The ENEOS Group believes that promoting dialogue, cooperation and collaboration in the areas where we conduct our business operations to build robust relationships of trust with local communities is an important element in the continuation of our business activities and the realization of sustainable development.
Based on this belief, we have established the ENEOS Group Code of Conduct as a basic policy of the Group. We are also striving to contribute to the economic and social development of the communities in which we operate in Japan and overseas by utilizing local companies, employing local staff and carrying out a variety of other activities.
ENEOS Group Code of Conduct (excerpt)
- 13.Contribution to the development of civil society
- (1)We respect the environment, culture and customs in all of our business locations, and communicate, cooperate and collaborate with local communities, local governments, and civic groups, among others.
- (2)We contribute to the development of civil society through social contribution activities.
With social contribution positioned as a priority field for CSR activities, the ENEOS Group regularly summarizes, evaluates and shares information on these activities as part of its CSR promotion structure.
For information on our CSR promotion structure, see CSR Management.
Expenditures for Social Contribution Activities
In fiscal 2018, the total expenditure by the Group for the implementation of social contribution activities in Japan and overseas, plus donations of money and goods, was approximately 3.2 billion yen.
While actively engaging in dialogue with local communities, we will continue to implement social contribution initiatives, which include activities involving the entire Group and activities unique to each Group company.
Expenditures for Social Contribution Activities
- Results for fiscal 2016 represent the sum of the former JX Group and the former TonenGeneral Group.
- Actual values are the sum of expenditures on social contribution activities reported to the Keidanren 1% (One-Percent) Club plus donations of money and goods, etc.
Initiatives in Vietnam
The ENEOS Group and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration continue to support the development of youth in Vietnam, one of the countries where they have operations, through a variety of social contribution activities.
Support for Construction of School Buildings
In Vietnam, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration provides donations for the construction of schools and supports vocational training facilities to enable young people with disabilities resulting from the effects of defoliants to participate in society. The company also provides the schools with teaching materials.
In fiscal 2018, we provided support for the construction of Trieu Trung Junior High School in Quang Tri Province.
Support for Construction of School Buildings
|2002||Muong Phang Elementary School in Dien Bien Province|
|2005||Vocational training facility in Quang Tri Province|
|2007||Thanh Tuyen Junior High School in Ha Nam Province|
|2008||Binh An Junior High School in Ha Tinh Province|
|2009||Trieu Dai Elementary School in Quang Tri Province|
|2011||Vocational training facility in Ha Tinh Province|
|2012||Nguyen Binh Khiem High School in Hai Phong City|
|2013||Nguyen Truong To Elementary School in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province|
|2014||Trieu Dai Elementary School in Quang Tri Province (additional classrooms)|
|2015||Xuat Tac Kindergarten in Thai Nguyen Province|
|2016||Hoa Mai Kindergarten in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province|
|2017||Nguyen Ba Ngoc Elementary School in Dak Nong Province|
|2018||Trieu Trung Junior High School in Quang Tri Province|
Since 2006, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration has provided scholarships to students in need through the Ho Chi Minh Association for Education Promotion, a public institution working to improve education in Vietnam. In 2018, scholarships were awarded to 40 students.
We have also made a donation of 100,000 US dollars to PetroVietnam University, established in 2011 by PetroVietnam, the state oil company of Vietnam, as a petroleum university whose goal is to develop human resources to lead the petroleum industry. Since then, we have continued to provide scholarships and funding for operations, and hosted interns from the university. In September 2018, a graduation ceremony was held for the university's third class of graduates.
A Bouquet of Children's Stories Contest by ENEOS and MOGU
ENEOS Group company JX Nippon Oil & Energy Vietnam Consulting and Holdings Co., Ltd. (JXEV) sponsors the Bouquet of Children's Stories Contest by ENEOS and MOGU, a contest for children's stories that began in 2018 as an event commemorating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam.
In fiscal 2018, the first year of the contest, the first creative children's story contest in Vietnam, around 260 submissions were received across the three categories of elementary school, junior high school and general. First place in the elementary school category went to The Pouring Rain, written by 11-year-old Phan Khanh An.
A Bouquet of Children's Stories, a compilation of all 14 award-winning stories, is sold together with a Vietnamese translation of A Bouquet of Children's Stories from the ENEOS Children's Story Award. Proceeds from sales are donated to fund picture book promotion activities and scholarships.
JXEV is committed to supporting the growth of picture books in order to foster healthy minds among children in Japan and Vietnam.
Initiatives in Malaysia
As a project operator in Malaysia, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration conducts a variety of social contribution activities closely in tune with the needs of local communities.
We also provide support for local cultural and sporting events.
Contribution to Community Events
As a proud sponsor of the Sarawak Regatta (boat race) and the Borneo Jazz Festival, important annual events in the state of Sarawak, we play a part in promoting culture and sports in local communities.
Assisting People in Need
We deliver gifts to economically disadvantaged families during Ramadan (a month of fasting observed by Muslims) to support the activities of a local Muslim welfare association.
Initiatives in Chile
JX Nippon Mining & Metals conducts a variety of social contribution activities via Minera Lumina Copper Chile (MLCC), operator of the Caserones Copper Mine.
Support for the Establishment of a High-Altitude Laboratory by the University of Atacama
MLCC donated to the establishment of a high-altitude research facility by the university. The university plans to build a laboratory near the Nevado Ojos del Salado volcano, at an elevation of 3,800 meters above sea level, for conducting scientific research in multiple fields of study. Positioning Atacama as a benchmark for resource exploration in high-altitude regions, the university is promoting international collaboration in interdisciplinary research, and has expressed hopes for mutual technical cooperation with MLCC.
Initiatives in Japan
Baseball Classes and Basketball Clinics
The ENEOS Group runs baseball classes and basketball clinics each year throughout Japan. The sessions target elementary and junior high school students, and are coached by active players from the ENEOS baseball team and the ENEOS Sunflowers women's basketball team. In fiscal 2018, we held 9 baseball classes for 578 participants and 73 basketball clinics for 3,270 participants.
Support for Disabled Sports
Sponsorship for the Japan Wheelchair Basketball Federation
Since 2006, ENEOS has sponsored the Japan Wheelchair Basketball Federation for the promotion of wheelchair basketball.
Many employees and their families attend the tournaments to cheer for the athletes and also volunteer to provide operational support and assistance.
Sponsorship for the Japan Dream Baseball League
Since 2007, ENEOS has been working for the promotion and development of baseball for people with disabilities as a sponsor of the Japan Dream Baseball League.
Company employees and their families attend the tournaments, cheering for the players and contributing to the excitement of the games.
ENEOS Children's Story Award
The ENEOS Children's Story Award is a contest, open to the general public, for recognizing the best works from among submissions of original children's literature with the theme of "heart-to-heart." The award has been presented by the ENEOS Group since 1970.
A total of 12,591 heartwarming entries were submitted for the 49th awards, presented in fiscal 2018.
Scholarship Support for Children Living in Child Welfare Facilities
The ENEOS Group sells copies of A Bouquet of Children's Stories, a compilation of works awarded the ENEOS Children's Story Award, to raise money for charity. All proceeds are donated to the ENEOS Scholarship Program, established by the Japan National Council of Social Welfare (JNCSW), to be used as financial assistance when children living in child welfare facilities enroll in university or other institutions of higher education.
In April 2018, scholarship support was provided to 590 children (enrolling in fiscal 2018), bringing the total number of recipients since the scholarship program was created in fiscal 2003 to 5,362.
ENEOS Children's Culture Award and Music Awards
The Children's Culture Award (founded in 1966) and the Music Awards (founded in 1971) are presented by the ENEOS Group to recognize contributions to the development and improvement of music and children's culture in Japan, and to encourage future achievements.
Performances by Past Recipient of the Children's Culture Award
ENEOS presented outreach performances at elementary schools in Shizuoka, Miyagi, Okayama, Wakayama, Osaka, Chiba and Kanagawa featuring performers from the Kazenoko Theatre Company, recipient of the 11th JXTG Children's Culture Award in 1976.
Designed to provide children with opportunities to nurture a rich sensitivity and imagination, the performances delivered inspiration to attendees, which totaled around 3,600.
ENEOS Summer Holiday Science Bus Tour for Fun Learning
At the refineries of ENEOS, Summer Holiday Science Bus Tours for elementary school students and their guardians are run in collaboration with various newspaper companies around the country.
Groups are taken on bus tours of refineries, where they enjoy learning about refinery processes and the importance of energy resources. These tours are useful for the self-led research homework assigned to students over the summer holiday.
These tours were held at nine of our locations in fiscal 2018, with 704 participants, including children and their guardians.
Summer STEM Challenge 2018
As part of the STEM Challenge (Experience Jobs in Science and Technology) initiative, the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group hosted plant tours and interactive experiments for junior high school students during their summer break at Isohara Works, Hitachi Works, Kurami Works, and Pan Pacific Copper's Saganoseki Smelter & Refinery.
Engineers working at the tour locations taught participants about the strengths of copper, and why it is indispensable in modern society, along with the interesting nature of jobs in the fields of science and technology.
- The STEM Challenge is an initiative established by the Cabinet Office to support female students (junior high, high school, and university level) interested in science and technology in their selection of a future career path.
Both boys and girls can participate in the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group initiative.
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration International Student Scholarship
Since it launched the JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration International Student Scholarship for international students studying in Japan in fiscal 2015, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration has continued to assist international students from Papua New Guinea, which is involved in the company's crude oil and LNG production business.
In fiscal 2018, the scope of this scholarship program was expanded to include international students from Indonesia, which is involved in the company's LNG production business.
Support for the TonenGeneral Sekiyu R&D Encouragement and Assistance Foundation
ENEOS presents scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students studying science and technology and provides research grants to young researchers in order to contribute to the development of industry and industrial technologies.
Support for the Tonen International Scholarship Foundation
ENEOS provides scholarships for international students studying at Japanese graduate schools as a way to promote friendship between Japan and other countries and contribute to greater society.
Forest Stewardship Activities in ENEOS no Mori
The ENEOS Group is involved in various forest stewardship activities at each of its Group companies.
ENEOS conducts tree thinning, removal of undergrowth, and other forest stewardship activities across Japan in partnership with local governments, the National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization (NLAPO) and others. In fiscal 2018, a total of 1,271 employees and their family members took part in the activities.
Since 1998, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration has worked to preserve the pine forest (coastal shelter forest) located on and around the site of its Nakajo Field Office in Niigata Prefecture. In fiscal 2018, a total of 78 officers, employees and their families undertook forest preservation work together with nearby residents.
JX Nippon Mining & Metals promotes reforestation activities in cooperation with local forestry associations and other groups, especially at the sites of its closed mines.
Promoting Afforestation through the ENEOS Credit Card
Ever since ENEOS credit cards were first issued in October 2001, ENEOS has donated 0.01% of the spending on these cards at ENEOS service stations to NLAPO. These funds are being used to help support a host of environmental programs run by the organization, including afforestation work, youth tree-planting activities, the revitalization of tropical forests and the prevention of desertification.
In fiscal 2018, approximately 43.17 million yen was donated, bringing total donations through this initiative to about 510 million yen.
Rural Community Support Team
ENEOS's Oita Refinery has been registered with Oita Prefecture's rural community support team program since fiscal 2009. This program supports small communities that find it difficult to mow grass along roadways or run local festivals due to shortages of people caused by aging demographics and depopulation.
As part of this program, employees took part in the festival of Yurugi Shrine located in the Kujuno area of Taketa City. Due to depopulation and the aging population, the community had difficulty finding people to carry the mikoshi (portable shrine) for this festival, which has a history of almost 1,000 years. The support team was welcomed by the local community for making it possible to pass down this important tradition.
In fiscal 2018, 14 employees donned traditional white clothing to take part in a Shinto ritual, after which they carried the mikoshi in a procession.
Summer Night Festivals
Every year, the ENEOS's refineries and the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Group's main business locations hold summer festivals for the enjoyment of not only employees and their families, but also the local community members. The festivities are enlivened by refreshment stands, prize drawings, and lion dance and other dance performances by local children.
Some of the festivals feature performances of traditional performing arts or fireworks displays. These events have become a much-anticipated summer tradition for local communities.
Joint Disaster Drills with Local Governments
At the oil refineries and depots of ENEOS, disaster drills are conducted in collaboration with local governments, fire departments and other relevant groups, assuming scenarios of a major disaster or accident in a refinery.
In addition to carrying out practical drills to strengthen systems for cooperation in the event of a disaster, the company works to ensure that local residents can live their lives with peace of mind.
Bread Sales Drives in Support of People with Disabilities
As part of its activities to foster greater employee awareness of people with disabilities, ENEOS holds bread and baked goods sales drives run by staff from a bakery that employs people with disabilities. These activities not only contribute to the bakery's sales but also offer a sense of encouragement through interactions with many of the company's employees, as well as providing indirect support for the employment of people with disabilities.
In fiscal 2018, bread sales drives for the Koro-Koro bakery, which began in fiscal 2015, were held on six occasions at the company's head office. Some of the company's refineries also host baked goods sales drives by businesses in the local community that employ people with disabilities.
Assistance to Areas Affected by Major Disasters
The ENEOS Group provides assistance to areas affected by major disasters.
Assistance Provided in Fiscal 2018
|July 2018||Donation for the torrential rains of July 2018||30 million yen|
|September 2018||Donation for the Hokkaido earthquake of 2018||5 million yen|
|October 2018||Donation for the Sulawesi earthquake in Indonesia||500 million Indonesian rupiah (approx. 3.75 million yen)|
Disaster Relief Volunteer Activities for Torrential Rains in Western Japan
Based on its commitment to make a difference in the local community, ENEOS's Mizushima Refinery carried out disaster relief volunteer activities, including providing supplies and lending out a microbus, in the Mabi district of Kurashiki City. Participants removed mud and furniture from homes and provided other assistance. A total of 19 volunteer sessions were held during the six-month period from July to December 2018, with 293 employees taking part.
Introduction of Volunteer Activity Leave System
ENEOS Holdings and ENEOS have established a special leave system that allows employees to take up to three days off during the year to participate in company-approved volunteer activities.
Through the introduction of this system, we offer support for the volunteer activities of our employees.