Status of Management regarding Respect for Human Rights

Aspects Determined as Materiality
  • Supplier Environmental Assessment

    308-1

  • Supplier Social Assessment

    414-1

Management Approach

Fundamental concept

The Daigas Group supports and respects international standards for human rights, including the International Bill of Human Rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Human Rights) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The Group also respects human rights based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The Daigas Group respects human rights as basic rights inherent to all. The Group supports the international standards on human rights and promotes activities and programs to protect the human rights of its stakeholders. We comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the countries and regions where we operate. In the case where there is a conflict between internationally recognized human rights standards and the laws and regulations of a country or region, we will pursue ways to respect international human rights principles.

Daigas Group Human Rights Policy

The Daigas Group established the “Daigas Group Human Rights Policy” in April 2021. This Policy is based on the Daigas Group Corporate Principle and the Daigas Group Charter of Business Conduct and has been approved by the Board of Directors of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Daigas Group Human Rights Policy

Established on April 1, 2021

The Daigas Group is committed to respecting human rights and expects its all members to adhere to the Daigas Group Human Rights Policy, which we as a global business enterprise formulated in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as well as other international standards.

This Policy is based on the Daigas Group Corporate Principle and the Daigas Group Charter of Business Conduct, and has been approved by the Board of Directors of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

1. Endorsement of International Agreements
We support international agreements on human rights, including the International Bill of Human Rights and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the International Labour Organization (ILO). We commit to respect human rights as set out in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

2. Scope of application
This policy applies to all directors, officers, and employees of the Daigas Group.

3. Legal compliance and respect for internationally recognized human rights.
We comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the countries and regions where we operate. In case where there is a conflict between internationally recognized human rights standards and the laws and regulations of each country or region, we will pursue ways to respect international human rights principles.

4. Respect for human rights in all process of business activities
In all processes of our business activities, we strive to prevent and reduce negative impacts on the human rights of stakeholders involved in the Daigas Group’s businesses.
4-1 We respect the human rights of our employees and provide a healthy and comfortable work environment.
4-2 We respect human rights of customers and business partners. In case where negative impacts on human rights by business partners or other related parties are directly linked to the Daigas Group’s businesses, products or services, we will demand that such business partners and related parties respect human rights and not infringe upon them. 4-3 We assess and address the impact of our business activities on local communities.

5. Human rights due diligence
We conduct human rights due diligence, in which we identify and assess the negative human rights impact of our business activities and take steps to prevent or mitigate such risks.

6. Remedy
If it becomes clear that the Daigas Group’s business activities are causing or contributing to negative impacts on human rights, we will work to correct and remedy the situation through appropriate procedures.

7. Stakeholder Engagement
We engage in sincere dialogue and consultation with affected stakeholders on how to address actual or potential impacts on human rights.

8. Education and awareness
We provide education to ensure that all directors, officers, and employees of the Daigas Group understand this Policy and act in accordance with this Policy in our business activities.

9. Reporting
We report the progress on our human rights efforts that we make based on this Policy through our website and other communication channels.

April 1, 2021
President, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Activity Indicators and Targets/Plans/Results

Activity indicator: Building a responsible supply chain (percentage of appropriate suppliers)

We have set this as a materiality indicator, not as a CSR indicator.

Efforts to respect human rights

The Daigas Group set “Supplier Assessment” as a materiality indicator in FY2015 and has implemented PDCA management since FY2016. We aim to achieve mutual development of the entire value chain by fulfilling our social responsibilities together with our business partners in accordance with the Daigas Group Procurement Policy.
We also conduct supplier questionnaires.

Targets/plans/results

Target: 100%
Results: To be reported in FY2023


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