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Commendation from the Outside

Inclusion in SRI Indices

Osaka Gas was included in the following socially responsible investment (SRI) indices and an investment universe (a group of stock issues that are seen as candidates for the SRI indices) as of the end of June 2017.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
RobecoSAM We are Sustainability Investing
FTSE4Good Index Series
MSCI ESG Indices
Ethibel Excellence Index
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
* MSCI ESG Indices
The inclusion of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, does not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI Indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI Indexes names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

Outside Assessment of CSR (FY2017)

Medium Evaluation of our company
Nikkei Environmental Management Survey 1st overall in electric power / gas category
Toyo Keizai CSR Rankings 2017 22th (of about 1,200 companies)
Chosen as one of the FY2016 “Nadeshiko Brand” companies Selected as one of 47 companies (fourth consecutive year)
CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership score: A-

Certificate of Appreciation Presented by WWF Japan

Certificate of Appreciation Presented by WWF Japan

Osaka Gas was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the World Wide Fund for Nature Japan (WWF Japan) in honor of Osaka Gas' continual participation as a WWF Japan Corporate Member since 1983.

Award (FY2017)

Year Month Name of outside organization / award Focus of award
2016 May Kinki Chemical Society, Chemical Technology Award Development and application of a practical manufacturing method for polysilane using magnesium metal
2016 May Kinki Liquefied Gas Security Council, FY2016 President Award for Outstanding Sales Personnel Toru Ogata
Osaka Gas LPG Co., Ltd.
2016 May Kinki Liquefied Gas Security Council,
FY2016 President Award for Outstanding Operational Leader
Yasuhiro Kono,
Osaka Gas LPG Co., Ltd.
2016 May Osaka Prefectural Government, FY2016 Constitution Day Osaka Prefectural Governor's Award Masahiko Taniguchi, Hokutobu Energy Marketing Department
2016 May Mie High-Pressure Gas Safety Association,
Mie High-Pressure Gas Outstanding Safety Personnel Awards
Takayuki Nagai, Nabari Kintetsu Gas Co., Ltd.
2016 May Mie LP Gas Association,
Outstanding Personnel Awards in Production and Security
Michiharu Yoshizawa, Nabari Kintetsu Gas Co., Ltd.
2016 June Japan Gas Association,
Technology Encouragement Award
Development of a technology for a super-low-power consumption gas sensor used in a battery-driven gas leakage alarm device
2016 June Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Technology Award Construction of a land-based storage tank with the world's largest capacity using a slip-form engineering method Installation (civil engineering) of the No. 5 LNG tank at the first plant of the Osaka Gas Senboku LNG Terminal
2016 June Hyogo Prefectural Government, award given to eco-friendly companies,
Outstanding Personnel Awards for workers in charge of safety and security
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
2016 July Material Life Society, Excellent Thesis Award Comparison of evaluation between temperature dependence in a hot-temperature internal pressure creep test conducted using a warm-water polyethylene pipe and a warm-water cycle test
Kazuhisa Igawa , Product Development Dept.
2016 August International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC),
inclusion in the IPEEC's first list of International Top Ten Best Practices in energy efficiency
A large-scale energy conservation project undertaken by integrating an ethylene plant with an LNG plant operated using cold energy
Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. (award shared with Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Osaka Petrochemical Industries, Ltd.)
2016 October Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry FY2016 Kinki Industrial Safety and Inspection Department Manager Award for Meritorious Service in Gas Security
Kunihiko Tachibana, Himeji LNG Terminal
Hiromichi Sadaya, Osaka Pipeline Department
Mineo Ogawa, Customer Facilities Department
2016 October Japan Society of Polymer Processing, Special Award Production of low-cost multi-layer graphene and its composite resin
2016 October Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Good Design Awards Efforts to promote biodiversity using native seedlings
Osaka Gas Urban Development Co., Ltd.
2016 October FY2016 Kinki Region Invention and Innovation, Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation President Awards Desulfurizing agent for fuel cells
2016 October FY2016 Kinki Region Invention and Innovation,
Encouragement Prize
Gas stove
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Noritz Corporation and Harman Co., Ltd.)
2016 October Mie Prefecture Governor Award for High-Pressure Gas Security Personnel Michiharu Yoshizawa, Nabari Kintetsu Gas Co., Ltd.
2016 November FY2016 Outstanding Company Award for Internet IR Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
2016 November Chubu Kinki Industrial Safety and Inspection Department,
Minister Award for Outstanding Gas Security Personnel
Michiharu Yoshizawa, Nabari Kintetsu Gas Co., Ltd.
2016 November Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, Kinki Region Invention and Innovation,
Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation President Award
Desulfurizing agent for fuel cells
2016 November Osaka Prefectural Manufacturing & Industrial Association, Outstanding Personnel Awards Tsuyoshi Fukushima, Senboku LNG Terminal
2016 November FY2016 Osaka Governor Award for Outstanding Measurement Personnel Nobuyoshi Kanehiro, Facility Department
2016 November Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
FY2016 Outstanding Personnel Award
Hiroyuki Hayashi, Residential Energy Technology Department
2016 November Osaka Prefectural Manufacturing & Industrial Association,
FY2016 Outstanding Personnel Award
Tsuyoshi Fukushima, Senboku LNG Terminal
Akihiro Nishioka, Trunk Pipeline Department
Yasuhiro Iwata, Residential Energy Technology Department
2016 November 2016 Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award Development of home-use solid oxide fuel cell ENE-FARM type S
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Kyocera Corporation and Noritz Corporation)
2016 December FY2016 Minister of Environment Award for Activities to Combat Global Warming in the Technological Development and Commercialization Categories Development of home-use solid oxide fuel cell ENE-FARM type S
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd, Kyocera Corporation and Noritz Corporation)
2016 December Nature Technology Study Group of the Monodzukuri Nippon Conference, 2030 Fruitful Life Style Award Toshimasa Kagajo, Research Institute for Culture, Energy and Life
2016 December Chunichi Industrial Technology Award FY2016 Chunichi Shimbun Award
Home-use solid oxide fuel cell ENE-FARM type S
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.)
2017 January Japan Architecture and Health, Management and Education Center, President Award Yukihiro Nabeshima
Osaka Gas Urban Development Co., Ltd.
2017 February Japan Institute of Energy, Japan Institute of Energy Award Development of a battery-driven MEMS natural gas sensor
2017 February Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Commissioner Award (home product category) under the FY2016 Energy Conservation Grand Prize in the product and business model category Home-use solid oxide fuel cell ENE-FARM type S
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Kyocera Corporation and Noritz Corporation)
2017 February FY2016 Co-Generation Grand Prize,
Consumer Division, President Award
Introduction of a cogeneration system at the Amagasaki City Disaster-Prevention Center
Osaka Gas Co. Ltd. (award shared with the Amagasaki City Fire Bureau and the Asset Coordination Bureau of Amagasaki City)
2017 February FY2016 Co-Generation Grand Prize, Consumer Division, Award for Excellence Upgrading of a cogeneration system introduced at Itami City Hospital
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Itami City Hospital)
2017 February FY2016 Co-Generation Grand Prize, Consumer Division, Award for Excellence Introduction of a cogeneration system at Aeon Mall Okinawa Rycom
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Aeon Mall Co., Ltd., Kitanakagusuku Village, Okinawa Electric Power Co., Inc. and Takenaka Corporation)
2017 February FY2016 Co-Generation Grand Prize,
Technological Development Division, President Award
Development of home-use fuel cell ENE-FARM type S, touted as a very compact fuel cell with the highest power-generation efficiency
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and Noritz Corporation)
2017 February FY2016 Co-Generation Grand Prize,
Technological Development Division, Award for Excellence
Development of 35kW Genelight
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. and Toho Gas Co., Ltd.)
2017 February FY2016 Co-Generation Grand Prize, Industrial Division, Award for Excellence Introduction of a cogeneration system at the Kanegasaki plant of Shionogi & Co., Ltd.
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Shionogi & Co., Ltd.)
2017 February Energy Conservation Center,
FY2016 Award for Outstanding Service in the Promotion of Energy Conservation
Denji Kitagawa, Power Generation Department
Kenji Omae, Himeji LNG Terminal
2017 February Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation, Osaka Outstanding Invention and Innovation Grand Prize Very energy-saving gas sensor for a battery-driven gas leakage alarm device
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.)
2017 February Osaka Prefectural Government,
FY2016 Award for Outstanding Commercial and Industrial Personnel
Hideyoshi Higashigawa, Product Development Department
2017 February Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, FY2016 Awards for Outstanding Long Service in Commerce and Industry, 30 years or More Division Megumi Kurotani,
Keiji Commercial & Industrial Energy Sales Division
2017 March Chemical Society of Japan, Chemical Technology Award Development of a very low-consumption gas leakage sensor using a ultra-thin film
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (award shared with Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.)
2017 March KEIDANREN Business Service for Internal Communications,
FY2016 Keidanren In-House Newsletter Commendations, Magazine and Newspaper Category Overall Award
Osaka Gas Group newsletter “Gaslight”
2017 March Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Kansai Branch Award Studies on effects of fuel properties on gas-engine knocking and studies on curbing of knocking deriving from property changes

Responses to Common Opinions / Comments on Previous Report

(Opinion) It is necessary to use a font size and design readable by anyone.
  • The new report uses as many tables and graphs as possible. The report's paper version contains a color design that can be easily comprehended by people with a different color sense. As a result, the design received a color universal design certificate from the Color Universal Design Organization (CUDO), a nonprofit organization promoting universal color access.
(Opinion) It is anticipated that Osaka Gas will continue to promote environment-friendly management and social contribution activities.
  • In line with the policy of promoting CSR, Osaka Gas will adequately evaluate its CSR efforts and the progress of each CSR indicator. The company is striving to make its PDCA management more effective.

CSR of Osaka Gas Group

President's Commitment
Management and CSR of the Osaka Gas Group
Policies on CSR
Osaka Gas Group Long-Term Management Vision 2030 and Medium-Term Management Plan 2020 [Going Forward Beyond Borders]
Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Corporate Governance
Stakeholder Engagement
Value Chain of the Osaka Gas Group
Actions on Materiality
CSR Charter Ⅰ
Creating Value for Customers
CSR Charter Ⅱ
Harmonizing with the Environment and Contributing to Realizing a Sustainable Society
CSR Charter Ⅲ
Being a Good Corporate Citizen Contributing to Society
CSR Charter Ⅳ
Complying with Laws and Regulations and Respect for Human Rights
CSR Charter Ⅴ
Management Policy for Human Growth
Reporting
President's Commitment
Management and CSR of
the Osaka Gas Group
Corporate Principles and CSR Charter
Osaka Gas Group Code of Conduct
Global Compact and ISO 26000
Long-Term Management Vision 2030
Medium-Term Management Plan 2020
Policies on CSR
Osaka Gas Group Long-Term
Management Vision 2030 and
Medium-Term Management Plan 2020
[Going Forward Beyond Borders]
Becoming an Innovative Energy &
Service Company that Continues to Be the First Choice of Customers
CSR Efforts to Realize Long-Term Management Vision 2030
We will Work Hard to Build a Low-Carbon
Society by Conducting Environment-Friendly Business
Development of Human Resources and Work Environment
for Continuously Providing Services that Exceed the Customers Expectations
Contribution to the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs)
Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance
Risk Management
CSR Management
Stakeholder Engagement
Dialogue and Cooperation with Stakeholders
Response to Stakeholders' Voices
Value Chain of the Osaka Gas Group
CSR Efforts Throughout the City Gas Value Chains
Social Impact of Business Activities in Our Energy Value Chains and Efforts to Reduce Such Impact
CSR Efforts Throughout Supply Chain
Electricity and Gas Industry Reform
Actions on Materiality
Materiality
Customer Health and Safety
Product and Service Labeling
Energy / Emissions
Effluents and Waste
Local Communities
Customer Privacy
Grievance Mechanism
Supplier Assessment
CSR Charter Ⅰ
Creating Value for Customers
Index
CSR Indicator
Safety and Security 1: Procurement Stage
Safety and Security 2: Processing Stage
Safety and Security 3: Distribution Stage
Safety and Security 4: Consumption Stage
Incorporating Customer Opinions
Multi-Energy Business
Proposing New Value
CSR Charter Ⅱ
Harmonizing with the Environment and Contributing to Realizing a Sustainable Society
Index
CSR Indicator
Environmental Management
Environmental Action Targets
Environmental Impact throughout the Osaka Gas Group Value Chain
Efforts Contributing to Realizing a Low-Carbon Society
Helping Customers' Efforts for Realizing a Low-Carbon Society
Efforts in Resource Recycling
Conserving Biodiversity
Developing Environmental Technologies
Addressing Environmental Risk
Green Purchasing and Green Distribution
Environmental Communication
Environmental Performance Data
CSR Charter Ⅲ
Being a Good Corporate Citizen Contributing to Society
Index
CSR Indicator
Corporate Volunteering Activities under the "Small Light Campaign"
Social Contribution Activities
Activities for Promoting Communication with Society
Activities at Osaka Gas' Foundations
CSR Charter Ⅳ
Complying with Laws and Regulations and Respect for Human Rights
Index
CSR Indicator
Compliance Promotion Efforts
Action on Human Rights
Efforts for Protection of Personal Information
Information Security
Consultations and Reports from Partner Companies
CSR Charter Ⅴ
Management Policy for Human Growth
Index
CSR Indicator
Employment
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
Commendation from the Outside
Third Party Review / Verification
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