CSR Charter ⅢBeing a Good Corporate Citizen Contributing to Society
The Daigas Group aims to promote sustainable regional communities through communication with society under five themes—working with regional communities; history, culture and towns; sports and health; safety and security; and diet.
The Daigas Group conducts business rooted in communities, and its business cannot succeed without good relations with these communities. Actively disclosing information to promote better understanding of our business is a matter of course. Based on the “Small Light Campaign,” an initiative led by employees, we are working on creating regional value (joint efforts with local communities) mainly under five themes—working with regional communities; history, culture and towns; sports and health; safety and security; and diet. We are undertaking these activities by making active use of the Daigas Group’s business resources. By doing so, we aim to promote the development of sustainable local communities in which people can rich lives in comfort.
Activities to Deepen Communication with Society and Social Contribution Activities
The CSR indicator figure listed as “Number of events held (on-site dietary and energy/environment seminars, etc.)” represents the number of educational events the Daigas Group sponsored to enhance people’s understanding of energy, food and fire use. The CSR indicator figure listed as “Number of contacts” means the number of visits by the general public to the Gas Science Museum. The CSR indicator figure listed as “Number of events (for society contribution) held” indicates the number of events the Daigas Group has hosted as part of its efforts to promote social contribution activities, including baseball clinics by the Group’s athletic club members and educational seminars targeting young people.
Targets and results
In FY2019, the Daigas Group held 1,497 educational events for energy, environment, food and fire. Over the year, 1,138 communication-enhancement events were held at the Gas Science Museum. A total of 584 events aimed at promoting the Group’s social contribution were held, including activities under the “Small Light Campaign” and activities by athletic clubs. In addition, the number of social contribution activities held by the Research Institute for Culture, Energy and Life (CEL) of Osaka Gas and the Osaka Gas Group Welfare Foundation totaled 501 over the year.
|Events held to enhance communication||Number of such events held
(environmental education and food education, and visit to the Gas Science Museum)
|2,700 events or more||3,414 events|
|Social contribution activities||Number of events held||800 events or more||1,085 events|
Continued communication activities and social contribution Activities
By continuing to undertake activities aimed at enhancing communication with society through energy and environment education, food education, disaster-prevention education and fire education, while taking advantage of the assets it has amassed through business operations, the Daigas Group aims to realize the creation of regional value. In FY2019, the Group supported welfare facilities through the “Small Light Campaign” events. The Group teamed up with local municipalities and experts in the educational and medical fields to solve regional problems, using educational programs developed by Osaka Gas to promote food education, disaster-response education and environmental preservation. Based on know-how gained from the 2018 Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake and implementation of comprehensive disaster response drills, we identified issues with local government services and worked to establish disaster response and disaster recovery measures in cooperation with local communities, including getting consent for posting information on a Recovery Visualization System we developed to enable confirmation of the status of gas restoration on the local government website.
Furthermore, the Group actively undertakes social contribution activities, including baseball and soccer teaching sessions held for children by athletic clubs of Osaka Gas and activities aimed at supporting healthy growth of young people.