Sustainability

Risk Management

Our Risk Management Policy
Crisis management is an essential part of corporate management. Our goal is to continually assess and manage risk to avoid crisis, minimize loss and promptly deal with emerging risks by assessing and reasonably controlling all risks related to our business activities and their impact.
Risk Management System
We have established the Risk Management & Compliance Committee to act as an advisory body to the Board of Directors to establish, disseminate, and implement a compliance system based on our company risk management system, the basic compliance policy and our code of conduct. We have established the Risk Management & Compliance Committee Secretariat under this Committee, who is responsible for identifying and discussing issues related to risk management and compliance.
In addition, the Compliance Help Desk has been established as an internal reporting system, enabling individuals to directly contact us regarding any concerns with risk management.
Business Crisis Management
We have established the system to prepare for a business crisis that could disrupt business continuity based on the Crisis Management Guidelines common to the NAGASE Group. These guidelines aim to build a system that can swiftly and appropriately launch on-site first responses as well as a Group-wide organizational response, encompassing assessment of the real situation, status reports, action guidance, and more.     
Crisis Management Guidelines
In an emergency, we will strive to maintain the stability of our business operations and minimize stakeholder losses under the NAGASE Group Crisis Management Guidelines.
Crisis Prevention and Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
We have enacted measures for crisis prevention to protect human life and assets, as well as business continuity plans (BCPs) to ensure steady operations. We have developed an organizational and contact system, as well as procedures to follow in case of crisis, including the “Emergency Disaster Manual” for measures against emergency disasters such as earthquakes, and “Guidelines to Prevent Infectious Disease”, such as the new influenza, to minimize damage in emergency situations such as natural disasters, human-made disasters, accidents and infectious diseases. We have also established a system to quickly assess the status of our employees through the NAGASE Group safety confirmation system.
Our "Business continuity plan (BCPs)” have been established as a guideline for the early recovery of our corporate activities should a crisis occur. For crisis prevention activities, we periodically conduct evacuation report drills, safety confirmation drills and drills on the BCP graphic.
We actively continue to prepare for crises in response to recent concerns, including abnormal weather and the spread of infectious diseases.
Stable Procurement of Raw Materials
We use a variety of nature-derived materials including starch. As with any nature-derived material, we are subject to changing market prices associated with changes in yield due to climate change, and changes in the balance of supply and demand.
To secure the volume necessary for manufacturing, we procure starch, the main raw material, from various crops and locations. This helps to minimize the impact on procurement prices due to the market changes. In addition, we work to cooperate with our suppliers to ensure sustainable procurement activities and maintain a stable supply chain.
Confidentiality Management and Information Security
We have established the "rules for management of corporate confidentiality" to prevent unintentional release of proprietary technology and business information related to research, production, sales and other operations. We educate our staff on confidentiality management and information security by conducting educational activities and workshops. Handling of trade secrets belonging to the company and handling of trade secrets and intellectual property rights of the third parties are clearly described in the "compliance code of conduct" and are thoroughly notified.
In addition, the NAGASE Group has established the "information security basic policy" and the "information security countermeasure guidelines" that comprehensively describes information security, as well as planning, implementing, and evaluating information security measures. Hayashibara follows the basic policy and guidelines of the NAGASE Group and has developed regulations and procedures to properly implement and evaluate the policy and guidelines. This includes procedures and manuals for information security measures and countermeasures to be observed by all employees on a daily basis.