UBE Group Risk Management Framework
Ube Industries suitably manages risks to the UBE Group and stipulates risk management rules, based on the internal control framework established by the Board of Directors. In this way, risk management is implemented for all Group companies.
Risk Management System
The President of Ube Industries appoints a director or executive officer to serve as Chief Risk Officer (CRO). The CRO is responsible for promoting the implementation of risk management tasks for the UBE Group. The Risk Management Department provides administrative and other support for the CRO, as the secretariat for risk management.
Serious (major) risks that impact the entire Group are designated at Strategic Management Meetings, where the members discuss countermeasures and approaches to managing serious (major) risks. The details of these discussions are regularly reported to the Board of Directors, which monitors the risk management.
Ube Industries designates a director (department) to oversee each serious (major) risk. The appointed director (department) assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of the risk countermeasures, and issues instructions and guidance to the departments that implement the risk countermeasures. This is done from a Group-wide perspective of implementing improvements and needed countermeasures in the next fiscal year.
System and Implementation
The risk management system operates by having Ube Industries’ departments and Group companies identify their business risks and determine the risk level based on the impact of each risk and the likelihood that it will materialize. In accordance with the risk level, department managers approve the risk description, management targets, countermeasure proposal and implementation, and review, to implement risk management. At the end of the annual cycle, the effectiveness and efficiency of the countermeasures are reviewed by self-assessment and countermeasures are improved for the next fiscal year, under a plan-do-check-action (PDCA) cycle. This chain of processes forms a risk management system under which the Group centrally manages risk data, implements countermeasures, monitors improvements, and shares pertinent data through visualization.