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Risk Management

Organizational Risk Management Structure

Heads of divisions of Osaka Gas and affiliates are in charge of managing crisis-related losses by conducting risk-management inspections on a regular basis. Utilizing the Gas Group Risk Management System (G-RIMS)*, an originally developed by Osaka Gas for self-assessment of risk management practices, and other systems, each division and affiliate checks if there are any risks and if risk control has been conducted properly regarding each risk item, and implements follow-up and other measures if necessary. In fiscal 2017, the Osaka Gas Group strengthened its overall risk management by setting up a subcommittee in charge of risk management in the CSR Committee.

As for risk management regarding matters that affect the entire Osaka Gas Group, such as safety, security, and disaster and accident prevention, the departments or divisions responsible have been clarified to support each division. In order to be prepared for disasters or emergency situation, the Rules for Disaster Control and the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in the Event of Large-Scale Disasters and Accidents have been established. In fiscal 2017, the Osaka Gas Group revised its in-house rules concerning disaster-prevention measures following the change in the gas business system in Japan. The Group also established a response system in the event of an emergency in overseas operations.

Regular Reviews and Monitoring

Operating G-RIMS, our own self-assessment system

G-RIMS was introduced by the Osaka Gas Group in 2006 to manage business risks in its daily operations. Under the system, a manager in charge of risk control at each organization and affiliated company checks the implementation of risk-prevention and early-detection measures, devised based on around 50 risk items. The manager is also tasked with identifying risks to be addressed and assessing their potential seriousness before drawing up and implementing response plans and follow-up measures while operating the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle. Based on the findings of the G-RIMS, the way in which the Osaka Gas Group should respond to future business risks has been recognized and shared by members of the Risk Management Subcommittee under the CSR Committee.

G-RIMS (Gas Group Risk Management System) Check List
1. Management environment
  • Dissemination of corporate philosophy
  • Decision making and follow-up process
  • Failure to report business information that should be reported
  • Effectiveness of self-audits
2. Human rights, harassment
  • Violation of human rights (general)
  • Harassment (sexual harassment, maternity harassment, power harassment)
3. Personnel affairs, labor affairs
  • Inappropriate labor management
  • Inappropriate manpower dispatch, illegal consignment contracts
  • Securing and development of human resources
  • Loose observance of labor-related laws
  • Inappropriate employment contracts with non-regular employees
4. Accident prevention, workplace safety
  • Slack conduct regarding accident prevention and workplace safety
  • Vehicles for business use
5. Response to relevant laws
  • Violation of relevant laws
6. Illegal transactions
  • Violation of the antitrust act
  • Violation of the subcontract act
  • Violation of the labeling act
7. Inappropriate relationships
  • Relationships with public servants, cozy relationships with clients
8. Anti-social forces
  • Relationship with anti-social forces
9. Insider trading
  • Practice of insider trading, provision of insider information
10. Subsidies
  • Illegal receipt of subsidies
11. Management of seals
  • Illegal use of seals
12. Purchase, expense-related spending
  • Inappropriate procedures and illegal practices concerning purchase and expense-related spending (accounting spending)
13. Illegal practices concerning money transfer
  • Illegal use of bank accounts
  • Embezzlement of cash
  • Embezzlement of sales proceeds
  • Illegal spending
  • The same person taking a spending-related post for a long time
14. Accounting, tax-related procedures
  • Errors, illegal practices and delays concerning accounting and tax-related procedures
15. Credit control, loan control
  • Irrecoverable loans, delays in loan collection
  • Acceptance and execution of guaranteed debts
16. Whistle blowing system (Compliance Desk)
  • Insufficient dissemination of a whistleblowing system
  • Operational defects of a whistleblowing system
17. Environment-related
  • Violation of environment-related laws
18. Products, services
  • Quality of products and services (complaints, defects, recall, product liability)
19. Business continuity in emergency
  • Suspension of business activities in the event of emergencies such as natural disasters
20. Intellectual property
  • Insufficient protection of intellectual property rights owned by Osaka Gas
  • Infringement of intellectual property rights owned by third companies
21. Lawsuits
  • Legal disputes such as lawsuits
22. Information disclosure
  • Inappropriate information disclosure procedures and the subsequent erosion of public trust in Osaka Gas
23. Information control in general
  • Leakage, loss and illegal use of information
24. Computer network-related (computer networks, business apps related to computer networks,
information used via such networks and apps)
  • Illegal use of information, illegal alteration of information and information leakage, all arising from the lack of security measures
25. Personal information concerning customers and corporate clients (including customer information)
  • Leakage, loss and illegal use of personal information concerning customers
26. Personal information concerning employees
  • Leakage, loss and illegal use of personal information concerning employees
27. “My Number” system (individual identification number and specified personal information)
  • Leakage, loss and illegal use of “My Number” identification numbers
28. Funds, derivatives
  • Problematic fund management and fund procurement
  • Problematic fund control
  • Speculative derivative transactions
29. Electronic banking
  • Illegal and erroneous money transfers using the electronic banking system

Status of Internal Control

Osaka Gas establishes systems (internal control systems) to ensure that the directors of the Company execute the duties in compliance with the laws and regulations and the Articles of Incorporation and other systems necessary to ensure the properness of the Group's operations. The Company confirms the operating status of the internal control systems on a periodic basis by receiving reports from the organizational heads and other persons concerned regarding items to be confirmed. At the meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 26, 2017, it was reported that the internal control systems were operating in a proper manner.

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