Contributing to the Sustainability of the Environment and Society (Charter Ⅱ)
We act in accordance with the Daigas Group Charter of Business Conduct to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.
■ Materiality of Charter Ⅱ
|Materiality (Important issues)||Value for a sustainable future||Initiatives to create value for a sustainable future||Indicators||Targets||FY2022
to be achieved
|Climate change||Achieving a low carbon / carbon neutral society||Implement carbon neutral measures||Group CO2 emissions||Net-zero CO2 emissions||26.79 million t||FY2051.3|
|Provide clean energy and expand renewable energy value chain||Percentage of renewables in our power generation portfolio in Japan*||Nearly 50%||8.1%||FY2031.3|
|Contribution to developing renewables capacity on a global basis*||5 GW||1.398 GW||FY2031.3|
|Promote advanced utilization of natural gas and environmental products||Contribution to reduction in CO2 emissions
(compared to FY2017)
|10 million tons||3.36 million tons||FY2031.3|
- * Includes power sources under the feed-in tariff (FIT) system.
Climate Change (FY2022)
Why the topic is material
Tackling climate change is seen as one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations. For the Daigas Group, climate change represents an important management challenge, and initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions are a crucial mission.
Within and beyond the Group
Management systems and performance
Indicator (GRI Standards: 302-1, 305-5)
- ・Achievement of carbon neutrality (Group’s CO2 emissions)
- ・Provision of clean energy and expansion of renewable energy value chain (Percentage of renewable energy power sources, contribution to the spread of renewable energy)
- ・Advanced use of natural gas and spread of ecological products (Contribution to reduction in CO2 emissions)
The Daigas Group is committed to achieve a low-carbon/carbon-neutral society under the Daigas Group Carbon Neutral Vision, which was formulated and announced in January 2021 and expresses the Group’s determination to take on the challenge of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
(International and domestic standards)
- ・GHG Protocol
- ・Act on the Rational Use of Energy
- ・Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures
(In-house policy and standards)
- ・Daigas Group Code of Business Conduct
- ・Daigas Group Environmental Policy
- ・Rules for Environment Management Systems
The Daigas Group uses indicators and targets to help reduce GHG emissions and expand the use of renewable energy in each business domain. The performances as well as actions for such indicators and targets are supervised by the Environment Subcommittee, ESG Committee, and ESG Council (Management Meeting). The PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle is used to manage such actions.
We devote positive efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation, city gas production, and power generation. We also implement various energy-saving measures at offices, scale them up Group-wide, and verify their effects by continuously checking energy usage data. The CO2 emissions of the Daigas Group in FY2022 were approximately 26.79 million tons.
We promote the spread of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and biomass. In FY2022, the percentage of renewables in our power portfolio was 8.1%, and renewables development contribution was approximately 1.398 GW.
We took several initiatives, including the use of cryogenic power generation at our LNG terminals, the introduction of renewable energy sources in Japan and high-efficiency thermal power generation in Japan and abroad, the introduction of fuel cells, gas-powered air conditioning, and high-efficiency hot-water heaters at customer sites, and conversion to the use of natural gas as a fuel in Japan and abroad. These efforts resulted in approximately 3.36 million tons in CO2 emissions reduction contribution in FY2022.
Specific Actions Taken Regarding Materiality
In order to realize the Daigas Group Carbon Neutral Vision, we aim to become carbon neutral in our group business by 2050 through innovation for decarbonization technologies. We work on decarbonization technologies for gaseous energy, such as methanation. In addition, believing that it is important to ensure CO2 emissions reduction until the establishment of decarbonization technologies, we have set targets for 2030 as the milestones for renewables in our power portfolio, renewables development contribution, and CO2 emissions reduction contribution as our contribution to achieving a low carbon / carbon neutral society.
Click here for further information on each initiative to provide clean energy and expand the renewable energy value chain (percentage of renewable energy power sources, contribution to the spread of renewable energy).
- 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