Tokyo Gas considers it important to work with its business partners to ensure that they, as well as Tokyo Gas, fulfill their social responsibilities while delivering products and services to their customers. In 1992, we introduced guidelines and basic requirements to ensure that our purchasing activities are conducted in a transparent, fair, and equitable manner. Adhering to these guidelines, we have developed trusting relationships with our business partners and have collaborated with them to practice CSR. In 2017, we revised the Basic Requirements for Purchasing, Purchasing Guidelines for Business Partners, and Green Purchasing Promotion Guidebook to further promote CSR-friendly procurement. Looking ahead, we will continue to work with our business partners to enhance the “Safety, Security, and Reliability” that are the hallmarks of the Tokyo Gas brand
Adhering to the Basic Requirements for Purchasing revised in 2017, Tokyo Gas has developed trusting relationships rooted in highly transparent, fair, and equitable transactions with its business partners, and it is working with them to maintain and enhance the “Safety, Security, and Reliability” that are the hallmarks of the Tokyo Gas Brand.
To enhance customer trust, it is essential that not only Tokyo Gas Group but also its business partners practice compliance, preserve the environment, ensure occupational safety, respect human rights, and show concern for local communities. The Group has included provisions on transactions and relations with its business partners in Our Code of Conduct, and it is working to ensure awareness of and compliance with these provisions. To assist trust-based cooperation on purchasing activities with our business partners, we ask them to work with us on meeting the conditions set forth in our Purchasing Guidelines for Business Partners and Green Purchasing Promotion Guidebook. We have also established Environmental Common Specifications covering areas such as legal compliance, reduction of environmental impacts, and concern for occupational safety and health. Our business partners are informed of these specifications and required to comply with them every time that we place an order with them.
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (“the Company”)strives to practice its Corporate Action Philosophy by adhering to the following Purchasing Guidelines, which serves as the code of conduct governing purchasing activities.
1.1 The Company will procure goods and services, both domestically and internationally, that meet the Company’s standards for quality, safety, and cost, through procedures that are simple and easily understood.
2.1 The Company will select its suppliers in a fair and equitable manner on the basis of economic rationality, with due consideration to quality, price, reliability, guaranteed delivery, after-sales service, suitability with existing facilities, technological ability, financial health, and CSR stance.
2.2 The Company is fully committed to complying with the laws and regulations prohibiting bribery, corruption, misappropriation, antitrust, and other illegal behavior.
3.1 The Company will establish relationships of trust with its suppliers based on fair and equitable transactions and strive to maintain and enhance the safety, security, and reliability of its brand through mutual prosperity and cooperation. Indispensable to providing stable energy is the stable supply of quality goods and services from suppliers at fair prices and within the designated delivery periods, all based on mutual trust.
4.1 The Company and its suppliers must fully comply with the letter and spirit of all relevant laws and regulations, social norms, and corporate ethics when conducting business transactions.
5.1 The Company will work with its suppliers to protect the natural environment toward realizing a resource-saving society by adopting the perspective of environmental friendliness in addition to economic considerations.
5.2 The Company will promote Green Purchasing in accordance with its Green Purchasing Guidelines and also to follow through with its Environmental Policies.