Risk Management

1.Business Continuity Plan

Shindengen Group’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) ensures risks are managed appropriately at the time of a large-scale disaster. The BCP conforms to ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management) and provides guidance in managing operational and supply chain risks, until such a time as the business can restart operations as per normal.
The Business Continuity Management (BCM) Committee was established in FY2012, and is chaired by the President. This Committee has strengthened disaster response and business continuity measures under the “Disaster Prevention and Business Continuity Policy” and regularly distributes and collates risk management information from across the Group both domestically and internationally.
Annually, training and top management reviews are held to continuously improve the suitability, appropriateness, and effectiveness of the BCM system.

  • Business Continuity Training

Disaster Prevention and Business Continuity Policy

The Shindengen Group Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plan is designed to promote a coordinated and effective response to a natural disaster or other unforeseen event in order to minimize the disruption to the operations of the Group as a whole.

  1. Objectives
    (1)To ensure the safety of employees, customers and affiliated staff
    (2)To fulfill our delivery obligations to customers and enable the resumption of normal business operations as soon as practicable
    (3)To retain the confidence and respect of our customers and suppliers
    (4)To work together with and make a meaningful contribution to both the local community and wider society, particularly with regards to preventing secondary disasters
  2. The Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plan will be reviewed both regularly and on an as-needs basis to ensure ongoing relevance and efficacy.
  3. This Statement of Principles will be circulated widely both within and outside the Shindengen Group.

2.Information Security

Shindengen is committed to ensuring the security of all workplace information. An information security division is tasked with both protecting the Group’s information systems from external attack, and also preventing external leaks from internal sources.
Information security education workshops are held annually for all employees (including temporary staff and part time workers).
Intrusion detection and prevention software helps to protect, identify and respond to any external threats that may potentially compromise Shindengen’s information systems. Additionally, surveillance of employee internet activities, and computer operational logs through integrated monitoring software are designed to manage the risk of an information leak from an internal source.

3.Personal Information Protection

Shindengen’s “Privacy Policy” recognizes protection of customer privacy and personal information is of the utmost importance.

4.Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Shindengen understands the importance of respecting and protecting intellectual property rights.  Three principles guide our actions:

  • Do not infringe upon intellectual property rights of other companies;
  • In the instance where another company’s patent is required, obtain agreement from that company prior to commercialization; and
  • In the instance where a patent is infringed upon accidentally and subsequently identified, terminate such infringing activities within 6 months.

Invention Compensation

To encourage innovation, Shindengen guarantees the invention credit rights of employees.
Under the “Rules for Handling Inventions” we have established a compensation system that pays incentives for new designs as prescribed under the Patent Act, Utility Model Law and Design Law. Compensation can include application fees, registration fees, licensing fees, and any transfer of license fees. Additionally, compensation is not strictly limited to instances of registered inventions, but rather assessed on a case-by-case basis before determination of compensation from the ‘internal awards provision’.

Intellectual Property Rights Education

By increasing awareness through education about intellectual property rights, Shindengen aims to encourage innovation, whilst maintaining compliance with the relevant legislation. Thorough research is conducted before any commercialization commences, in order to prevent infringement of intellectual property rights.
Shindengen is also committed to protecting personal and privileged information. Regular training is provided to employees to empower them with the knowledge as to what constitutes intellectual property rights, and privileged information.
Regular brainstorming events to encourage inventions in the workplace are also held for each department.

Counterfeit Products – Zero-Tolerance

Shindengen Group has a zero-tolerance policy for counterfeit products that infringe patents, models, designs and trademarks.

Intellectual Property Management Engineers' Association - Awards

Mr. Wataru Miyazawa of the product planning department of Shindengen received the FY2017 encouragement award from the Intellectual Property Management Engineers’ Association. Mr. Miyazawa was involved in developing new electronic devices. Through his daily work, he had come to understand the importance of managing the technology and intellectual property assets. From this, he aimed to become an expert on intellectual property and studied to become an intellectual property and patent law attorney. Whilst studying he developed many strong long-term relationships that contributed to his overall success in the production, patenting and new product planning stages.
The awards at the Intellectual Property Management Engineers’ Association were awarded to him (Mr. Wataru Miyazawa) for serving one term as a Steering Committee Member, four terms as a researcher, and two terms as an editor. As a researcher and editor, he wrote articles, published reports on IP management reviews and presented on the Research Report for five times. His contributions to the field of intellectual (engineering) property management are to be commended.

  • Intellectual Property Management Engineers’ Association Award

5.Export Control and Security

To maintain international peace and security, Shindengen Group complies with export laws including the “Foreign Trade Control Law” and has established a strict export control system.
Shindengen strives to prevent the spread and accumulation of excessive weaponry, with particular regard to weapons of mass destruction or social harm.
At Shindengen, the “Security Trade Control Committee”, is tasked with ensuring export transactions meet the high ethical standards imposed by “Security Trade Control Regulations”. Additionally, even in the case of domestic sales, the end-user is checked, in order to determine whether the product is ultimately exported, and has the potential to cause social harm and/or endanger international peace.

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