CSR Report Policy
Editorial Policy and Selection of Reporting Contents
The Osaka Gas Group reports material aspects of its CSR and its management scheme as well as associated activities for improvement.
The Osaka Gas Group deems that it is necessary for the Group to listen to people's voices sincerely and conduct its business activities based on such voices, if it is to fulfill its corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The Osaka Gas Group identified important aspects for the Group's CSR, which we call “materiality, ” or “material aspect” by referring to the fourth edition of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4) while taking into account the current social issues and continuing dialog with stakeholders and experts in relevant fields.
In this report, the Group explains the management situation regarding each material aspects and the degree of implementation of relevant measures. The Group discloses, as much as possible about activities other than those related to the material aspects so that a full picture of the Group's CSR is made known to parties outside and inside the Group.
■ Outline of CSR Report
■ The Process of Materiality Identification
Clarification of boundaries of social effects from business activities based on business areas and fields
Profiles of Osaka Gas Group businesses are taken in consideration.
Coverage and Materiality
We selected topics to be covered in the report and prioritized them taking into consideration what is most important both for our company group and stakeholders (society). Our dedicated website for CSR includes further comprehensive and detailed our efforts.
Readability and Ease of Understanding
To ensure that a wide range of readers can understand the information provided in this report, careful consideration is given to visual design, including the text size, use of colors, pictures and diagrams, and explanatory notes are provided for technical terms.
We asked for third-party verification to ensure the reliability of the content and data presented in our CSR report.
The environmental performance data in this report underwent third-party verification by Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. We also received verification from Bureau Veritas regarding greenhouse gas emissions. The overall report underwent third party-review on assessment and recommendations, including simple audits, a task consigned to the Institute for Environmental Management Accounting (IEMA).
Scope of This Report
This report covers the Osaka Gas Group, consisting of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies. Some information, as noted in this report by phrases such as “Osaka Gas” or “the Company, ” refers exclusively to Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
Sixty-five companies—Osaka Gas and its consolidated subsidiaries—are subject to compilation of environmental performance data. Excluded are companies housed in office buildings as tenants and whose environmental performance data are difficult to grasp. Also excluded are overseas companies whose environmental impacts are negligible small.
While the most recent data covered in this report represents those for fiscal 2017 (from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017), some refer to activities for FY2018.
Guidelines referred to
- Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (G4)
The website includes information in accordance with the G4.
- Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2012 of the Ministry of the Environment
- The United Nations Global Compact COP*
- * COP
- COP stands for Communication on Progress. It is a report compiled annually to evaluate the Osaka Gas Group's progress on the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. Making major progress is an important condition for the Group to participate in the UN Global Compact.
- September 2017 (next edition is scheduled for September 2018)
The Report spells out the Osaka Gas Group's CSR activities.
The Report compiles the Osaka Gas Group's business operations and its financial position.