Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Initiatives
At NGK, we have established the BCP Countermeasures Headquarters as an organization for leading business continuity and quick recovery, under the direction of the president, in the event of a large-scale natural disaster, and we are promoting BCP for the Group as a whole. Measures include the establishment of multiple manufacturing bases and procurement sources, damage mitigation measures related to buildings and equipment, and employee safety assurance.
We conduct emergency drills assuming a major disaster with the aim of enhancing our responsiveness and adaptability in the event of a disaster crisis. In the drill, participants are instructed to take real actions faithfully according to the plan, through which we identify in detail issues related to each process and procedure and use the findings to improve the BCP.
BCP Organizational Structure
In the event of an emergency or disaster, the Central Disaster Prevention and Control Headquarters will switch over to the Central Disaster Control Headquarters to respond to the disaster.
Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NGK Group activated its BCP in April 2020. Along with gathering and sharing up-to-date information about the current situation, ensuring employees are familiar with information about infection prevention, encouraging telecommuting and other options, and distributing surgical masks to employees, we are monitoring factors that hinder business activity and are developing response measures for them. All of these actions are being taken from an “employee and community safety-first” mindset, and they are aimed at ensuring we can continue our business activities in a socially responsible manner.