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Kyocera Group Measures with Regards to Covid-19

April 27, 2020Japan

Update on May 20, 2020

The Kyocera Group places the highest priority on the health and safety of our customers, suppliers, employees, and their families. We are working to make sure that all of our stakeholders can remain healthy and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. In addition, individual Kyocera Group companies are taking steps to be able to continue providing products and services to their customers. Details of measures being taken with regards to Covid-19 are as follows;

I. At sites located in specific regions in Japan, including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi, and Kyoto
A) As the state of emergency has extended nation-wide in Japan, employees working at our Kyoto headquarters and other offices, including sales offices, located in the specific regions designated in the state of emergency are required to work remotely from home. Thus, approximately 90% of personnel are working from home in these regions at this time.
B) At production sites located in these regions, priority is given to production to meet customer needs. Amid tight supply for components of medical equipment used for treating patients with Covid-19, Kyocera is responding to our societal obligation by prioritizing production for this area. At the same time, we are trying to minimize the number of employees who are required to show up at these sites by temporarily halting the production of non-essential products.

(Update on May 20, 2020)
The local governments of Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo have released their plans for easing Covid-19 related restrictions because the number of infected persons has been declining, though the state of emergency is still in effect as of May 20. Thus, employees working at Kyocera's headquarters and other offices, including sales offices in these regions, will start preparations to return to normal operations incrementally by adjusting the proportion of employees working at the office and from home, as it is expected that the state of emergency may be lifted if the current infection rate trends continue. In addition, at the manufacturing facilities in these regions, restrictions will be relaxed accordingly. However, if infection rates begin to increase again and the situation changes, the easing of restrictions may be postponed into the future.


C) Special paid leave is granted to employees who cannot commute due to the temporary closure of schools where their children attend and those who work in manufacturing divisions where working from home is difficult.

II. At sites in Japan, the following measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are being thoroughly observed
A) Employees are required to check their temperature before starting work; even those working from home. If unusual symptoms appear, such as a fever, employees are required to rest at home until symptoms improve.
B) Employees are prohibited from domestic and overseas business travel, are asked to refrain from large-scale meetings, and are banned from holding any company-related social gatherings.
C) Customers and suppliers are asked to postpone or suspend their visits to our sites.
D) Schedule amendments are implemented for lunch to decrease the total number of employees using company cafeterias and at the same time seating is specially arranged to secure adequate social distancing.
E) Special paid leave is granted to employees who need to be at home due to the temporary closure of schools where their children attend but cannot work from home remotely.

III. At our overseas sites
Employees are working to prevent the spread of Covid-19 based on the policies and action plans of each country. At sales offices, employees are working from home in principle. At production sites that manufacture essential products, operations continue after thorough Covid-19 prevention measures have been taken and with necessary governmental permissions.

Note: We may take further measures depending on how the situation evolves in the future. Your understanding is highly appreciated.

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