Tokyogasgroup csr report

Major Awards and Recognitions

Major Awards and Recognitions


Major Awards and Recognitions in FY2018

Recognitions for Products and Services

 
World Gas Conference 2018
Innovation Award (Commercial and Industrial Utilization)
Awarded by: International Gas Union
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
The Innovation Awards are presented for promising technologies that could drive the next generation of innovations in the gas industry. Tokyo Gas was recognized for verifying an innovative technology that achieves power generation efficiency to as high as 65% in a 5 kW class small output Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system.
 
28th Annual Meeting of MRS-J
Award for Encouragement of Research
Awarded by: The Materials Research Society of Japan
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
The purpose of the Materials Research Society of Japan is to promote research and commercial application of advanced materials through cross-sectional and interdisciplinary exchanges between scientists and engineers in the field. The Award for Encouragement of Research is presented to individuals who gave excellent presentations at the Annual Meeting. This year’s award was in recognition of a presentation titled “Development and demonstration of a highly efficient two-stage SOFC system with fuel regenerator,” in which the presenters confirmed the effects of an innovative technology that raises the power generation efficiency of 5 kW class small output SOFC systems to 65%.
 
FY2018 2nd JCSI (Japanese Customer Satisfaction Index) Survey
1st Place in Customer Satisfaction (Electricity Retail Category)
Awarded by: Japan Productivity Center – Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
This is one of Japan’s most extensive customer satisfaction surveys conducted in six installments each year. Approximately 400 companies and brands in about 30 sectors across industries are ranked based on the responses of more than 120,000 users. Tokyo Gas has seized the top spot for the second consecutive year since the sixth survey took place in fiscal 2017.
 
Japan Institute of Energy
Society Award (Technology Division)
Awarded by: The Japan Institute of Energy
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
The award recognizes the comprehensive development of technology that yields remarkable results for industry. Tokyo Gas was given the award for being the first in the world to develop and commercialize highly accurate simulation technology for predicting fluid dynamics through diverse methods of receiving gas when a mixture of LNG from different production sites are stored in a single tank.
 
FY2018 New Energy Award
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
Awarded by: New Energy Foundation
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. and others
The award recognizes the development of new energy-related equipment with the aim of promoting the introduction of new sources of energy. We received the award for the joint development of the commercial 3 kW SOFC cogeneration system, which achieved the industry’s highest power generation efficiency of 52%.
 
FY2018 Energy Conservation Grand Prize
Special Judging Committee Award (Product and Business Model Category)
Awarded by: The Energy Conservation Center, Japan
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. and others
Awards are given to superior energy conservation efforts carried out by business operators and sites that serve as models as well as for products and business models that excel in terms of conserving energy. Tokyo Gas was recognized for its joint development of Smart Multi, the world’s first hybrid air conditioning system that combines a gas heat pump and electric heat pump to maintain optimal operation through remote control.
  
36th IT Award 2018
Special IT Award
Awarded by: Japan Institute of Information Technology
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
The award is given to companies and other organizations that engage in business innovation that makes advanced use of information technology and yields results. Tokyo Gas was recognized for its construction of systems for sustaining its power business and that also helped launch new businesses.
 
WSN-IoT AWARD 2018
Grand Award
Awarded by: Wireless Smart Utility Network (WSN) Promotion Committee
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
This award aims to promote advances in Japan’s IoT technology as well as the development and expansion of IoT systems that utilize wireless technology such as LPWA including Wi-SUN. It recognizes companies and organizations that create particularly excellent products, components, software, and systems or make successful use of such products to develop advanced applications, engage in R&D, or develop human resources. Tokyo Gas received the award for commercializing services using communication terminals based on the U-Bus Air wireless communication standard.

Recognition of Merit

 
Movement for a Brighter Society
Certificate of Appreciation from the Justice Minister
Awarded by: Ministry of Justice
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
This is a national campaign aimed at deepening people’s understanding of preventing crime and delinquency as well as rehabilitating offenders to create crime-free communities. The certificate is presented by the Minister of Justice as an expression of gratitude to individuals and organizations in the private sector for their support of the movement. For the past ten years, Tokyo Gas has cooperated with the movement by providing promotional goods for the street campaign undertaken by Chuo-ku in Tokyo during the special awareness promotion month of July.
 
4th Social Value and Capital Formation M&A Awards
Grand Award
Awarded by: Development Bank of Japan
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
The awards are presented to M&A efforts that excel from the perspective of social value, with the aim of further promoting good M&A projects that contribute to the creation of social value and capital formation. We were recognized for our contribution to infrastructure development and an energy shift in Southeast Asia.
 
FY2018 Awards for Distinguished Contribution to Gas Safety
Kanto Tohoku Industrial Safety and Inspection Department Director’s Award
Awarded by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Group
Gas Construction Work Service Outlet Category: 1 establishment
Individual Category: 12 individuals
The awards are presented with the goal of raising the motivation of those involved in gas safety and promoting public understanding. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for offering distinguished service in ensuring gas safety.
 
FY2018 Awards for Distinguished Contribution to Gas Safety
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister’s Award
Awarded by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Group
Gas Construction Work Service Outlet Category: 1 establishment
Individual Category: 2 individuals
The awards are presented with the goal of raising the motivation of those involved in gas safety and promoting public understanding. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for offering distinguished service in ensuring gas safety.

Recognition for Advertising

 
85th Mainichi Advertisement Design Competition
Award for Excellence (Advertisers Category)
Awarded by: The Mainichi Newspapers
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
The competition has been held since 1931, making it one of the longest running comprehensive advertising competitions sponsored by a newspaper company. We received the award for our “Tokyo Gas People” series of corporate advertisements, which show the work of employees who support the stable supply of gas.
 
67th Nikkei Advertising Awards
Trading, Energy and Public Services Category: First Prize
Awarded by: Nikkei Inc.
Recipient: Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Leading advertisement award in Japan that recognizes excellent advertisement published in the Nihon Keizai newspaper. We were given the award for the “Tokyo Gas People – Delivering Safety” version of the advertisement, which depicts the passionate commitment to safety and security of the Gaslight 24 staff, who are charged with providing emergency response.
DFF Inc., Corporate Social Responsibility Sect, General Administration Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., Resources & Global Business Division, Energy Solution Div, Power Buisiness Dept., Pipeline Network Division, IT Division, Residential Sales Div., Fundamental Technology Dept., Energy Solution Div, Environmental Affairs Dept., Purchasing Dept. , Health Insurance & Employees' Welfare Sect., Personnel Dept., Internal Audit Dept., Audit & Supervisory Board Member's Office, Compliance Dept., Regional Development Div., Finance Dept, TGES, TOKYO GAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.