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Osaka Gas Company Limited

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Osaka Gas Company Limited is an energy supplier with its natural gas supply business serving over 6.7 million customers in the Kansai Region of Japan. With its portfolio of diversified energy businesses, Osaka Gas is a multi-energy services provider of natural gas, electricity, LPG, district heating/cooling, and other services. The Osaka Gas Group is also active in various non-energy business fields.

Ticker: 9532-TO ISIN: JP3180400008
Address: 4-1-2,Hirano-cho Chuo-ku , Japan , Osaka-shi , OSK , 541-0046 Website: Osaka Gas Company Limited
Phone #: 81-6-62054537 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

  Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
Osaka Gas Company Limited 59 56 57 70 49
Electric & Gas Utilities
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Natural Gas Distribution
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
Osaka Gas Company Limited 70% 53% 51% 87% 35%
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Osaka Gas Company Limited
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
Japan
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environmant Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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Community Dev & Philantrophy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
Osaka Gas Company Limited 47% 53% 59% 13% 56% 88%
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Energy & Climate Change Environment Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
Osaka Gas Company Limited 89% 84% 87% 14% 68% 57%
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) -48.164682123 0.0198 316.6056 NA
Brand Value 2012 268.4029 NA
BSI 50 65.5667 88.4717 NA
Domicile JAPAN NA
Enterprise Value NA 13579.01 NA NA
Reviewed ? No response NA
Sector Utilities NA
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0. Further Information NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Corporate Profile (As of March 31, 2011)Company name: Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.Date of Establishment: April 10, 1897Capital: 132,166 million yenNumber of customers: 7,012 thousand (Number of gas meters installed)Gas sales by volume: 8,528 million m3Number of em NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Answer on changing consumer behaviour(ID1)(i) If the environmental-friendliness of natural gas as a fuel source is not understood correctly, the shift to electricity may be accelerated, which may influence the demand for gas. (ii) On various occasions of NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA We are advancing the following efforts in order to make the most of the opportunities described in 6.1.(1) Development of highly efficient equipment using natural gas and acceleration of market penetration of this product1. Stable procurement of natural g NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in regulation; Opportunities driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA Yes NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Answers for all opportunities(i) ID1, 2, 4, 5: our strategic products using natural gas (fuel cells, cogeneration systems, highly efficient industrial furnaces, etc.) are competitive enough to be chosen by users ID3: it is expected that sales of our strat NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Answers about 1.Changing in mean temperature(i) In the case our gas air-conditioning facilities mainly for commercial use are competitive enough to be chosen by users, the increase in temperature provides us with opportunities to expand gas sales. (ii) We NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Answers about all opportunities(i) In the case our equipment, services and efforts on renewable energy are competitive enough to be chosen by users, it is expected that increase in gas sales and growth of energy-saving services and renewable energy busine NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA Yes NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA Yes NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA NA NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No Yes Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA i. How the emissions are/were avoidedNatural gas that we provide, high efficient devices such as fuel cell, energy saving service including visualization of energy consumption, and renewable energy can help our customers reduce emissions of green house ga NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 5 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA (1) The following efforts are under way to expand demand for hot water supply and heating and to obtain new demand. (Related to 5.1 b) 1. Obtain demand for hot water supply by developing high efficient device and expand share in heating market.・ We are se NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in physical climate parameters; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Please answer on all the risks(i) When a strict obligation of reduction is imposed on Japan through ID1, there are risks of affecting amount of energy use by consumers and gas sales (currently 800 billion yen), due to the introduction of ID3, 4 and 5, whi NA NA
14. Further Information NA NA NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA (i) Job title: President; Name of committee: Executive Board (ii) Job title: Chief executive for management; Committee: Chief decision-making body for management NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No Yes Yes NA
13. Further Information NA Business component (Sales by segment, operating profit) (million yen)(The total of each segment excesses the total sales and the total sales profit because it includes the amounts for internal transactions between segments)Numbers in [ ] indicate compone NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Increased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA Exceptional Increase NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Other NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: 3, Increase: , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 87 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E C A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA (i) the engagement process:i. Osaka Gas, by itself as well as working together with other companies in the same field and Japan Gas Association, an industrial group, makes efforts to inform people in charge of policy making for their discussion for low ca NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No No Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 NA 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/21/14021/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/CSR Report 2011.pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 4 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Answer on the change in mean temperature(ID1)(i) Because rising temperatures reduce the use of energy for heating and hot water supply in winter, the demand for gas (currently 80 million yen) may be affected. (ii) We are pursuing the creation of new dema NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA Regarding the integration of climate change issues into our business strategy described in 2.2. Since the CO2 problem has become a major business concern (as well as a possible business opportunity) for us in the energy business with the growing importanc NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA Yes NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA i. The scope of risks/opportunities management covers national/international regulation and policy, changes in customer behavior, the movements of competing companies, and environmental brands. ii. At the level of gas utility business as a whole, organ NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA i. Issues and world-wide circumstances on climate change are analyzed and information/results are shared/discussed among persons in charge of business strategies. Final decisions are made at the Board meetings. ii. Movement on CO2 reduction target and p NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/21/14021/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/3.TargetsandInitiatives/CSR report chapter2[1].pdf NA NA
3. Further Information NA ■Regarding 3.1b Component ratio of “% of emissions in scope” changed from that of last year because the ration is based on the emission performance in the reference year following the guidance, while last year’s ratio was based on the performance in the r NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No Intensity target Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA According to the government’s system for the calculation, reporting and announcement of emissions, the average emission factor of electric companies’ actual total power source is supposed to be used for calculating CO2 emissions of electricity consumption NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA JPY(¥) NA NA
1. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/21/14021/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/1.Governance/CSR Report 2011.pdf NA NA
1. Further Information NA We established CSR Charters which sum up the CSR principles of the Osaka Gas Group, which We established CSR Charters which sum up the CSR principles of the Osaka Gas Group, which include a charter represents our attitude toward the environment protection NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? Osaka Gas participates in Japan’s experimental implementation of emission trading. We plan to reduce emissions at 1% annual rate during the commitment period by implementing energy saving measures in three office buildings Efforts include reduction of mai NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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2013 Score 0 95 100 NA
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 0 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 0 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 2 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 4.5 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Size NA Large NA NA
Region NA Asia NA NA
Report Html Address NA http://www.osakagas.co.jp/csr_e/digest/index.html NA NA
Report Pdf Address NA http://www.osakagas.co.jp/csr_e/digest/pdf/pdf_r/csr2012_all.pdf NA NA
Report reference IFC Performance Standards? NA NA NA NA
Report reference ISO Standards? NA NA NA NA
Report Title NA CSR Report 2012 NA NA
Sector NA Energy NA NA
Sector Supplements (Final) NA NA NA NA
Application Level Undeclared Undeclared A+ G3 Application Levels indicate to which extent the GRI Guidelines have been utilized in the reporting and which set and number of disclosures have been addressed in the reporting. There are three Application Levels A, B and C.
Country (HQ) NA Japan NA NA
Date Added To Sr List NA March 27, 2013 NA NA
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Guidelines NA GRI - G3.1 NA This field indicates which version of the GRI Guidelines is used for the reporting. As of publication year 2009, GRI only includes reporting that makes use of the G3 Guidelines, which were released in October 2006.
Integrated No No Yes GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Publication Year 2013 GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Region NA Asia NA Region the organization operates in.
Report Html Address NA NA NA URL of the report location.
Report Pdf Address NA http://www.osakagas.co.jp/csr_e/reportpolicy/pdf/csr2013_all.pdf NA Location of a PDF version of the report.
Report Title NA CSR Report 2013 NA Title of the report.
Sector NA Energy NA Industry sector.
Sector Supplements (Final) NA Not Used NA This field indicates if the reporting organization has made use of one of the final Sector Supplements and which one. If ‘not used’ is indicated, it means that one of the final Sector Supplements is applicable, but has not been used. If ‘not applicable’ i
Size NA Large NA GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
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Corporate Governance 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 0 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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include_measurement 0 1 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 04/01/2011 NA Start Date
differentiation NA advanced NA At what level is the declarer?
ends_on NA 03/01/2012 NA End Date
format NA sustainability_report NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
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ends_on NA 03/01/2013 NA End Date
format NA sustainability_report NA How is your COP shared with stakeholders?
include_continued_support_statement 0 1 1 Does your COP contain a statement by the CEO (or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing your company’s ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles?
include_measurement 0 1 1 Does your COP identify targets, define performance indicators and measure outcomes?
references_anti_corruption 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to anti-corruption?
references_environment 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to the environment?
references_human_rights 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to human rights?
references_labour 0 1 1 Does your COP contain description of actions, and when relevant policies, related to labour rights?
starts_on NA 04/01/2012 NA Start Date
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