Local Communities (FY2021 Report)
Why the topic is material
The Daigas Group conducts businesses rooted in the local communities and is supported by them. Therefore, we believe various kinds of contribution to the local communities will lead to a favorable cycle that brings the development in both the Group and the society.
Within the Group
Management systems and performance
Indicator (GRI Standards: 413-1)
Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs
Based on the “Daigas Group Code of Business Conduct”, we care about the issues faced by society and strive to contribute to the local community recognizing what we are expected to act as a member of the society.
(International and domestic standards)
(In-house policy and standards)
- ・Daigas Group Code of Business Conduct
Under the umbrella of the ESG Committee, the Social Contribution Subcommittee deliberates and reports on cross-sectional social contribution activities within the Daigas Group. The Subcommittee met three times in FY2021.
Organizations in charge of promoting co-creation with local communities formulate wide-area activity plans, while each business site implements various initiatives, taking advantage of local networks.
■ Social Contribution Promotion structure
- * Organizational system as of FY2021.3.
- *1 Effective April 2021, the Secretariat of Social Contribution Subcommittee was changed to the Administration Team of the General Affairs Department, and the Regional Development Department, an affiliated organization of the Subcommittee, to the General Affairs Department.
- *2 Effective April 2022, Osaka Gas Network Co., Ltd. was incorporated as a result of the legal separation of Network Company, the former pipeline business unit of Osaka Gas.
In FY2021, all major business offices undertook activities tailored to local stakeholders' characteristics. We promoted communication-enhancement activities to deepen the public's understanding of business projects run by the Daigas Group. In addition, we filed proposals aimed at building resilient cities and communities while developing programs for making regional communities attractive by adding new value.
Specific actions taken regarding materiality
The Daigas Group strives to help develop a sustainable regional society and create value for society through various forms of communication with society, including the Small Light Campaign, efforts to build vigorous communities, and cooperation with NPOs and other organizations.
Daigas Group's “Small Light Campaign”
This is the Daigas Group’s initiative to conduct corporate volunteer activities in various fields, including assistance for disaster-hit areas and support for people with disabilities. The Group has continuously run the campaign since 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons.
■ Examples of Volunteer and Donation Activities
|Topic||Examples of activities|
|As a good corporate citizen||“Charity calendar donations”||Donation of funds for disaster relief, donation of goods to local governments|
Midosuji Tohoku Recovery Assistance Bazaar, etc.
|Recycling (books, DVDs, clothes, etc. )|
|Social design forum
Social design workshops
|“Osaka Gas Tomoshibi Club”|
|Charity concert by employee music club||Collection and donation of used stamps/cards
Collection and donation of unused/spoiled postcards
|Running race volunteers (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nara, etc.)||Blood donation, bone marrow bank donor registration|
|“Hajimaru-kun” program of donated PC / employment support for disabled||Osaka Gas Baseball Club’s “Heart Ball Project”|
|“My Osaka Gas” content: “Social Design+”||Cleaning activities|
|Together with children||“Tomoshibi Children's Cooking”||Volunteer confectionery making|
|“Tomoshibi Children's Theater”||“Come together! Piccolo Plaza”
(Theatrical performance workshops for children in child care facilities)
|“Preparing Meals with Love”|
|Osaka Gas alumni activities||Charity collection at Osaka Gas Suzurankai (an association of former Osaka Gas employees)
Suzurankai charity fairs and donation activities at Suzurankai general meetings
|Osaka Gas Suzurankai (alumni association)
Cooperation with volunteer activities through a volunteer club
|Together with the disabled||Community bazaar held to sell goods made at a sheltered workshop to support the work of people with disabilities.||Cooking class sessions for disabled groups|
|Employee volunteer club||“Tablecloth” sign language club|
Education of Youth
For the education of young people, who are to play key roles in the next generation, we are undertaking activities aimed at promoting energy and environmental education, food education, and fire education and disaster response education.
Our energy and environmental education programs started in 2006, followed by other educational programs—food education, and fire education and disaster response education. To promote food education, we have compiled a “Food Education Book” and distributed copies to elementary schools. In FY2018, we started a new seminar promoting soup stock for Japanese food, enabling participants to taste such soup stock. Our fire education seminar provided an opportunity for participants to experience fire building to familiarize them with “fire,” and to help them learn about “fire.”
In our disaster response education that started in 2014, we have compiled an original anti-disaster booklet developed as education material, titled “Thinking about disaster response class,” and distributed its copies to local elementary schools and other facilities.
Contribution to developing and building stable, high-quality and resilient cities and communities
The Daigas Group has been collaborating with municipal governments in building resilient cities and communities while taking advantage of the Group's strong points. Specifically, we have disseminated information regarding energy policies and disaster-prevention plans formulated by municipalities while putting forward our own proposals on these issues.
Publicize the attractive points of regional culture and history, and contribute to revitalizing regions
We utilize the Daigas Group’s resources to boost the cultural and historical appeal of the Kansai region, and we cooperate with local governments, communities and organizations to revitalize the region.
- 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