1. Safety and security measures and Sony's disaster response system
In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, Sony gathered information and coordinated responses on the ground through its emergency response headquarters. The headquarters worked swiftly to assess the impact on Sony Group sites and confirm the safety of staff working at these sites, as well as to extend support to evacuees once they had returned home. Sony also helped provide temporary and new housing to employees whose homes were destroyed or partially damaged by the earthquake.
Going forward, Sony will apply insights gained and lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake to further strengthen systems for responding to disasters and ensuring the safety and security of its employees.
2. Enabling employees to participate in volunteer activities
Shortly after the disaster, Sony began to support employees who sought to participate in volunteer activities; specifically, Sony established special volunteer programs, both at damaged sites and elsewhere, tailored to the needs of communities in affected areas. (For more information on employee volunteer activities, see pages 10-11.)