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In 2000, Osaka Gas established a detailed Code of Conduct for abidance by all directors and employees. In July 2011, it was revised to reflect ISO 26000 and to be better and more widely understood by the entire Osaka Gas Group.
The Code of Conduct was published and distributed to all employees, and posted on the intranet.
The Code of Conduct is also incorporated into training and similar activities to deepen understanding.
The prime objective of a business is to create values for its stakeholders, namely customers, shareholders, employees and the society as a whole within which it operates. Creating value for the society is called “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)” and each company of the Osaka Gas Group recognises the compliance is a cornerstone of the CSR.
The compliance at Osaka Gas Group is not limited to observation of the relevant laws and regulations, but it includes such factors as sound ethics and good common sense, which a good citizen will use as a basis of his behaviour. I expect that each and every member of the Group is well aware of and acts in accordance with this broader idea of the compliance.
This Code of Conduct has been prepared and compiled as a reference when anyone in the Group makes business decisions and actions. Of course, this is not intended as a comprehensive manual to follow for a day-to-day business. Rather, it is a principle referred to under a specific business situation. In this day and age, the society and business environment transform themselves quite rapidly, and, specific steps to be taken to comply with this code of conduct may vary from time to time. But the ideas incorporated in this code, together with our CSR charter, will apply universally to each instance.
To discharge our CSR, it is important that our every business activity conforms with our set standard, and, if we can continue and accumulate such activities, we will certainly gain the recognition that the Osaka Gas Group is indispensable to the society as a whole. At the same time, we must continue to render our effort to keep the Osaka Gas Group evolving so our workplace remains the place where we take pride in and is the field to make our dreams come true.
President, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
1. Respect for human rights
2. Creating pleasant work environment
3. Compliance with laws and regulations
4. Personal and professional lives
5. Respect for international rules and regulations as well as international norms including those on human rights
6. Considerations to the environment
7. Compliance with anti-monopoly laws and practice of fair transaction
8. Provision of products and services
9. Ensuring safety of products and services
10. Interacting with customers
11. Contribution to society
12. Associating with business partners
13. Developing our partners' understanding on our code of conduct
14. Use of information and information systems
15. Disclosure of information
16. Management of intellectual property
17. Prohibiting association anti-social forces, favours and benefits
18. Appropriate payment of taxes payment of taxes