Status of Management regarding Respect for Human Rights
- Aspects Determined as Materiality
Supplier Environmental Assessment
Supplier Social Assessment
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.
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.
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.
Results: To be reported in FY2023
- Sustainability of
the Daigas Group
- Values and Sustainability Promotion of the Daigas Group
- Daigas Group's Values Daigas Group Charter of Business Conduct and Management Policy Daigas Group Code of Business Conduct Sustainability Promotion System and Management Stakeholder Engagement Initiatives the Daigas Group Participates In Commendation from the Outside
- Sustainability Management and Value Creation Process
- Value Creation Process of the Daigas Group Long-Term Management Vision 2030 Medium-Term Management Plan 2023 Daigas Group Carbon Neutral Vision
- Actions on Materiality
Materiality of the Daigas Group
Materiality Review Cycle
Customer Health and Safety
(FY2021 Report) Energy / Emissions
(FY2021 Report) Local Communities
(FY2021 Report) Customer Privacy
(FY2021 Report) Supplier Assessment
(FY2021 Report) Training and Education
(FY2021 Report) Diversity and Equal Opportunity
(FY2021 Report) Economic Performance
(FY2021 Report) Creating Value for Customers
(Charter I) Contributing to the Sustainability of the Environment and Society
(Charter Ⅱ) Engaging with and Contributing to Society (Charter Ⅲ) Respecting Human Rights
(Charter IV) Complying with Laws and Regulations (Charter V) Providing Work Environment That Supports Employees’ Personal Growth (Charter VI)
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Governance Risk Management Compliance Messages from Outside Directors
- Value Chain and Sustainability
- Consideration for the Value Chain and Stakeholders Social Impact of Business Activities in Our Energy Value Chain and Our Efforts toward Sustainability
- Daigas Group's Efforts for SDGs
- Special Features: Co-create Value for a Sustainable Future - Daigas Group×Stakeholders Achieving a Low Carbon / Carbon Neutral Society Establishing Lifestyles and Businesses Adjusted to the New Normal Enhancing Resilience of Customers and Society Back Numbers of Special Features
- FY2021 Activities Report
- Creating Value for Customers (Charter I)
Charter I Index
Management for Creating Value for Customers
Safety and Security 1:
Procurement Stage Safety and Security 2:
Processing Stage Safety and Security 3:
Distribution Stage Safety and Security 4:
Consumption Stage Incorporating Customer Opinions Proposing New Value
- Contributing to the Sustainability of the Environment and Society (Charter Ⅱ)
- Charter Ⅱ Index Management toward Contributing to the Sustainability of the Environment and Society Environmental Management Environmental Management: Indicators, Targets and Results Actions for Climate Change: Recognition of and Action on Risks and Opportunities Actions for Climate Change: Method to Evaluate Effects of CO2 Emissions Reduction Actions for Climate Change: Working to Reduce CO2 Emissions in Business Activities Actions for Climate Change: Working to Reduce CO2 Emissions at Customer Sites Efforts in Resource Recycling Conserving Biodiversity Developing Environmental Technologies Addressing Environmental Risk Promotion of Green Purchasing Environmental Communication
- Engaging with and Contributing to Society (Charter Ⅲ)
- Charter Ⅲ Index Management of Engagement with and Contribution to Society Social Contribution Activities Corporate Volunteering Activities under the Small Light Campaign Activities for Promoting Communication with Society Activities at Osaka Gas' Foundations
- Respecting Human Rights (Charter IV)
- Charter IV Index Status of Management regarding Respect for Human Rights Human Rights Due Diligence Action on Human Rights
- Complying with Laws and Regulations (Charter V)
- Charter V Index Management for Complying with Laws and Regulations Compliance Promotion Efforts Efforts for Protection of Personal Information Information Security Consultations and Reports from Partner Companies
- Providing Work Environment That Supports Employees’ Personal Growth (Charter VI)
- Charter VI Index Status of Management to Support Employees' Personal Growth Employment Acceptance of Diversity Balancing Work and Family Human Resource Development and Rewards Communication Between Employees and Company Improving Occupational Health and Safety
- Reporting Guidance and Guidelines and ESG Data
- Reporting Guidelines