Product Information Security Basic Policy
The Brother Group's mission is to place our customers first everywhere, every time, with the "At your side." policy. In order to provide secure products from Information security point of view and ensure that customers can use the purchased products with confidence, we establish the following basic policy to firmly implement and promote this.
1. Compliance with laws, regulations and contracts related to information security
We shall understand and comply with information security related laws and regulations of each country, and contracts with customers and partner companies.
2. Company regulations and organizational structure
In order to maintain and improve the information security level of Brother products, we shall establish internal rules concerning product information security, build a company-wide organizational structure and make continuous improvements as advised by top management.
3. Response to product information incident
Regarding the use of Brother products, if an information incident, reputational damage, violation of laws and regulations occurs, or if such a risk is discovered, we will make efforts to minimize damage. This can be through investigation of the cause of incident, investigation of the scope of impact, risk assumption, implementation of necessary measures, promptly providing necessary information to customers, partner companies, and other external organizations related to security. We will also implement corrective measures to prevent recurrence.
4. Prevention of product information incident
To prevent product information incidents, we shall establish standards and implementation procedures, and implement security measures throughout the full product lifecycle of planning, research and development, manufacturing, market use, repair, and disposal.
In addition, we will continuously review the standards and implementation procedures, and reflect countermeasures against new threats in products.
And we will continue to send information for customers to use the product securely.
5. Implementation of education on product information security
In order to ensure that all officers and employees involved in product information security can perform their work with information security literacy, we shall thoroughly familiarize them with this basic policy and continue to implement education on product information security.
Basic Product Safety Policies
Brother Industries, Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "BIL") stands on the principles that offering products to meet customer needs is our way of contributing to society, that product safety is our basis for quality assurance, and that delivering safe products to customers must be our top priority. Based on the above principles, BIL has established "Basic Product Safety Policies" as described below that are to be observed at BIL and its group companies in order to ensure the safety of our products.
1. Compliance with Regulations
We will commit ourselves to comply with regulations, guidelines and other rules relevant to product safety, and to behaving with ethical standards while paying serious attention to the standards of safety culture.
2. Establishing and Practicing Voluntary Action Plans
Based on the above basic policies, we will establish, practice, and continuously upgrade voluntary product-safety action plans in order to realize product safety based on our credo that "customers" and "product safety" come first.
3. Securing Product Safety
In order to offer safe and reliable products to customers, we will establish voluntary safety criteria and continuously upgrade them in addition to observing the safety criteria stipulated in applicable laws and industry standards. In addition, we will do our best to provide safe and reliable products by giving necessary education and training to our employees to ensure product safety and prevent accidents resulting from product failures.
4. Collection and Disclosure of Information Related to Product Failures
We will actively collect information relevant to product failures from customers, and disclose such information to customers at an appropriate time and in an appropriate manner.
5. Reporting Product Failures
If a serious product failure occurs, we will immediately report the factual details about the failure to the responsible authorities as ordered by their decrees.
6. Product Recall
If a product failure accidentally occurs, we will immediately collect facts about the failure and investigate the cause. Furthermore, if necessary, we will take every measure required to prevent the occurrence of further hazards or expansion of the existing hazard by reporting the facts to customers and recalling affected products.
7. Measures for Preventing Improper Use
We will do our best to prevent accidents resulting from improper or careless use of our products, by placing reminders in instruction manuals and on products to reinforce correct use.
Brother Industries, Ltd.
Representative Director & President
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
To allow our products to be used safety, BIL creates Safety Data Sheets (SDS)—by language and product—that consolidate information such as the safe handling of chemical substances found in products.
For details, please see the download site for Safety Data Sheets (SDS).