The Kobe Steel Group’s initiatives against the novel coronavirus

April 24, 2020
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Last updated on May 26, 2020

We give our heartfelt prayers that the novel coronavirus infections will end as soon as possible, and we are sincerely thankful for the many people, including healthcare professionals, who are at the forefront of fighting against the novel coronavirus.

This website outlines the Kobe Steel Group’s basic policy and current response to the novel coronavirus infection. The Kobe Steel Group is carrying out initiatives in respond to a situation that changes day by day.

Basic policy

Information on Kobe Steel’s initiatives against the novel coronavirus infection

Measures to prevent infection

1.Working (updated on May 26,2020)

  • Employees will continue to work at home on the condition that the necessary coordination and arrangements have been made without having any detrimental effect on business operations.

2.Business trips (updated on May 26,2020)

  • Business trips in Japan:
    Trips taking airplanes and bullet trains are prohibited
  • Business trips from Japan to other countries:
    Prohibited in principle

3.Health management (updated on May 26,2020)

  • Employees who need to go to the company must wear masks at all times, wash their hands frequently, and gargle thoroughly.
  • Employees are urged to avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings and maintain social distancing.

Social Contribution Activities

1. IP open access declaration against COVID-19 (updated on May 22,2020)

IP open access declaration against COVID-19

Kobe Steel, Ltd. has joined the IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19 to support measures to contain the novel coronavirus infection. In accordance with the intent of the declaration, Kobe Steel declares that it will not assert any intellectual property rights with respect to activities implemented solely for the purpose of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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