As part of our business continuity plans (BCP), we collaborate with suppliers for disaster preparation. We maintain a database of suppliers’ production sites so that if a crisis arises, we can promptly identify impacted suppliers and quickly collaborate in recovery efforts. During fiscal year 2021, about 22,000 supplier sites were registered, and post-disaster impact surveys were conducted five times.
In addition, we conduct BCP assessments*1 on our suppliers, analyze their responses and provide them feedback to promote further improvement. In the fiscal year 2021 assessment, improvements in the overall rating level were observed at 20% of suppliers, and improvements in the overall raw score were seen at 43%.