In order to minimize the impact in emergency on the Group's business and to fulfill our social responsibilities, the HORIBA Group has formulated the following basic business continuity plan.
The HORIBA Group, even upon the occurrence of large-scale disasters or other emergencies, shall strive to minimize the impact on its customers, vendors and other concerned parties, carry on its business activities to the greatest degree possible and resume operations at an early point in time, in order to work through its products and services to supply people with health, reassurance and safety.
Upon the occurrence of large-scale disasters, responses shall be mounted with the foremost priority of maintaining safety for the lives of employees and their families and all other persons concerned with the business activities of the HORIBA Group.
Large-scale disasters, etc. shall refer to earthquakes, wind and flood damage and other natural disasters, terrorism, war and other social disruptions, suspension of electrical power, communications, information systems and other social infrastructure, epidemics of new strains of influenza and other infectious diseases and other corresponding situations, with this Plan to be utilized upon suspension of the business activities of the HORIBA Group or the Group’s customers, vendors and other concerned parties, or the occurrence of equivalent situations.
Upon the occurrence of large-scale disasters, etc., a HORIBA Group Risk Task Force, headed by the General Manager of the HORIBA, Ltd. General Administration Division, shall be formed immediately, with necessary personnel summoned from all HORIBA Group companies, confirmation made of the safety of employees and their families, information gathered on the status of customers, vendors and other concerned parties, infrastructure conditions and other details, decisions made on continuing business activities, studies devoted to countermeasures, announcements issued both internally and externally and other pertinent steps taken.
Upon suspension of the HORIBA Group’s business activities, steps shall be taken to restore and continue operations with the priority on those related to human life and social infrastructure. In this regard, the same types of standards shall also be maintained in cooperating in restoration efforts upon the suspension of the business activities of the HORIBA Group’s customers, vendors and other concerned parties.
With regard to specific business continuity countermeasures, the experiences and lessons of large-scale disasters occurring in the past (the Great Hanshin and Awaji Earthquake, Great East Japan Earthquake, etc.) shall be effectively applied, with each separate division compiling documents detailing its own roles, countermeasures and other steps to be adopted.