Tokyogasgroup csr report

Inclusion in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Indices

The Tokyo Gas Group has been included in the following ESG indices (as of July 31, 2020).

FTSE4Good Index Series

A series of stock indices developed by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group. These indices assess corporate sustainability based on environmental, social, and governance performance. They are used by investors as key benchmarks for selecting companies for investment.

FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index provides investors with a means of identifying Japanese companies that meet high environmental, social, and governance standards, and it is constructed so that the industry weights align with the Japanese equity market. In July 2017, the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan (GPIF), the world’s largest institutional investor, began investing tracking this index.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

Tokyo Gas has been included in the following stock indices of companies with superior environmental, social, and governance performance developed by Morgan Stanley Capital Investment (MSCI) of the U.S.

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

These are representative stock indices of companies with outstanding environmental, social, and governance performance on a global scale.

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index*1

This index comprises companies with relatively high ratings in their industries for environmental, social, and governance performance selected from a parent index of the top 700 stocks by market capitalization in the MSCI Japan IMI index of Japanese securities.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) *1

This index comprises companies in each industry with high scores on gender diversity selected from a parent index of the top 500 stocks by market capitalization in the MSCI Japan IMI index of Japanese securities.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

  • *1  GPIF began investing tracking the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index from July 2017.
  • Note:  MSCI ESG Indexes
    THE INCLUSION OF Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES.
S&P Japan 500 ESG

Stock index developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the U.S. which comprises securities selected from the S&P Japan 500 index of Japanese securities based on ESG criteria.

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

This index is provided by STOXX of Switzerland, a subsidiary of Deutsche Börse AG. It comprises companies selected for their outstanding performance on the environment, society, and governance based on the results of research by Sustainalytics, a Dutch SRI research and analysis firm.

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index

ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (EXCELLENCE Global)

This index is compiled by Forum ETHIBEL, a Belgian NPO which promotes SRI. It comprises companies that exhibit strong environmental, social, and governance performance.

ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (EXCELLENCE Global)

ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (EXCELLENCE Global)

ETHIBEL Investment Register (EXCELLENCE)

ETHIBEL Investment Register (EXCELLENCE) is an investment universe which comprises companies that exhibit strong performance in terms of corporate social responsibility.

ETHIBEL Investment Register (EXCELLENCE)

ETHIBEL Investment Register (EXCELLENCE)

SOMPO Sustainability Index

This Index is based on the results of corporate research on environmental, social, and governance performance conducted by Sompo Risk Management Inc. and IntegreX Inc. This index is managed by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd.

SOMPO Sustainability Index

SOMPO Sustainability Index

DFF Inc., Sustainability Dept., 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.

External Sustainability Ratings

The Tokyo Gas Group has received the following ratings from third-party rating bodies.

2019 CDP
CDP Climate Change: A-
CDP Water: A (on an eight-grade scale from A to D-)

CDP is a U.K.-based NPO that collaborates with institutional investors to operate an international framework asking companies to disclose information on their strategies for climate change and water risk, including concrete data. Scores based on corporate initiatives are published globally and serve as an important index of corporate environmental efforts.

2019 CDP

2019 CDP

13th Toyo Keizai CSR Ranking
51st out of 1,593 companies (Score: 541.7 out of 600)

This is a survey conducted by Toyo Keizai Inc. with the goal of identifying companies that are trusted by a wide range of stakeholders for their CSR and financial performance. It covers Japanese enterprises, which are assessed on the four CSR areas of human resources, the environment, corporate governance, and social responsibility, together with financial aspects.

2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program
2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category) White 500

Under the Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) select enterprises listed on the TSE strategically engaged in particularly outstanding efforts for employees’ health management from a business perspective.
“Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization” is an award granted by METI and Nippon Kenko Kaigi to large enterprises and to SMEs that conduct particularly outstanding health management based on efforts addressing regional health issues and Nippon Kenko Kaigi’s health promotion efforts.

2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program

2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program

2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program

2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program

Nadeshiko Brands

Nadeshiko Brands are companies jointly selected by METI and TSE for their efforts to actively advance the employment of women, including the arrangement of working environments that facilitate retention of female talent. Companies are selected in each industry from among those listed on the First Section of the TSE.

DFF Inc., Sustainability Dept., 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.

Other Awards and Recognition

Major Awards and Recognitions in FY2019

Recognitions for Products and Services

37th Information Technology Award 2019 IT Encouragement Prize
Awarded by
Japan Institute of Information Technology
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

This award is given to companies and organizations achieving results in business innovation through the sophisticated application of IT. Tokyo Gas was recognized for contributing to innovation by reforming working processes in the gas pipeline business through the application of digital technologies.

FY2019 Good Design Award (Torisetsu + Home [Smartphone Apps and Web Service])
Awarded by
Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. and TRYGLE Co., Ltd.

The Good Design award is a global design award conducted with the participation of many domestic and foreign companies and organizations which use design to enrich people’s lives and address social issues. Tokyo Gas was recognized for the convenience and environmental contribution of our “Torisetsu + Home” service which provides residential gas appliance user’s manuals to consumers via smartphones apps and the Internet.
FY2019 Energy Conservation Grand Prize

Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Prize (Product and Business Model Category)
Awarded by
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Group

The Energy Conservation Grand Prize awards recognize business operators and workplaces with superior energy conservation efforts that serve as models for others, as well as products and business models that excel in conserving energy. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for our energy management service driven by the “Helionet Advance” high-efficiency automated operation system, which uses remote control for refined equipment operation which is difficult to do manually, and for facilitating further energy conservation in energy equipment installed at customer facilities.
FY2019 Japan Gas Association Technology

Grand Prizes, Technology Award, and Technology Encouragement Award)
Awarded by
Japan Gas Association
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Group

These prizes are awarded each year for original and revolutionary technologies with strong potential which greatly contributed to developing the gas business. The Tokyo Gas Group received one technology grand prize, two technology prizes, and one technology encouragement prize.

Recognition of Merit

FY2019 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
13 individuals

These awards are presented to boost the motivation of persons involved with gas safety and to promote public understanding of ensuring gas safety. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for our distinguished service in ensuring gas safety.
FY2019 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

These awards, the highest in their field, are presented to boost the motivation of persons involved with gas safety and to promote public understanding of gas safety. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for our distinguished service in ensuring gas safety.

Eighth Kawasaki City Smart Lifestyle Awards Encouragement Prize (Committee Chair Special Prize)
Awarded by
Kawasaki City
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Kawasaki Branch Office

With the aim of contributing to global warming countermeasures, this prize is awarded for superior initiatives that contribute to electricity conservation, energy conservation, and other CO2 emissions reduction by citizens and business operators. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for the inclusion of the eco-cooking approach in all the cooking classes at Tokyo Gas Kitchen Land Kawasaki, and for broadly spreading efforts toward a diet that gives consideration to the environment.

Metropolitan Police Department Superintendent General Letter of Appreciation
(Superior Place of Business Award)
Awarded by
Metropolitan Police Department
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Pipeline Network Division, West Pipeline Regional Office

This award is given to recognize organizations for outstanding cooperation and efforts with the police in important police matters. It was awarded this time in recognition of long-standing traffic safety activities.

FY2019 Award to Commend Leading Companies Where Women Shine
Minister of State (for Gender Equality) Award
Awarded by
Gender Equality Bureau of the Cabinet Office
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

To promote the preparation of a workplace environment where women can be successful, this award commends enterprises with policies, initiatives, and results in the employment of women to serve as officers and managers, and with outstanding achievements in the related information disclosure. Tokyo Gas was recognized for its high ratio of women in management positions compared with other companies in the industry, systematic educational opportunities for the professional development of women, and replete systems for leaves of absence and working while raising children which go beyond those required by law.

Tokyo Prefecture “Smooth Biz” Promotion Awards (Special Award: Area Coordination Prize)
Awarded by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., East Japan Railway Company

These awards are presented for the promotion of work-style reforms and higher distribution efficiencies on the occasion of realizing the smooth administration of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tokyo Gas was recognized for collaborating with the local community and nearby companies to ease train passenger congestion as part of the “TDM Project around Hamamatsucho Station” calling for the cooperation of nearby companies and customers who use Hamamatsucho Station in implementing “Smooth Biz” (telework, flexible working hours, etc.).

Third Tokyo Bay Environment Revitalization Awards
(Waterfront Vitalization and Environment Research Foundation [WAVE] President’s Award)
Awarded by
Waterfront Vitalization and Environment Research Foundation (WAVE)
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

These awards recognize citizens’ groups and private-sector organizations engaged in public awareness activities, regional revitalization, and the development of youth pertaining to the environment of Tokyo Bay. The Tokyo Gas Group was recognized for contributing to the environmental preservation and revival of Tokyo Bay by reviving beds of common eelgrass (Zostera marina) as part of our Mori Sato Umi Tsunagu (Connecting Forests, Villages and Ocean) Project*1 and for contributing to environmental education activities for children regarding “links connecting the ocean and our daily lives.”

  • *1  The Tokyo Gas Group’s environmental and social contribution activities including assistance, voluntary activities, and donations for the preservation of forests, villages, and the ocean are aimed at contributing to the prevention of global warming, the preservation of biodiversity, and sustainable urban development and lifestyles with “connecting” as the key word.

Recognition for Advertising

68th Nikkei Advertising Awards
Trading, Energy and Public Services Category: Excellence Prize
Awarded by
Nikkei Inc.
Recipient
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

These are among Japan’s leading advertising awards. They recognize superior advertisements published in the newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Tokyo Gas was recognized for the “Tokyo Gas People – Working Steadily on the Frontlines” version of its company advertisement, which depicts the work of employees who support the safety and reliable supply of city gas.

DFF Inc., Sustainability Dept., 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.