Risk Management

To ensure sustainability and reliability of our corporate activities, Alpine analyzes a wide range of possible risk factors. The risks are categorized into “Disaster risk”, “Infection risk”, “Business risk” and “Information risk”, each backed by advance crisis countermeasure actions, and in case of emergencies minimize the damages incurred.

Risk Management Approach

The Alps and Alpine Groups recognize as key risk management themes the prevention of risks that have a potentially large impact on business, and appropriate action and quick recovery when they do occur. Initiatives are advanced under the policy shown on the right.

Risk Management Policy

  • We will place top priority on ensuring the safety of employees, all people on company premises (including visitors, related company employees, on-site subcontractors and temp staff) and families of employees.
  • We will continue business activities as long as we can, and do everything we can to maintain the supply of products and the provision of services to customers.
  • We will endeavor to preserve both tangible and intangible company assets and make efforts to minimize damage using the most suitable methods.
  • We will demonstrate responsible conduct, take quick and appropriate action, and strive to restore operations when risks do eventuate in order to earn the trust of customers, shareholders and all other stakeholders.

Business Continuity Management

We have established a business continuity plan (BCP) that keeps pace with environmental changes in order to ensure the safety of our employees and their families, and minimize the impact on our customers in the event of an emergency situation. In 2014, we strengthened collaboration with group companies and enhanced our business continuity plan. In 2015, we worked on the establishment of a disaster action system to handle the initial response to customers and media by the Alpine Disaster Action Headquarters in time of disaster.

Safety Confirmation System Development

Alpine adopted an Internet-based comprehensive safety confirmation system after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, and carried out periodical drills for preparation.

Alpine Fire Brigade

Iwaki Headquarters set up the Alpine Fire Brigade as a fire defense organization for self-protection according to the requirement for large-scale properties under the Fire Service Act. The Fire Brigade is made up of employees and conducts periodical training (fire drills, use of fire extinguishers and AED, etc.) twice monthly to prepare for initial firefighting operations, emergency evacuation and aid in time of disaster.

Periodical Training

Periodical Training

Partnership Office for Firefighting Certified by Iwaki City

Alpine Iwaki Headquarters was certified by Iwaki City Fire Defense Headquarters as a partnership office for firefighting in June 2015. This partnership office certification system was established by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan to acknowledge each company's cooperation in firefighting activities as a social contribution and to improve regional disaster control systems through such cooperation by companies.

Certification as a partnership office for firefighting

Certification as a partnership office for firefighting

Information Security Policy

The Alpine Group fully utilizes information it has created and obtained through its business activities to provide high added-value products and services.
We consider such information to be important property, and recognize the great social responsibility placed on us to care for it properly. We exercise due care in the handling of such information, and continue working on information security as an important business tasks.

Approaches to Information Management

Alpine accelerated its existing approaches to informat ion management and speed of business performance in 2015. One example is the adoption of a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program to establish an IT environment that enables the flexible and safe use of a wide range of business styles.

Incidents related to Information Security Management

We experienced eight incidents related to information security management in 2015. Fortunately, however, none of these had an adverse impact on our customers.

Incidents related to information security management

Incidents related to information security management

Information Security Education

Alpine institutes a wide range of programs suitable for each employee layer to enhance information security knowledge and raise awareness.

Number of participants in information security education in 2015

Newly recruited employees 39
General employees 121
Employees newly appointed to managerial positions 18