Nintendo on contingencies it has in place in the event of a natural disaster
Posted on July 4, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
During Nintendo’s 82nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders last week, the company was asked about what plan it has in place in the event of a natural disaster such as an earthquake.
President Shuntaro Furukawa responded, noting that Nintendo has “a documented response plan and have implemented various proactive measures so that we can restore operations as quickly as possible.” Those that are curious how the Big N would respond regarding titles in the works might be interested to hear that “backups are regularly made for critical information like the data for games currently in development.”
Furukawa’s full words are as follows:
Even if our business continuity is hindered by a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or by some dangerous infectious disease which is highly contagious and could cause a serious medical condition, we have a documented response plan and have implemented various proactive measures so that we can restore operations as quickly as possible.
If a disaster occurs, we will convene a disaster response committee, headed by the president, that will act to confirm the safety of our employees, protect the integrity of company property, and secure personnel and communication systems for the recovery effort. In the realm of our development activities, backups are regularly made for critical information like the data for games currently in development. This allows us to restore the data as soon as possible should something happen. In manufacturing, we try to reduce overall risk by dispersing operations among multiple subcontractors wherever possible. This will allow us to mitigate the impact to manufacturing and procurement of materials in case a manufacturing partner’s facility is damaged.
With regard to individual business operations, we have always been working to ensure the smooth continuity of business by constantly reviewing our priorities in case of an emergency and by preparing action plans for each department during normal times. We also undertake disaster response training as needed.
We will continue to pay close attention to providing the optimum BCP according to the development of our business.