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Osaka Gas’Policy for Purchasing
Osaka Gas considers it is highly important to fulfill the corporate social responsibility. Therefore, it employs the following policy for purchasing activities conformed to our CSR policy.
1. Strict Compliance  
Osaka Gas respects relevant laws*, their spirit, social norms and corporate ethics when engaging in purchasing activities and we must maintain sensible conduct as a member of the society.

* Those laws are not limited to legal laws and regulations but also include 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact**, as well as social rules and norms related to labor practices, human rights that should be observed in fulfilling the corporate social responsibility.
2. Open-Door Policy  
Osaka Gas seeks suppliers in and out of Japan in order to ensure timely purchase of high-quality, safe products at competitive prices.
3. Fairness and Impartiality  
In selecting suppliers, Osaka Gas considers a variety of factors including the product quality and reliability, price, delivery reliability, after-sale service, compatibility with existing facilities, supplier's technological capability and financial stability, safety management organization and commitment to CSR. Final decision is made fairly and impartially based on cost effectiveness.
4. Environmental Consciousness  
In an effort to contribute to building the environmentally-friendly, sustainable society, green purchasing is promoted with consideration for balancing the commercial terms with environmental loads.
5. Mutual Trust  
Osaka Gas strives to build a solid relationship of trust with its suppliers through close communication and fair and equitable purchasing so that both parties will benefit for further growth. Osaka Gas’s sound business cannot be sustainable without our suppliers who deliver stable and reliable supplies of good quality, safe products on time and at a fair price.
**United Nations Global Compact
<Human Rights>
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
<Labor Standards>
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
(Established in June 1992, revised in June 2009)

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