Kuraray Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Kuraray” or the “Company”) has been implementing a variety of countermeasures to address the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response to the Japanese government’s declaration of a state of emergency, Kuraray has now raised the level of such countermeasures and plans to keep them in place until further notice.
The Kuraray Group Risk Management Policy states that health and safety shall take precedence over business continuity or recovery. Based on this policy, the Kuraray Group is taking such actions as announcing security threat levels for each region and overseeing the approval/denial of employee applications for business travel in line with statements from the Japanese government as well as the Company’s own crisis management standards.
(1) Business travel overseas is prohibited.
(2) Business travel in Japan is restricted (travel between domestic bases of operations is generally prohibited, and employees are asked to voluntarily refrain from visiting business partners).
(3) Employees are asked to continue to voluntarily refrain from hosting and participating in events.
(4) The scope of employees eligible to utilize flexible-commuting and telecommuting programs is expanded. In principle, all applicable employees in regions declared to be in a state of emergency will telecommute.
We will continue to place the health and safety of Group employees first while doing our utmost to fulfill our responsibilities to our customers as a supplier.