Nintendo details its contingency plan in the event of an earthquake or other natural disaster


Nintendo details its contingency plan in the event of an earthquake or other natural disaster

Nintendo has explained its BCP (business continuity plan) in case there is an earthquake in Japan or another natural disaster such as a new pandemic

Japan is located in one of the most unstable seismic zones on the planet. Only in the last few months have there been two earthquakes of magnitude 4.4 and 4.3 in Kyotoa city with a million and a half inhabitants where Nintendo’s headquarters have been located for 125 years.

This leads large Japanese companies to design crisis plans in the event of an earthquake. Nintendo has detailed its crisis plans at the last annual meeting of investors, when a curious shareholder wanted to know what it was your contingency plan “in case of natural disaster”.

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The BCP (Business Continuity Plan, Business Continuity Plan) of Nintendo refers to natural disasters, such as an earthquake, but also to other crises such as a pandemic. This is their response plan and measures that would allow them to restore operations as soon as possible.

If a disaster occurs, we will convene a disaster response committee, headed by the presidentwhich will act for confirm the safety of our employeesprotect the integrity of company property, and protect personnel and communication systems for recovery efforts.”

Within the scope of our development activities, rWe regularly make backup copies of critical information, such as data for games currently in development. This allows us to restore the data as soon as possible in case something happens.”

In manufacturing, we try to reduce the overall risk by distribute operations among multiple subcontractors whenever possible. This will allow us to mitigate the impact on manufacturing and material procurement in the event that a manufacturing partner’s facility is damaged..”

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They add that the plans are continually reviewed and disaster response training (drills) are carried out.

Nintendo is currently building a new building with 12 floors and 72 meters high next to its current headquarters in Kyoto (some land that, curiously, belonged to the Center for Prevention of Materials and Disasters), called “Corporate Headquarters Development Center building number 2”.


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