Human Rights Due Diligence
Principle and Outline
In accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Daigas Group is committed to establishing systems in order to respect the human rights of all people affected by the group’s business activities, and proactively disclose its initiatives in this area. The group conducts human rights due diligence as part of its efforts to respect human rights and realize business sustainability.
Daigas Group Human Rights Policy
Under the system shown below, the Compliance Office in the General Affairs Department, the Human Rights Center in the Human Resources Department, and the ESG Office in the Corporate Strategy Department work together in a cycle of activity that includes defining and assessing the human rights risks that may arise in the course of business activities, and taking corrective, remedial or preventative actions in response.
■ System for Carrying Out Human Rights Due Diligence
■ Cycle of Human Rights Due Diligence
Human Rights Risk Surveys and Assessment
The Daigas Group is involved in urban development, materials solutions, information solutions, and other lines of business in addition to our energy business. We conduct surveys and assessment of potential human rights risks that people may be exposed to through these business activities.
■ Tools for Identifying Human Rights Risks
|Questionnaires||G-RIMS||All managers in the Group||Checks on human rights risks and risk response status
|Compliance awareness survey||All employees of the Group||Checks on human rights risks
|CSR questionnaire||Major business partners||Assessment of supply chain risks and confirmation of risk response status
|Interview surveys||Individual surveys of supply chain risk matters||Within the Group and its business partners||Checks on actual situation in the supply chain
(frequency depends on the matter addressed)
|Consultation desks||Compliance Desks||All employees and business partners of the Group||Compliance related consultations|
|Human Rights Center||All employees of the Group||Human rights related consultations|
Taking into account survey results and cases handled by consultation desks, we identify the priority human rights themes that the Daigas Group needs to consider in the course of its business activities and establish a priority order for addressing them, by reference to the dual axes of the seriousness of each potential human rights infringement and the likelihood of it occurring. This process is conducted on an annual basis, with the priority human rights themes that the Group needs to consider being revised periodically with input from external experts. The themes identified through this process are confirmed by the Compliance/Risk Management Subcommittee, then reported to the ESG Committee.
■ Priority Human Rights Themes to be Considered in FY2022.3
Recognizing that human rights issues in the supply chain are one of the most important human rights issues, we strive to capture the real situation and respond to risks when they are identified. Our such attention is paid to our business activities such as raw materials procurement and business consignment. These efforts eye toward the procurement of raw materials for our group's biomass power generation and activated carbon businesses, as well as employment of foreign nationals and acceptance of technical interns in the construction and civil engineering industries in Japan, where labor shortages are an issue. At the review of the risks of human rights issues in the supply chain, no themes requiring immediate action in terms of the seriousness of the potential infringement or the likelihood of it occurring were revealed.
Response to Human Rights 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. In some cases, details are also shared in the Compliance/Risk Management Subcommittee and ESG Committee and measures taken to prevent recurrence.
The Daigas Group accepts consultations regarding human rights from not only employees, but also customers, the local community, business partners, and all other stakeholders. Information on consultation desks is provided to employees through channels such as the intranet and posters and to external stakeholders via our website.
■ Consultation Desks
|Customers, local communities, etc.||
As a risk prevention measure, we are working to raise awareness of human rights based on the identified priority human rights themes.
Review of Actions and Disclosure of Information
Information on human rights risk surveys and assess and actions taken to address risks are shared with all related organizations and reported to the ESG Committee. We also endeavor to report to stakeholders through the Sustainability section of our website.
- 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
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
- FY2022 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 Activities for Promoting Communication with Society Corporate Volunteering Activities under the Small Light Campaign Social Contribution Activities 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