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Actions on Materiality

Supplier Assessment (FY2017 Report)

Materiality Indicators

Management Approach

Reasons of materiality in respect of our business

Widespread value chains of our business function with imperative cooperation of various business partners. Fulfilling our social responsibilities together with our suppliers in the value chain leads to relationships of mutual trust with our stakeholders, resulting in the development of the entire value chain.

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Inside and Outside of the Group

Management systems and its performance

Indicator

Percentage of new suppliers that have been selected using criteria regarding environment, social impact, human rights and labor practices (G4-EN32, SO9, HR10, LA14)

Commitment

Osaka Gas is committed to fulfilling CSR in close cooperation with business partners in line with the “Osaka Gas Group Code of Conduct,” revised in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact.

In material-procurement activities, which often involve business transactions with new suppliers, Osaka Gas requires to such suppliers to observe procurement-related standards and guidelines set by the company, including “Purchasing Policy” and “CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines.”

(International and domestic standards)
  • U.N. Global Compact
(In-house policy and standards)
  • CSR-Based Purchasing Guidelines
Responsibilities

Each organization in charge of procuring particular materials is to fulfill its responsibility in accordance with the procurement-related policies and guidelines set by Osaka Gas.

Performance

A total of 63 suppliers began new business transactions with Osaka Gas in fiscal 2017. In the year, no business deals were barred from being started due to violations of standards set in the fields of environmental and social impacts, human rights and labor practices.

Specific actions taken regarding materiality

Measures in material procurement

Before starting business transactions, Osaka Gas communicates its “Purchasing Policy“ and ”CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines,“ and even confirms their efforts on CSR. In fiscal 2017, a survey was conducted on 192 major suppliers to check their CSR efforts. Furthermore, when the suppliers conduct business transactions with Osaka Gas, they are asked to observe ”Green Purchase Guidelines“ set by Osaka Gas, attached to the specifications for the business transactions.

Revision to the “Green Partner Initiative”

The “Green Partner Initiative” adopted by Osaka Gas is designed to promote environmental conservation by suppliers of gas pipeline materials. Under the system, suppliers that are recognized as being active in environmental conservation activities such as the building of an Environmental Management System (EMS) will be registered as Partners.

Osaka Gas initially focused on suppliers of gas pipelines for its “Green Partner Initiative.” In fiscal 2016, the Company revised the initiative to cover companies other than suppliers of gas pipeline materials as well. As of the end of March 2017, 111 suppliers were registered as Partners, up sharply from the 16 companies at the end of March 2016.

“CSR Survey” conducted on gas appliance makers to promote information sharing on social and environmental issues to be tackled by companies

Osaka Gas conducted a CSR survey on gas appliance makers to enhance their awareness of the importance of taking into account social and environmental aspects in doing business, and to ensure the safe use of gas appliances by end customers. The survey asked 30 companies about their CSR efforts regarding 67 items covered by eight themes—compliance, human rights, labor, occupational health and safety, product safety and quality, environmental protection, ethics and anti-corruption, and implementation systems—in line with the “CSR Procurement Guidelines on Gas Appliances.” Of the 30 companies, 27 replied.

Osaka Gas plans to conduct a CSR survey of LNG suppliers, service chains and engineering companies in fiscal 2018. We will continue to conduct similar surveys in the future as a means of deepening communications on our CSR with our business partners.

CSR Survey Conducted in FY2017

Companies covered
by the survey
Number of companies
surveyed
Number of companies
which replied
Other efforts
Main suppliers 192 companies 186 companies “Green Partner Initiative”
Gas appliance makers
Conducted in April 2017
30 companies 27 companies
LNG suppliers,
gas service chains, gas pipeline construction companies and others
Planned to be conducted in FY2018

CSR of Osaka Gas Group

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Management Policy for Human Growth
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Osaka Gas Group Code of Conduct
Global Compact and ISO 26000
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Osaka Gas Group Long-Term
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Medium-Term Management Plan 2020
[Going Forward Beyond Borders]
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We will Work Hard to Build a Low-Carbon
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CSR Efforts Throughout Supply Chain
Electricity and Gas Industry Reform
Actions on Materiality
Materiality
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Index
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Index
CSR Indicator
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Helping Customers' Efforts for Realizing a Low-Carbon Society
Efforts in Resource Recycling
Conserving Biodiversity
Developing Environmental Technologies
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Index
CSR Indicator
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CSR Indicator
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Acceptance of Diversity
Balancing Work and Family
Human Resource Development and Rewards
Communication Between Employees and Company
Improving Occupational Health and Safety
Reporting
CSR Report Policy
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Third Party Review / Verification
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