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Requirements for Suppliers
- CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines -
Suppliers are our important partners. Osaka Gas wishes to build a relationship of trust with our suppliers and together prosper and fulfill the corporate social responsibility. For this end, suppliers are requested the practice of the following guidelines based on Osaka Gas’Policy for Purchasing.
 
1. Strict Compliance  
When engaging in business transactions with Osaka Gas, suppliers must honor relevant laws*, their spirit, social norms and corporate ethics and maintain sensible conduct as a member of the society.

* Those laws are not limited to legal laws and regulations of the countries or regions where respective supplier operates but also include social rules and norms related to labor practices, human rights that should be observed in fulfilling the corporate social responsibility.

Osaka Gas is pursuing its corporate social responsibilities complied with the 10 principles since it joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2007, and we announce its commitment in the Policy for Purchasing.
 
2. Assurance of Quality  
Products and services must meet quality and performance requirements set by Osaka Gas and, at the same time, remain functional for a reasonable period of time. The shape, structure, system operability need also to be superior and compatible with peripheral equipment.
 
3. Fair Price  
The price of products and services must be fair for the specifications, quality, delivery time, purchase volume and the general market trend.
 
4. Observance of Delivery Date  
It is highly important that the delivery date should be respected.
 
5. Environmental Considerations  
Products and services should produce low environmental impacts and suppliers are expected to exercise maximum efforts in reducing environmental loads. Product and service specifications should comply with Osaka Gas’ Guide to Green Purchasing.
 
6. Assurance of Safety  
Usage and operational safety must be secured.
 
7. Maintenance and After-Sale Services  
Inspection, maintenance, repair and response to incidents and malfunctions must be provided in prompt, safe and accurate manners. Suppliers are expected to maintain a backup system that can instantly provide necessary spare parts and technical support. In their designing and building activities, suppliers’ products and services need to be based on such considerations. It is important for equipment and materials supplied to be subject to constant improvement and upgrading..
 
(Established in June 1992, revised in June 2009)

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