CSR Efforts Throughout Supply Chain

Aspects Determined as Materiality
  • Supplier Environmental Assessment

    380-1

  • Supplier Human Rights Assessment

    414-1

  • Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices

    414-1

  • Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society

    414-1

Promotion of CSR Activities Together with Business Partners

Osaka Gas's task of delivering city gas to customers can't be achieved without the cooperation of various business partners not only Daigas Group companies but also business partners. We believe it is necessary for Osaka Gas to control the social and environmental effects that are generated in its business process in the most responsible manner and in close cooperation with our business partners.

The Daigas Group has formulated the Daigas Group Procurement Policy as a way to fulfill its CSR in procurement activities and disclosed it together with the Daigas Group Procurement Policy for Suppliers on Osaka Gas’s website. New materials suppliers are briefed about the policies before starting business transaction with the Daigas Group. Major suppliers are to be asked to reconfirm the content of the policies during an annual CSR survey as part of our follow-up efforts.

We also conduct CSR questionnaire surveys, which are answered by LNG suppliers, gas appliance makers and companies engaging in the gas business on a consignment basis, including gas service chains and construction companies.

In addition, under our “Green Partner Initiative,” our business partners recognized as being active in environmental management are registered as “Green Partners.” The registration initially applied to only gas pipeline materials suppliers. At present, however, other parties are also eligible to register. We will continue to work with our suppliers to fulfill our CSR and aim to promote mutual prosperity in the entire value chain, from LNG drilling to marketing, sales and consumption.

Activities at overseas business bases

Based on the “Daigas Group Code of Conduct,” Osaka Gas overseas companies have summarized work rules in an “Employee Handbook,” which each employee receives and companies also ensure that employees gain familiarity with the content. Through such efforts, employee awareness grows with respect to human rights, work standards, the environment and anti-corruption measures.

Daigas Group Procurement Policy

Procurement Policy in line with the UN Global Compact, etc.

The Daigas Group's basic policy regarding purchasing activities was established in June of 1992 under the “Policy for Purchasing” and the “CSR-based Purchasing Guidelines” which summarize requests to business partners with respect to corporate social responsibility (CSR). In April 2020, these rules were revised into the Daigas Group Procurement Policy and the Daigas Group Procurement Policy for Suppliers so that the Daigas Group could work with suppliers on global social issues.

The term “Compliance,” put first in both policies, means that in purchasing, employees should act as responsible members of society by following the letter and spirit of all relevant laws, as well as accepted norms and corporate ethics. “Relevant laws” means not only the relevant laws of countries where we do business, but also laws and regulations related to fulfilling corporate social responsibility regarding labor and human rights, including the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact. Among the contents of the Daigas Group Procurement Policy for Suppliers, points to note about efforts for social sustainability, in particular, have been put together into the Daigas Group Procurement Guidelines for Suppliers for easy reference.

Daigas Group Procurement Policy(formulated June 1992, revised April 2020)
  • 1. Compliance
  • 2. Open Trading
  • 3. Fair Dealing
  • 4. Contribution to Environmental Conservation
  • 5. Trusting Relationship
Daigas Group Procurement Policy for Suppliers(formulated June 1992, revised April 2020)
  • 1. Compliance
  • 2. Quality and Safety Enhancement
  • 3. Fair Price
  • 4. Deadlines
  • 5. Maintenance and After-Sales Service
  • 6. Respect for Human Rights
  • 7. Fair Working Conditions
  • 8. Safe and Healthy Working Environment
  • 9. Contribution to Environmental Conservation
  • 10. Ethical Corporate Management
  • 11. Sound Corporate Management
  • 12. Policy Enforcement System
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