Under the direct control of the CEO, independent departments manage risks appropriately according to the nature of those risks. Risks are regularly evaluated and analyzed and necessary avoidance or mitigating measures are taken. In addition, internal audits monitor the effectiveness and appropriateness of these measures and reports are regularly submitted to the Board of Directors and the Audit and Supervisory Committee. To prepare for cases where significant risk may materialize, MHI ensures the means to immediately communicate information to senior management to respond promptly and accurately to emergency situations. Individuals responsible for crisis management are also appointed in each business division. To evaluate and manage risks, MHI defines nine categories and 17 items as key risks to be managed. Based on the probability of occurrence and severity of impact, overall risk exposure is assessed by management.
Based on that assessment, departments/personnel are assigned to individual risks to address preventive measures and properly respond to identified risks when they arise. The status of important risk situations is reported and deliberated by the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.