Crisis Management Initiatives
Earth Corporation holds Crisis Management Committee meetings three times each year, with the participation of Group companies in Japan. All Group entities conduct activities aimed at preventing risks that could lead to a management crisis.
Earth Corporation has created a “Crisis Management Manual” and a “BCP*1 Manual,” and promotes crisis awareness among its employees. The company currently focuses its efforts on management (BCM*2) that promotes the functioning of the Business Continuity Plan. In 2018, the company obtained Resilience Certification based on a guideline regarding the certification of organizations contributing to National Resilience established by the National Resilience Promotion Office of the Cabinet Secretariat. This Certification was updated in 2020. Based on this certification, the company undertakes measures in the event of disasters, at the Head Office, R&D Center, plants, and other workplaces. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company has also introduced teleworking for all employees, conducts temperature measurements and health management, and requires employees to wear masks while at work. In-house environments were also disinfected as part of BCP measures. This process was mainly conducted by health committee members and employees in the workplace, who used “BACT-1O2,” an environmental sanitation bactericidal deodorizing agent, to disinfect doorknobs, copy machines, and shared office spaces.
*1 BCP：Business Continuity Plan
*2 BCM：Business Continuity Management
Basic Crisis Management Policy
Earth Corporation and Earth Corporation employees are fully aware that these risks to employee safety, loss of society’s trust, and economic losses resulting from various management crises can bring about a serious hindrance to management, so organized and systematic measures are put in place to prevent such management crises from occurring.
Even in the event that a crisis materializes, here, we have laid out measures for clarifying and sharing “basic crisis management regulations” as basic rules and codes of conduct so that the parties involved can quickly make judgments and act to minimize damages.
Crisis Management Conduct Guidelines
- Place first priority on protecting human life
- Protect the company’s assets
- Execute business continuity management to minimize damages to stakeholders, protect social trust, and ensure the company’s continued existence
Risk management structure
Information Security Initiatives
Earth Corporation has implemented an Information Security Management System (ISMS) through the Information System Division, and has established a “Basic Information Security Policy,” communicating to all employees the importance of information security. Employees undergo regular information security training to prevent risks that could lead to information leaks and other related accidents. Each year, training is held in each division along with approximately 100 information security managers and staff, and risk assessments are conducted through individual questionnaires and information asset ledgers. The company receives ongoing certification for ISO/IEC27001 (Information Security Management Systems) based on third-party reviews. The ISMS Committee creates annual plans, amends manuals, and discusses improvement measures based on post-review evaluations by outside third-party auditing agencies. Continuous training in key areas of information security is provided as part of new employee training, based on ISMS and smart device manuals.