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Supporting corporate sustainability from the perspective of disaster prevention SONAE Consulting

As the concept that the three perspectives of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) are necessary is
spreading worldwide, our knowledge on disaster prevention can present various risk assessments
and specific improvement measures required not only in the BCP domain but also in the ESG context.

Things disaster prevention can do for ESG

Disaster prevention × TCFD also promotes ESG investment

TCFD is often discussed in the context of ESG investment. In the creation of scenarios, which is one of the priority items of TCFD, our services, which have expertise in the field of disaster prevention, identify all disaster risks and present improvement plans, thereby providing solutions to improve relationships with supply chains, employees and other stakeholders, and to ensure specific sustainability.


As opportunities for ESG investment increase, companies are required to disclose more open and specific information. The public relations, IR, and CSR sections that previously supported TCFD need now to collaborate with the section in charge of disaster prevention (purchasing, facility management, etc.) to approach TCFD on a company-wide basis. + SONAE services connect TCFD with disaster prevention of the company.

TCFD x disaster prevention to assess and address climate-related risks
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Perspective of disaster prevention and SDGs

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the goals set by the 193 member states of the United Nations for 15 years from 2016 to 2030.
Out of 17 established issues, 9 items are related to disaster prevention. It is possible to combine the environmental and social issues addressed by companies as a realistic piece of business, by considering the situation in which risks are maximized as a "time of disaster" and organizing the company's efforts for SDGs in the context of disaster prevention.

9 goals closely related to disaster prevention
No poverty
1 No poverty

1.5Protecting the poor and vulnerable from climate disasters

Zero hunger
2 Zero hunger

2.1Helping the poor and vulnerable obtain safe and nutritious food

Good health and well-being
3 Good health and well-being

3.6Halving the number of casualties caused by traffic accidents   3dEarly warning of health hazards

Quality education
4 Quality education

4aProviding a safe learning environment by improving schools

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

9.1Developing quality, sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Sustainable cities and communities
11 Sustainable cities and communities

11.2Expansion of public transport, safety of transport   11.5Significant reduction of fatalities and victims of disasters, less economic losses relative to GDP   11bDissemination of comprehensive disaster prevention plans and management of disaster risks

Climate action
13 Climate action

13.1Disaster preparedness in all countries   13.3Early warning education and awareness   13bClimate change response in least developed and small island countries

Life below water
14 Life below water

14.2Restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems

Life on land
15 Life on land

15.3Recovering land and soil damaged by desertification, drought and flooding

Organizing basic information using disaster prevention technology

Centralized display of disaster risk
Display of disaster risk maps and presentation
of damage estimates

A wide range of disaster risk information such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, and wind damages (probability of earthquake occurrence, ease of shaking, ease of liquefaction, assumed inundation depth, etc.) is shown in a unified format. It is possible to estimate the damage by setting the building information. It is a web service that presents appropriate prior action suggestions based on risk assessment and damage estimation.

Estimation of entire picture of damage
immediately after the earthquake
Estimation of building damage

Be prepared for a major earthquake that will "come one day" in every region. The distribution of shaking and damage to buildings were estimated by simulation technology based on academic research and engineering conducted by Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. (Structural Planning Research Institute). In addition to the estimation, we can provide the latest information immediately after a disaster including road traffic conditon, actual damage information such as the occurrence of a fire, spread of a fire, and human damage.

The damage situation can be seen from
sensor information and image data.
Structure monitoring

Using information obtained from sensors and building information (type of structure, age of building, etc.), the damage situation of the building is estimated immediately after the earthquake.
Cracks are also detected from image data of major structural components (beams and walls). You can instantly determine the damage situation of the building. It can be used to construct a real-time evacuation information system immediately after an earthquake.

Advice on measures to prevent
damage to facilities
Consultant for equipment damage estimation and countermeasures

Even if the building is safe right after the earthquake, the business will be stopped if there is damage to facilities and important objects. However, if you can't predict the degree and scale of damage, you can't take measures.
As a preparedness for BCP, this consulting service supports the policy of countermeasures by estimating damage for business continuity and verifying the effects of earthquake countermeasures.
We can visualize the vague image of "disaster" and use it to formulate in-house standards for measures for internal facilities.

Understand risks and support optimal
disaster response actions.
A preparedness for loss on business
Evacuation timeline service

As a preparedness for operating losses (loss on sales, service cutbacks and outages) such as damage to products due to the disaster, we provide a "evacuation timeline" from the occurrence of the disaster to the occurrence of the damage. It can be used as a planning tool for the planned evacuation of products. There is also an option to sense disaster warning information and send an evacuation alert to administrators in cooperation with the Real-time Flood Forecasting System (RiverCast) and the L-Alert System (Disaster Information Sharing System) promoted by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Predict disasters before they occur
and advise on actions to be taken in
the event of a disaster.
Inundation range prediction
+ action suggestion service

In addition to flood hazard map information, which has been required to be explained during real estate transactions since 2020, we provide detailed disaster prediction information by considering small and medium-sized rivers through flood simulation using topographical information.
It is an original service that can provide the appropriate action suggestion in case of disaster.

Disaster risk and countermeasures
can be understood from the address.
Presentation of disaster risks and

Disaster risk is assessed in three stages based on address. It is a service to present guidelines for various measures from the viewpoint of prevention and reduction of damage and emergency response regarding pre- and post-disaster response.
Depending on your risk assessment and issue, we can offer you a range of solutions. (Research/consulting, hardware measures, systems/services, equipment/devices/goods, insurance finance, etc.)