CSR Report Policy
Editorial Policy and Selection of Reporting Contents
The Daigas Group reports material aspects of its CSR and its management scheme as well as associated activities for improvement.
The Daigas Group deems that it is necessary for the Group to listen to people's voices sincerely and conduct its business activities based on such voices, if it is to fulfill its corporate social responsibility (CSR).
The Daigas Group identified important aspects for the Group's CSR, which we call “materiality,” or “material aspect,” by referring to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards), a global standard for sustainability report compiled by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), while taking into account the current social issues and continuing dialog with stakeholders and experts in relevant fields.
In this report, the Group explains the management situation regarding each material aspects and the degree of implementation of relevant measures. The Group posts, as much as possible, activities other than those related to the material aspects so that a full picture of the Group's CSR is made known to parties outside and inside the Group.
Outline of CSR Report
The Process of Materiality Identification
Coverage and Materiality
In selecting topics to be covered in the report and prioritizing them, we took into consideration their importance to the Daigas Group and their importance to society, chosen by outside experts.
Readability and Ease of Understanding
To ensure that a wide range of readers can understand the information provided in this report, careful consideration is given to visual design, including the text size, use of colors, pictures and diagrams, and explanatory notes are provided for technical terms.
We asked for third-party verification to ensure the reliability of the content and data presented in our CSR report.
The environmental performance data in this report underwent third-party verification by Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd. We also received verification from Bureau Veritas regarding greenhouse gas emissions. The overall report underwent third party-review on assessment and recommendations, including simple audits, a task consigned to the Institute for Environmental Management Accounting (IEMA).
Scope of This Report
This report covers the Daigas Group, consisting of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies. Some information, as noted in this report by phrases such as “Osaka Gas” or “the Company,” refers exclusively to Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
Fifty-five companies* —out of 150 affiliated companies and consolidated subsidiaries of Osaka Gas—are subject to compilation of environmental performance data. Excluded are companies housed in office buildings as tenants and whose environmental performance data are difficult to grasp and whose environmental effects are minimal. Also excluded are overseas companies.
While the most recent data covered in this report represents those for fiscal 2019 (from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019), some refer to activities for fiscal 2020.
* Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions were collected from 56 companies including one overseas subsidiary.
Guidelines referred to
- ISO 26000
- Sustainability Reporting Standards for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
This report contains information corresponding to disclosure reguirements of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.
- Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2018 of the Ministry of the Environment
- Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
- The United Nations Global Compact COP* Policy
- * COP
- COP stands for Communication on Progress. It is a report compiled annually to evaluate the Daigas Group's progress on the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. Making major progress is an important condition for the Group to participate in the UN Global Compact.
- October 2019 (next edition is scheduled for October 2020)
The Report spells out the Osaka Gas Group's CSR activities.
The Report compiles the Osaka Gas Group's business operations and its financial position.