Sustainability | GovernanceRisk Management


In aiming for sustainable growth, TDK promotes company-wide measures against factors (risks) that hinder the achievement of organizational goals and has established the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Committee to properly manage these factors. Similarly, the Compliance Committee, the Crisis Management Committee, the Information Security Committee, and the Information Disclosure Committee that report directly to the Executive Committee have been established to respond to and take measures against each issue. The Corporate Officers serve as the chairpersons for each committee.
Regarding the activity status of each committee, in addition to securing a system for receiving advice to effectively operate the execution of duties by having regular reviews by the Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Corporate Internal Audit Department, we regularly receive advice from experts such as legal advisors about new obstacles the Group faces.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Committee

We promote company-wide risk management by conducting risk analysis evaluation, identifying risks that need to be addressed across departments, and introducing measures taken in close liaison with related departments. We discuss the risk analysis evaluations and countermeasure situations at the Executive Committee and report them to the Board of Directors.

Major Risks

  • 1. Risks concerning changes in economic trends
  • 2. Risks concerning fluctuations in currency exchange
  • 3. Risks concerning interest rate fluctuation
  • 4. Risks concerning natural disasters, electricity supply and pandemics
  • 5. Risks in international business activities
  • 6. Risks concerning corporate social responsibility
  • 7. Risks concerning climate change
  • 8. Risks of taxation
  • 9. Risks concerning technological innovation and new product development
  • 10. Risks concerning price competition
  • 11. Risks concerning raw material procurement
  • 12. Risks concerning customer performance and management policy changes
  • 13. Risks concerning compliance
  • 14. Risks concerning product quality
  • 15. Risks concerning intellectual property
  • 16. Risks concerning information security
  • 17. Risks concerning securing personnel and training personnel
  • 18. Risks concerning M&A
  • 19. Risks of impairment of property, plant and equipment, goodwill, and intangible assets
    (As of June 24, 2022)

For more information on each risk, please see the link below.

Compliance Committee

As a function to oversee compliance risk management, the Compliance Committee approves company-wide compliance strategy, determines prioritized risks, provides instructions to related departments on handling compliance risks in charge, and monitors their activities.

Crisis Management Committee

The Crisis Management Committee has been established and operates with the aim of implementing preventive measures for serious accidents, incidents, disasters, etc. that may impede the survival or development of the Company as well as reducing subsequent damage and preventing the expansion of damage. In the event of an emergency, the Company will quickly set up a Crisis Management Headquarters and, while giving first priority to ensuring the safety of its employees, it will resume business as soon as possible and fulfill its responsibility to continue supplying products to customers, in accordance with the Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

Information Security Committee

To prepare for the risks of cyberattacks, we continuously verify and take measures against information security risks by implementing information security education for employees and taking measures such as defense, detection, and restoration.

Information Disclosure Committee

In order for appropriate information to be disclosed, we discuss and carefully examine important disclosure documents regarding investment decisions of shareholders and investors, such as notes on financial statements.

Business Continuity

TDK has established a crisis management system to prevent secondary disasters and to ensure the safety of employees in the event of a crisis, and to ensure business continuity in order to fulfill its responsibility to continue supplying products to customers.
We have established a business continuity plan (BCP) that does not depend on the type of disaster or the cause event. We will conduct regular training so that prioritized works are not interrupted in an emergency, or if they are, they can be restarted as quickly as possible. In addition, we will promote activities that will increase effectiveness in case of emergency.

Risk Management Education

We have implemented individualized education on topics, such as corporate ethics, information security, import and export control, and compliance, to improve an understanding of risk management.