Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masaaki Ito; hereinafter “Kuraray” or the “Company”) has been implementing a variety of countermeasures to address the spread of the novel coronavirus. In light of the Japanese government’s lifting of the state of emergency, our policy going forward is as follows.
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 partially prohibited, and employees are asked to voluntarily refrain from visiting business partners). Business travel between the Head Office, Osaka Office, Tsukuba Research Center and domestic plants is prohibited.
(3) Employees are asked to voluntarily refrain from hosting and participating in events.
(4) The use of flexible-commuting and telecommuting programs is recommended (Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya).
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.