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Risk management and BCM

Risk management and BCM system

Scene from a business continuity planning training at a production facility in Thailand (construction of a waterproof wall and start of drainage pump training) Scene from a business continuity planning training at a production facility in Thailand (construction of a waterproof wall and start of drainage pump training)

At ROHM, we interpret events that may cause interruptionsto our work and business performance as "risks," and in order to minimize theimpact of such events, we take countermeasures to allow for smooth, continuous operation and recovery during disaster events.Specifically, the Risk Management and BCM Committee has been set up as an organization under the CSR Committee and focuses on the identification of potentially significant risks that may arise at the ROHM Group.
This committee is also responsible for the establishment of an appropriate risk management plan, the execution of business continuity planning (BCP)based on a hypothesis of possible disasters and the development of a business continuity management(BCM) plan. BCP drills are also held at each production company to spread awareness about BCP and verify its effectiveness.

Risk management and BCM Organization Chart Risk management and BCM Organization Chart

Fire and disaster prevention management system and internal fire protection patrols

Fire protection patrol at Kyoto Technology Center Fire protection patrol at Kyoto Technology Center

The Fire Prevention Committee and its special committees operate patrols and hold meetings on "general fire prevention," "clean rooms," "hazardous substances," and "earthquake countermeasures." ROHM also strengthens fire prevention management by self inspections that include managers in charge of fire, persons in charge of fire extinguishers, persons in charge of earthquake countermeasures and others in each workplace as a way of reducing fire and disaster risks.
People in charge of the Fire Prevention Committee of headquarters conducted the fire protection patrol at the other sites twice in a year.

Formation of self-defense fire-fighting teams, and fire and disaster prevention drill

Scene from ROHM's mass evacuation drill Scene from ROHM's mass evacuation drill Scene of evacuation drills for the different night shifts Scene of evacuation drills for the different night shifts

As a preparation for disaster, ROHM has self-defense fire-fighting teams and deploys small engine fire pumps, chemical protective suits, disaster prevention/fire protection clothes, life-saving equipment, etc. according to each company's situation. ROHM also conducts practical training in firefighting for fire and earthquake scenarios, drills for clean rooms that handle hazardous substances and earthquake drills so that everyone can respond in times of disaster in a quick and appropriate activity. ROHM actively participates in community fire drill contest and comprehensive evacuation drills in each area where the group has business operations, in order to cooperate in regional disaster prevention efforts. In November 2016, a total of 1,992 employees participated in a mass evacuation drill at the Head Office as preparation for an earthquake.

In March 2014, water barriers were installed in the basements of the main buildings as a flood control measure. The in-house firefighting team conducted flood control training (installation of water barriers and sandbags). Furthermore, during October 2016, evacuation drills were conducted once each for the different night shifts, to cover the possibility of a disaster occurring at night or on a weekend or holiday.

ROHM's BCP also specifies to call up self-defense fire-fighting teams and provide fire-fighting equipment if a fire occurs in the surrounding area.

Implementation of BCP drills

Drills being conducted at production company in Thailand Drills being conducted at production company in Thailand

In September 2016, ROHM conducted drills for the BCM countermeasures head quarter as preparation for flooding at our production company in Thailand.
Based on an action plan that was prepared by using the experiences of the flood that occurred in 2011, the implementation items were checked for hypothetical situations assuming "upstream flooding" and "flooding equivalent to that in 2011 with a flood wall in the industrial park being washed away." In addition, the following exercises were also conducted: flood wall assembly drills (prepared in case of flooding), drain pump operation drills, boat-handling training, checking of goods for use in case of flooding, and training on other necessary skills.

Scene of drills at ROHM headquarters Scene of drills at ROHM headquarters

In December 2016, ROHM conducted drills for the BCM countermeasures head quarter as preparation for an earthquake at its Head Office.
In the recent fifth session, the drills were conducted in two separate parts: the first part comprised drills simulating initial responses, and the second part included a discussion about possible actions to take in the event of an earthquake. Such continuous practical training has increased the overall level of readiness—in terms of BCP—throughout the company.

The ROHM Group will continue to conduct BCP drills so that the prepared BCP does not end up as just a plan and to identify any defects or problems in the BCP through repeated drills.

Installation of a Seismic Base Isolation System in the Headquarters Server Room

Installation of a seismic base isolator in the server room Installation of a seismic base isolator in the server room

At the ROHM headquarters, in order to mitigate the risk from seismic activities, a mirror site of the central system was developed and is operated so that in case of emergency at the headquarters, a system to switch operation over to the mirror site will become possible. In addition, installation of a seismic base isolator in the server room was completed in January 2017. ROHM will continue to be involved in implementing BCP measures.

Promoting BCP in the supply chain

The ROHM Group considers it extremely important to formulate a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that takes into account natural disasters and unforeseen events in order to maintain operations and contribute to the sustainable progress of society.
ROHM continues to conduct surveys among business partners regarding alternate production methods, increased clarification of methods for procuring critical raw materials, and maintaining safety stock.
Going forward the ROHM Group will continue to promote its approach to supply chain BCP through CSR procurement self-assessment tools, visits to verify the status of CSR procurement, and other initiatives.

Completion of the ROHM Group's Largest Ever Factories in Malaysia

New facilitiesNew facilities
Entrance Entrance
Clean room Clean room

In October 2016, the ROHM Group's largest factories were completed at a site in Malaysia. Preparations for an increase in the production of diodes are underway, and production capacity will be doubled together with existing factories.

With the construction of facilities overseas, early deterioration over time has been a problem with local specifications, and maintenance and safety of the buildings has been an issue. For this reason, three concepts were adopted for building new facilities:

1)Long-Life Construction Measures

Adopt double protection construction by utilizing exterior aluminum wall panels plus brick walls and rooftop concrete waterproofing to protect against water seepage into buildingsresulting from deterioration.

2)Energy Saving Measures

Adopting a high insulation construction method utilizing double skin exterior walls and windows improved the insulation performance by 65%, compared to the percentage one year ago.Moreover, with the installation of the latest ancillary facilities, the efficiency of power energy production went up 15%, compared to one year ago.

3)BCP Measures

Learning from the flooding that occurred in 2014, the first floor height was set atthe mean sea level plus 5.1 meters.For the electrical power supply, a backup system was implemented by adopting a double power supply, and a system to prevent long-term operational interruption was developed.We will continue to build "factories that do not stop" as we take into account the needs of the production center and convenience.