Climate change is said to be one of the causes of intensification of natural disasters. In the event of a natural disaster, it is extremely important to clarify damage estimates, identify risks, minimize damage to refineries and complexes, and restore operations as soon as possible. In order to enable Idemitsu to fulfill its mission of energy supply, we work on investing in facilities and equipment as a mean of safety assurance management, as well as enhancing emergency responses from the perspective of disaster mitigation in the event of unexpectedly large-scale disasters. We also work on strengthening our ability to respond to disasters by conducting training in collaboration with local governments and industry associations to prepare for operations in the event of a disaster.
Recently, an increasing number of typhoons crossed the country while maintaining their strength. High tides caused by typhoons will increase the risk of flooding at refineries and complexes located in coastal areas. The Idemitsu Group therefore simulates the route along which the largest-scale typhoon expected in the future directly hits refineries and complexes, and analyzes the impact of inundation caused by high tides. Based on this analysis, we are considering investment (installation of flood-prevention walls for seawater pump rooms, reinforcement of tetra-pods for seawalls, etc.) and emergency responses.