Value Chain of the Osaka Gas Group
CSR Efforts Throughout Supply Chain
Promotion of CSR Activities Together with Business Partners
Osaka Gas's task of delivering city gas to customers can't be achieved without the cooperation of various business partners—not only Osaka Gas Group companies but also business partners. We believe it is necessary for Osaka Gas to control the social and environmental effects that are generated in its business process in the most responsible manner and in close cooperation with our business partners.
Osaka Gas has adopted “CSR Procurement Guidelines” as a way to fulfill its CSR in procurement activities and disclosed that on its website. New materials suppliers have been briefed about the Guidelines, before starting business transactions with Osaka Gas. Major suppliers are to be asked to reconfirm the content of the Guidelines during an annual CSR survey on them as part of our follow-up efforts.
In addition, we have revised our “Green Partner Initiative,” a system in which our business partners recognized as being active in environmental management are registered as "Green Partners." The registration initially applied to only gas pipeline materials suppliers. Under the revised initiative, however, other parties are also eligible to register. We will continue to work with our suppliers to fulfill our CSR and aim to promote mutual prosperity in the entire value chain, from LNG drilling to marketing, sales and consumption.
Activities at overseas business bases
Based on the “Osaka Gas Group Code of Conduct,” Osaka Gas overseas companies have summarized work rules in an “Employee Handbook,” which each employee receives and companies also ensure that employees gain familiarity with the content. Through such efforts, employee awareness grows with respect to human rights, work standards, the environment and anti-corruption measures.
CSR-Based Purchase Guidelines
Purchasing Guidelines following the UN Global Compact
The Osaka Gas Group's basic policy regarding purchasing activities was established in June of 1992 under the “Policy for Purchasing” and the “CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines” which summarize requests to business partners with respect to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The first item in these guidelines, “Strict Compliance,” means that in purchasing, employees should act as responsible members of society by following the letter and spirit of all relevant laws, as well as following accepted social norms and corporate ethics. “Relevant laws” means not only the relevant laws of countries where we do business, but also laws and regulations related to fulfilling corporate social responsibility regarding labor and human rights, including the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact.
Policy for Purchasing (formulated June 1992, revised June 2009)
- Strict Compliance
- Open-Door Policy
- Fairness and Impartiality
- Environmental Consciousness
- Mutual Trust
CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines (formulated June 1992, revised June 2009)
- Strict Compliance
- Assurance of Quality
- Fair Price
- Observance of Delivery Date
- Environmental Considerations
- Assurance of Safety
- Maintenance and After-Sales Services
CSR Procurement Guidelines Regarding Gas Appliances (established in January 2015)
- Strict compliance
- Human rights
- Work safety / Hygiene
- Safety / Quality
- Pricing / Delivery
- Environmental protection
- Ethics / Anti-corruption measures
- Implementation systems