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Our Commitment to Stakeholders

Coexisting with the Society and Environment through Stakeholder Engagement

INPEX seeks to maintain continuous dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders in our businesses to achieve sustained growth and enhancement of corporate value while fulfilling its social responsibility of providing a stable and efficient supply of energy.
In this section, we discuss the interactive communication opportunities with stakeholders and our main activities in fiscal 2015.

Relationship with Stakeholders

Project Partners

We aim to build a sustainable society together with project partners through fair and impartial project operation with a focus on compliance.


We engage in day-to-day regular communication with contractors to carry out construction and operation with maximum consideration for safety and the environment.


We contribute to the growth and development of our customers by providing a stable and efficient energy supply.

Shareholders and Investors

We strive for highly transparent information disclosure and aim to increase corporate value by securing stable supplies of energy and meeting the expectations of shareholders and investors.

Local Communities

We seek to coexist with local communities as a good corporate citizen through respectful dialogues.


We strive to build a network of NGOs in wide-ranging fields including environment, human rights, and social contribution and seek to create partnerships to solve environmental and social problems.


We provide opportunities for employees to grow into professionals who can thrive in an international business environment through wide-ranging work experience and interaction with people from diverse backgrounds in a global corporation.

Oil and Gas Producing Countries

We develop long-term relationships based on mutual trust with oil and gas producing countries and contribute to mutual development by serving as a bridge between the producing countries and Japan.

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Main Opportunities for Dialogue with Stakeholders and Measures in Fiscal 2015

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Key stakeholders Main opportunities for dialogue Key INPEX measures
Stakeholder expectations and requirements
  • Regular meetings
  • Work-related communication
  • Participated in operating committees, technical committees, and subcommittees that make project decisions
  • Held discussions with operators to reduce OPEX/CAPEX
  • Smooth project management
  • Fair business practices
  • Indication of eligibility standards to prospective suppliers
  • Briefings on eligibility standards
  • Regular meetings
  • HSE audits
  • Provided fair and equitable participation opportunities to prospective suppliers
  • Facilitated the understanding of our HSE activities by holding HSE forums
  • Held an HSE contractor meeting
  • Conferred annual HSE awards
  • Provision of participation opportunities
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Creation of open and transparent workplace environments
  • Contractor education
  • Environmentally friendly construction and operation
  • Establishment of a dedicated point of contact
  • Provision of product information
  • Identification of customer needs at service stations
  • Announced safe handling information by issuing SDS※1
  • Improved service station operation by analyzing customer needs
  • Stable supply of energy
  • Product safety and efficiency
  • Highly transparent sales activities
  • Legal compliance
and Investors
  • Holding of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, briefings and exhibitions, IR meetings, etc.
  • Issuance of reports (securities report, annual report, presentation slides, etc.)
  • Held the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, results briefings (semi-annual), IR meetings (200-300 times), exhibitions and presentations for individual investors, etc.
  • Engaged in timely, appropriate, and fair information disclosure through the corporate website and improved website content (approx. 1,600 website access per day and 43 press releases)
  • Prompt and respectful information disclosure
  • Concern for human rights and the environment
  • Involvement with new energy sources
  • The diversification of the Board of Directors
  • Environmental and social impact assessment
  • Community briefings
  • Various pamphlets
  • Social contribution activities
  • Conducted social contribution activities adapted to local areas (total expenditure: 1.71 billion yen)
  • Conducted briefings for local residents in Japan (Hokkaido, Akita, Niigata) and overseas (Australia [approx. 200 times], Indonesia [249 times])
  • Formulated and implemented the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlining the commitments to ATSI in Australia
  • Environmentally friendly construction and operating activities
  • Hiring of local residents
  • Social contribution activities
  • Response to health and hygiene problems
  • Information gathering to solve global social issues
  • Round-table discussions
  • Supported and held dialogues with NGOs
  • Participated in NGO-hosted seminars
  • Contribution to solving global social issues
  • Disclosure of information on initiatives
  • Face-to-face meetings with superiors
  • Consultation between labor and management
  • Various training and study abroad programs
  • In-house newsletter
  • Conducted regular meetings with superiors
  • Engaged in regular communication with the labor union (2 times)
  • Conducted various training programs (80.1 hours / person)
  • Dispatched employees on study abroad programs for clerical and technical positions (6 persons)
  • Issued an in-house newsletter (4 times)
  • Development of globally competent human resources
  • Creation of employee-friendly work environments
  • Promotion of diversity
  • Occupational health and safety
Oil and Gas
  • Communication at each project phase (when tendering and obtaining development approval; during development and operation; when withdrawing from a business)
  • Closely communicated with oil and gas producing countries in accordance with project progress and management
  • Contributed to preventing corruption and improving transparency in oil and gas producing countries through support for EITI
  • Fair business practices
  • Rejuvenation of local economies

* SDS (Safety Datasheets): A datasheet that contains information needed for the safe handling of products that contain certain chemical substances

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