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Value Chain of the Daigas Group

Social Impact of Business Activities in Our Energy Value Chain and Efforts to Reduce Such Impact

Social Impact of Business Activities in Our Energy Value Chain and Efforts to Reduce Such Impact

The Daigas Group procures natural gas, which is an environmentally-friendly and stable energy source, from overseas suppliers, and provides gas to about 5.996 million customers and electricity to about 619,000 customers, both mainly in the Kansai Region. The Group ensures the safety of customers and gives them peace of mind by procuring natural gas in a stable manner and building a solid security and accident-prevention system.

Journey of City Gas - From Gas Fields to End-Users

Identified Important Aspects and Its KPIs to Be Pursued Through Value-Chain

The Daigas Group has identified material aspects of its business and KPIs to be pursued as part of its efforts to grasp and manage the possible effects of its business activities on the environment and society, with a view toward creating a sustainable society. To visualize its CSR activities in line with each CSR Charter, the Group sets CSR Indicators and implements relevant measures.

GRI Standard Items Corresponding to Materiality Indicators
  • 416 Customer Health and Safety
  • General Disclosures Product and Service Labeling
  • 302305 Energy / Emissions
  • 306 Effluents and Waste
  • 413 Local Communities
  • 418 Customer Privacy
  • Management Grievance Mechanisms
  • 308414 Supplier Assessment
CSR Indicators under each Daigas Group CSR Charter
  • CSR Charter I: Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • CSR Charter II: Environmental Management Efficiency
  • CSR Charter III: Communication events / Social contribution activities
  • CSR Charter IV: Scores on compliance awareness / Percentage of employees receiving the “Compliance Training”
  • CSR Charter V: Employee Attitude Survey

(As of March 31, 2018)

 
LNG Value Chain
Electricity Value Chain
drilling

In recent years, expectations are turning more toward natural gas. Under these circumstances, Osaka Gas has been working to diversify the sources from which natural gas is procured. The Company has also been participating in gas field development. By doing so, we are striving to establish a system to procure LNG at reasonable prices and in a stable manner.

8 countries
Forming long-term contracts with Osaka Gas
Major Issues to be Tackled
Global environment

● Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) associated with
energy consumption involved in drilling of gas resources
● Environmental nuisance and troubles caused during
drilling of gas resources
● Impact on biodiversity in neighborhoods

Business partners

● Safety, sanitary conditions and human rights of workers
employed by gas supplie

transportation

The Daigas Group efficiently operates LNG tankers it owns and those owned by other companies with the aim of ensuring safer and steady LNG transportation.

Approx. 9,518,000 tons/year(including LNG for electricity generation and wholesale trade)
Major Issues to be Tackled
Global environment

● Emissions of GHG associated with energy consumption
involved in operations of LNG tankers
● Environmental problems caused during operations of
LNG tankers
● Impact of ballast water used by LNG tankers on biodiversity

Business partners

● Safety, sanitary conditions and human rights of
crewmen working at LNG tankers

electricity/generation

LNG terminals are a vital component of the LNG business. Osaka Gas has established a robust LNG processing system to secure stable supply of city gas to its customers.

2 locations
Number of LNG terminals

Daigas Group engages in the electricity generation business using various power sources it owns, including thermal power generations, gas cogeneration systems and renewable energy sources. The Group makes efforts to ensure stable and safe electricity generation.

Approx. 2,007,000 kW* Power generation capacity owned by the Daigas Group is included but plants not yet in operation are excluded. (As of the end of June 2018)
Major Issues to be Tackled
Global environment

● Emissions of GHG associated with
energy consumptionand power
generationat LNG terminals and
electric power plants

Local communities
Customers

● Safety in the neighborhoods of LNG terminals
and power plants
● Production- and power generation-related
problems caused by natural disasters

Employees
Business partners

● Safety, sanitary conditions and human rights of
employees working at the sites

electricity transmission(via the grid own by the power company/supply)

To ensure stable city gas supply, Osaka Gas has been renovating processing facilities and building gas pipeline networks in accordance with meticulous plans. We have established a solid system in order that we can exercise safety and security measures 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in response to any emergency.

Approx. 62,400 km
Total length of gas pipelines extended

Electricity generated from power sources owned by the Daigas Group is supplied to customers using the grid operated by Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. The use of Kansai Electric Power's grid makes the power supply of the Daigas Group less vulnerable to emergency problems that may occur at power stations operated by the Group—a mechanism that would not result in the interruption of electricity supply.

Major Issues to be Tackled
Global environment

Excavated soil discharged during
the laying of gas pipes

Local communities
Customers

● Supply problems caused by natural disasters

Employees
Business partners

● Safety, sanitary conditions and human rights of
employees laying gas pipes

sales and consumption

Osaka Gas is committed to promoting further energy saving by its gas appliances. Osaka Gas is also dedicated to reducing CO2 emissions and saving energy by providing highly efficient air-conditioning systems and cogeneration systems to its business and industrial customers.

Approx. 5,996,000 customers Number of customers receiving gas from Osaka Gas

Daigas Group currently provides electricity to customers in the six prefectures of the Kansai region, and Fukui, Mie and Gifu prefectures in central Japan.

Approx. 619,000 customers Number of customers receiving low-voltage electricity
Major Issues to be Tackled
Global environment
Customers

● GHG emissions accompanying gas consumption at
customers

Customers

● Accidents at customer's
sites due to usage of gas
equipment without safety
mechanisms
● Provision of appropriate
information regarding
products, services and rates
● Protection of personal
information of customers

Local communities

● Contribution to local
communities via educational
support

Employees
Business partners

● Safety, sanitary conditions and human rights of
employees working at sites


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Long-Term Management Vision 2030
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Value Chain of the Daigas Group
Enhancement of CSR in Our Value Chain
Social Impact of Business Activities in Our Energy Value Chain and Efforts to Reduce Such Impact
CSR Efforts Throughout Supply Chain
Electricity and Gas Industry Reform
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Materiality
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Product and Service Labeling
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Index
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Environmental Impact throughout the Daigas Group Value Chain
Risks and Opportunities Related to Climate Change
Method to Evaluate Effects of CO2 Emissions Reduction and Results
Efforts Contributing to Realizing a Low-Carbon Society
Helping Customers' Efforts for Realizing a Low-Carbon Society
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Index
CSR Indicator
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Index
CSR Indicator
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