Developing human resources and a framework resilient to disasters

As part of group-wide efforts to build resilience against disasters, the AISIN Group undertakes education and enlightenment activities to enable each and every employee to take appropriate action in accordance with the Risk Management Guide when risk events occur. This guide stipulates procedures to be followed in ordinary times (before a risk occurs) and during an emergency (when a risk occurs).

In fiscal 2017, we appointed a Chief Risk Officer (CRO) to prepare ourselves more firmly against an emergency. Additionally, to pass on the lessons learned in responding to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, we set up a corresponding exhibition corner in the Aisin Densho-kan (Educational Center) and created a booklet on these lessons for distribution across the Group.

Kumamoto Earthquakes Learning Zone established within the Aisin Densho-kan
Kumamoto Earthquakes Learning Zone established within the Aisin Densho-kan
Booklet, Lessons and Recognitions from the Kumamoto Earthquakes
Booklet, Lessons and Recognitions from the Kumamoto Earthquakes

Strengthening capabilities to respond to a major disaster

We regard earthquakes and other major disasters as a significant risk to continuing business and have been bolstering our disaster response capabilities based on a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that focuses on safeguarding people’s lives, providing support to local communities and ensuring an early recovery. For the entire Group, we have formulated guidelines that clearly define tasks, the order of priority and targeted response levels.

From a viewpoint of safeguarding people’s lives and ensuring an early recovery, we place emphasis on disaster mitigation measures in preparation for disasters and have been systematically implementing anti-seismic reinforcement in accordance with the AISIN Global Safety Standards (AGSS), a set of safety standards related to corporate buildings and facilities as well as crises.

Additionally, we conduct earthquake simulation drills on a periodic basis to ensure that our plants, research laboratories and other bases can restore operations swiftly in the event of a disaster. Through these drills, we confirm how we operate emergency headquarters, restore communication and distribute information in order to ready ourselves for various situations and prepare for an emergency.

Earthquake simulation drill at a plant
Earthquake simulation drill at a plant
Initial firefighting drill held at night
Initial firefighting drill held at night