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Osaka Gas, as part of its commitment to sustainable societies, makes purchasing decisions based on not only price, etc., but also lifecycle costs, including energy savings, reusability, durability and low-impact disposal. Suppliers are expected to minimize environmental loads associated with the development and delivery of low-impact products and services.
Osaka Gas makes every possible attempt to observe green purchasing guidelines. When selecting commodities and certain products, the following are considered:
Candidates for construction or maintenance work must take measures to:
In the case of large-scale projects that could potentially have a strong environmental impact, Osaka Gas may request special measures to avoid or reduce impact on ecosystems and biodiversity. As one example, the use of low-impact vehicles powered with natural-gas, hybrid, electric or methanol systems is encouraged.
Candidate suppliers will be asked to report on their environmental efforts, as shown below, and this information will be considered in the selection process:
It is preferred that suppliers have ISO 14001 and other environmental certifications.