Kansai Television has acquired certification as an organization that has contributed to national resilience (Resilience Certification), which is implemented by the Association for Resilience Japan.
The Resilience Certification is a system for certifying companies that actively continue their business and contribute to society in the event of natural disasters and emergencies, based on the guidelines for the certification of organizations contributing to national resilience established in February 2016 by the Cabinet Secretariat's National Resilience Promotion Office. This is the first time a terrestrial broadcaster has been certified.
Kansai Television has formulated a business continuity plan (BCP) to ensure that it can continue broadcasting in the event of a major natural disaster and deliver necessary information to the public without interruption. In addition, we are registered as a Kita-ku Disaster Prevention Partner, a regional cooperation system by the Osaka City Kita Ward Office, which is adjacent to our head office building. We conduct joint regional disaster-prevention drills once a year with neighboring facilities, and are also preparing to provide information to those affected in the neighborhood in the event of a disaster.
This certification recognizes that these efforts by Kansai Television meet the criteria of the guidelines. In order to respond to our viewers’ trust, we will continue to further strengthen our BCP and work with the local community to be prepared for any future disasters.