, educational materials as well as a yearly e-learning module to educate employees about information security.

2. Physical Security

We take measures to protect our data and other system infrastructure from earthquakes, power failure and other disaster scenarios. We also protect our infrastructure and other data including documents and storage media through proper security measures such as theft prevention measures and proper disposal methods at various business locations to prevent data leakage.

3. Operational Management of Information Systems and Communication Networks

We strive to ensure our systems and software are always on the cutting edge in order to minimize risks associated with older systems. We also monitor and protect a variety of devices in order to catch security threats early. In addition, we use encryption technology and passwords, etc. to protect sensitive information and minimize information security incidents.

4. Access Management, Development and Maintenance of Security Measures

We ensure the proper management of passwords, IDs, approval authority, access to privileged information and systems based on our IT General Control Rules. In addition, we strive for the standardization and systematization of system development, construction, and maintenance.

5. Response to Incidents and Emergencies

We are constantly evaluating and working to improve our incident management, duplication of important equipment and networks, back-ups as well as our communication, reporting and established recording processes based on our Management System.