Corporate Social Responsibility

Ebara is committed to contributing to society through cutting-edge products and services and responsible corporate citizenship.

Risk Management

Basic Policy on Risk Management

FY 2019 Vision

All EBARA Group employees, including employees at overseas Group companies, share the Ebara Way and the Code of Conduct as a common identity and set of values. In addition, each group company will have systems to foresee and prevent risks based on the group-wide Risk Management Guidelines.

Basic Policy

In order to mitigate all risks that could hinder the sound and continuous development of the EBARA Group, we plan to make a shift from existing activities that focus on individual identified risks to risk management that places priority on foreseeing and preventing risks. We believe that achieving this will require each employee to practice the Ebara Way, a key concept of the EBARA Group’s business ethics framework that we view as a high priority measure, and to use it as a foundation for effective business operations.

Risk Management System

Body Purpose Composition
Risk Management Panel Deliberate and oversee overall risk management strategy and measures for the Group and provides guidance and support for improvements. Members: All Executive Officers
Chair: President, Representative Executive Officer
Secretariat: ICRM* Division
Business Continuity Management Subcommittee Ensure business continuity in the event of a large-scale disaster Members: ICRM*Division employees, Department Heads of HR/General Affairs/I&CS*/Other Relevant Company Departments
Chair: ICRM* Division Executive
Secretariat: ICRM* Division
Information Security Subcommittee Strengthen information security measures with a particular focus on IT Security and Information Management Members: I&CS* Division employees, ICRM* Division employees
Chair: I&CS Division Executive
Secretariat: I&CS* Division, ICRM* Division
Company Risk Management Committees - Respond to risks faced by each Company and the Group Companies under the purview of each Company regarding sales projects, contracts, investment and financing, and so on.
- Implement improvement measures indicated by the Risk Management Panel.
Members: Nominees of Company Presidents
Chair: Company Presidents
*Division Names abbreviated as follows:
- Internal Control and Risk Management: ICRM
- Information & Communication Systems: I&CS

Company-wide Disaster Prevention Drills

September 1st is Disaster Prevention Day in Japan, and the Japanese EBARA Group annually conducts drills across the country to ensure preparedness in the face of crisis.
In fiscal year 2017, we conducted a simulation drill based on a scenario in which there was a large earthquake in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. We practiced setting up an alternative disaster-response base at the Osaka branch office, as well as practiced the prompt reporting of the safety status of all group employees and total damage done to our facilities to the president and all executive officers. We also carried out evacuation drills and local disater response organizational training at every manufacturing district.

Osaka Branch Office ① 
(Alternative Headquarters Training)
Osaka Branch Office ② 
(Alternative Headquarters Training)
Futtsu District
(Evacuation Drill)
Fujisawa District
(Local Disaster Response Organizational Training)
Sodegaura District
(Local Disaster Response Organizational Training)

Business Continuity Management

The EBARA Group’s products, technologies, and services are used in every corner of our society, industry, and daily life, including water supply and sewage systems, flood-control drain pumps, waste incinerators, power plants, steel, chemical, semiconductor, and other types of plants, hospitals, commercial buildings, and condominiums. It is the mission of the EBARA Group to provide products and services to help continue or quickly recover these functions when a massive disaster strikes.

In the event of a disaster of a scale that may disrupt business, the local headquarters set at each location takes the initiative by conducting evacuations, rescues, putting out fires and any other conduct necessary to secure the safety of our employees and prevent further damage to facilities. After the initial response, the business continuity and recovery activities begin, with the intent to mitigate damage to ongoing projects and facilitate the rapid recovery of important business. The headquarters for company business continuity measures monitors’ company-wide progress, disseminates information and makes company-wide instructions.

Information Management

Information Security

We protect our information systems while managing data in an appropriate fashion and never use information in unethical ways. Furthermore we take extensive measures to protect personal information of employees, customers and suppliers alike.

Information Security Policy

The following five principles are part of the EBARA Group’s information security policy and must be followed by all executive officers and employees of the EBARA Group:

1 . Fully understand impact of information leakage and recognize the necessity of protection from such leakage.
2 . Do not take out important information outside the Company. In the case of the necessity for business, get a necessary
3 . Take suitable measures to prepare for the events, such as an accident or carelessness.
4 . Control and maintain information so that you can identify and restrict when information leakage has occurred.
5 . When information leakage occurs, immediately inform the departments of the Company in charge and receive necessary

Information Security System

EBARA Corporation has established a company-wide information security system.

Approach to Information Security:

1.Management regulations, education, etc.

We at EBARA Corporation have established Information Security company regulations and operate in accordance with these regulations. In addition, we regularly create various manuals, educational materials as well as a yearly e-learning module to educate employees about information security.

2.Physical Security

We take measures to protect our data and other system infrastructure from earthquakes, power failure and other disaster scenarios. We also protect our infrastructure and other data including documents and storage media through proper security measures such as theft prevention measures and proper disposal methods at various business locations to prevent data leakage.

3.Operational Management of Information Systems and Communication Networks

We strive to ensure our systems and software are always on the cutting edge in order to minimize risks associated with older systems. We also monitor and protect a variety of devices in order to catch security threats early. In addition, we use encryption technology and passwords, etc. to protect sensitive information and minimize information security incidents.

4.Access Management, Development and Maintenance of Security Measures

We ensure the proper management of passwords, IDs, approval authority, access to privileged information and systems based on our IT General Control Rules. In addition, we strive for the standardization and systematization of system development, construction, and maintenance.

5.Response to Incidents and Emergencies

We are constantly evaluating and working to improve our incident management, duplication of important equipment and networks, back-ups as well as our communication, reporting and established recording processes based on our Management System.