To prepare for major earthquakes, in their headquarters, branches, system centers, and major facilities, the Resona Group companies are taking such steps and mostly completed as increasing the earthquake resistance of their buildings and installing emergency electric power generators.
In addition, Group companies have established Head Office functions and system centers in both the Tokyo metropolitan area in eastern Japan and in the Kansai region in the western part of Japan to reduce the risk of the impairment of these functions and provide backup systems in the event of a major earthquake in eastern or western Japan. In addition, as a safety measure for major computer systems, Group companies have provided for emergency backup systems in remote areas and have built the duplicated network infrastructure among offices. Also, to provide for the possibility that communication networks may go down, Group companies have introduced multiple communication devices, including satellite phones, telephones that have priority during disasters, transceivers for business use, etc. Also, to strengthen capabilities for making contact during emergencies, the Group has installed TV conferencing systems in all the branches.