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Message from President

Representative Director and President Takehiro Honjo Representative Director and President
Takehiro Honjo

On behalf of the Osaka Gas group, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders for their continued support and patronage of Osaka Gas and its Group companies.

The business environment surrounding the Osaka Gas Group has become increasingly unclear and uncertain due to the full deregulation of the retail electricity and gas markets and the heightened volatility of crude oil prices. This makes it more difficult for us to predict the future state of the external environment, a situation that has continued for some time.
Amid such dramatic changes in the markets, however, we are seeing them as opportunities to expand our businesses. By further deepening connections with customers, we aim to become a corporate group that continues to be chosen by cutomers.

Energy business

As “an energy marketer of a new era,” the Osaka Gas Group will continue providing services with additional values and high-quality that meet various customer needs. To household customers, we offer life-related services to respond to all sorts of problems facing them in their daily lives, including a housing support service called “Sumikata Service.” By combining our energy providing services of gas and electricity with various other services, the Osaka Gas Group will offer optimal proposals to our customers.
To our customers in the commercial and industrial sectors, the Osaka Gas Group, as a “Utility Agent®”*, will offer order-based comprehensive services, covering not only primary energy fields but also peripheral fields, such as management and maintenance of buildings and facilities.
In overseas markets, the Osaka Gas Group will actively participate in energy development projects in upstream fields while steadily working on energy services, natural gas-fired power generation and trading businesses.
How to secure a stable and economical material procurement is a crucially important issue for an energy service provider. We ensure the stability in procuring materials such as natural gas by turning to multiple suppliers from various sources. In the meantime, we will continue enhancing our market competitiveness by diversifying contract price indicators.
To provide energy to customers in a stable manner, we will continue to work on maintenance, expansion and renovation of gas production, supply and power-generation facilities while implementing anti-earthquake and anti-tsunami measures. In addition, we will continue to carry out steps aimed at ensuring the safety and security of business operations.

* Trademark registered by OGCTS Co., Ltd. and Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., denoting a one-stop service provider to help customers with utility-related facilities (gas, electricity and water supply)

Life & Business Solutions Business

Based on the technologies and knowledge we have obtained through the energy business, we provide products and services of business fields in which we have competitive advantage over others such as property development, materials and information solutions. By delivering such products and services, the Osaka Gas Group will continue enhancing customers’ comfort, convenience and health while enriching their livelihoods both in Japan and abroad and contributing to their business development.

Reinforcement of business foundation

We are committed to enhancing the CSR standard of the entire Osaka Gas Group based on the Osaka Gas Group CSR Charter. By doing so, we conduct global standard management with high awareness of ESG (environment, society and governance). Furthermore, we strive to win further trust from customers and society in collaboration with parties that constitute the Osaka Gas Group’s supply-chain network both in Japan and abroad.
On the technological development front, we work on providing products and services that exceed the expectations of customers. For that purpose, we will continue enhancing the efficiency of gas equipment and facilities including fuel-cells and reducing their operational costs. In addition, we promote the development of IT related technologies including new materials and IoT and the utilization of engineering technologies in fields such as natural resource development, power generation and measures to combat global warming.
As a means of achieving sustainable growth, we promote workforce diversity and develop human resources who are capable of creating new value. Meanwhile, to continue to be a “healthy” corporate group, the Osaka Gas Group is establishing a flexible and robust organization by fostering a work environment in which employees can work proudly while feeling fulfilled and rewarded in what they do, shifting employees’ mindset and reforming their work styles to embrace the work environment.

The Osaka Gas Group aims to contribute to the development of society, local communities and customers by going beyond “customer expectations,” “business boundaries” and “corporate boundaries.” By doing so, the Group aims to become an innovative energy and service provider which continues to be chosen by customers through successive generations.
The Osaka Gas Group aims to become a corporate group that powers continuous advancement in customer life and business. The Group gives top priority to creating “value for customers,” through which we can enhance “value for society,” “value for shareholders” and “value for employees.”

本荘武宏
Representative Director and President Takehiro Honjo
(As of June, 2017)

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