Risk Management

Information Security Policy and Structure

Within the NGK Group, proper management and operation of information assets is a collaborative effort carried out by the General Affairs and Information Technology Departments, in conjunction with other relevant administrative divisions and in line with the Basic NGK Group Information Security Policy.
Every year, personnel of NGK's Information Technology Department visit several Group companies to conduct on-site checks and provide guidance on their implementation of IT security measures. In fiscal 2019, eleven Group companies outside Japan and one Group company in Japan received such inspections.

Basic NGK Group Information Security Policy

Formulation of Basic NGK Group IT Security Standards

The rapid advance in information communication technologies and devices has made the quest for consistent IT security on a Group-wide level an urgent concern, thus in fiscal 2010 we formulated the NGK Group IT Security Standards with the goal of developing an IT security structure based on commonly shared Group standards and enhancing IT security.
Every year, each Group company drafts action plans for the enactment of countermeasures in an attempt to systematically strengthen security. Through these action plans, NGK confirms initiatives at each Group company and provides guidance as necessary.

Information Security Training

Training sessions listed at the right are conducted throughout the year to ensure strict adherence to information security among all employees.
Training for newly hired employees and newly promoted supervisors and managers are offered to NGK employees while e-learning is offered to NGK employees and employees of some Group companies in Japan.

Training for newly hired employees Number of participants: 143
(participation rate: 100%)
Training for newly promoted supervisors Number of participants: 115
(participation rate: 100%)
Training for newly promoted managers Number of participants: 50
(participation rate: 100%)
E-learning Number of participants: 5,215
(participation rate: 100%)

Note: Excluding employees who were away on maternity leave, childcare leave, long-term business trips, etc.

Status of Law and Regulation Violations

There were no material violations of laws or regulations within the NGK Group in fiscal 2019.