Groupwide Risk Management Structure

In accordance with the SCREEN Group Risk Management Guidelines and risk management operational rules, we formulate and abide by basic policy that is shared and enforced throughout the entire group. Every year we update our list of key risks and propose and implement appropriate controls to reduce these risks. To lessen risks that could negatively impact SCREEN’s management, we have established a groupwide risk management structure comprising SCREEN Holdings’ president as the Risk Management Group Chief Officer, group company presidents as individual Risk Management Officers, and the Sustainable Management officer as the Risk Management Officer. Each department and group company determines risks and places them in categories such as Governance, Human Rights, Labor Practices, the Environment (including Climate Change), Fair Business Practices, Consumer Issues, and Community Engagement. We then evaluate these risks and come up with appropriate controls.

Appropriate Information Management

The SCREEN Group has amended its Rules for Management of Confidential Information and Trade Secrets to facilitate appropriate information management according to common rules within the Group under the holding company structure. The amended rules have been adopted by the Group companies. Information is managed and used in accordance with these rules and the Rules for Information Security Management. We also place priority on employee training. In addition to distributing Japanese-, English- and Chinese-language versions of our Trade Secrets Management Standards as well as the Securing Confidential Information and Trade Secrets Handbook, we administer information management and security training via e-learning and other channels.

Managing Trade Secrets

The SCREEN Group has established Groupwide methods and internal rules regarding the management of trade secrets as well as usage standards. These measures, which are applied across all processes, facilitate the appropriate management and use of trade secrets and prevent leaks. Trade secrets received from outside the Group are also managed and used in accordance with these internal rules and standards. To ensure thorough, effective trade secret management, we work to educate Group employees through classes, e-learning and other training and by distributing the Securing Confidential Information and Trade Secrets Handbook.