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Engaging with our stakeholders

Coexisting with Society through Stakeholder Engagement

INPEX is fully aware of the social responsibilities it must fulfill as a corporate citizen and strive to maintain continuous dialogue with the wide range of stakeholders to meet their expectations.
In this section, we report the main opportunities for dialogue with stakeholders and our engagements in fiscal 2017.

Our Key Stakeholders

  • Project Partners
  • Contractors
  • Customers
  • Shareholders and
  • Local Communities
  • NGOs
  • Employees
  • Oil and Gas Producing
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 supply of energy.

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 Engagements in Fiscal 2017

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Key stakeholders Main opportunities for dialogue Summary of FY2017 engagements Key interests of stakeholders
  • 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
  • Legal compliance, prevention of bribery and corruption
  • Development of natural gas as a cleaner source of energy
  • 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
  • Development of a risk management system
  • Legal compliance, prevention of bribery and corruption
  • Conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in supply chain
  • Prevention of major accidents
  • Securing occupational health and safety
  • 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
  • Legal compliance, prevention of bribery and corruption
  • Promotion of renewable energy
  • Development of natural gas as a cleaner source of energy
and Investors
  • Holding of the General Meeting of Shareholders, briefings and exhibitions, IR meetings, etc.
  • Issuance of reports (securities report, annual report, presentation slides, etc.)
  • Held the General Meeting of Shareholders, results briefings (semi-annual), IR meetings (approx. 200 times), exhibitions and briefings for individual investors, etc.
  • Engaged in timely, appropriate, and fair information disclosure through the corporate website and improved website content (approx. 1,500 website access per day and 70 press releases)
  • Strengthen a governance structure
  • Upgrade a risk management system
  • Development of natural gas as a cleaner source of energy
  • Strengthen climate change-related risk management
  • Environmental and social impact assessment
  • Community briefings
  • Various pamphlets
  • Social contribution activities
  • Conducted social contribution activities adapted to local areas (total expenditure: 1.41 billion yen)
  • Engaged with local communities in Japan (Hokkaido, Akita, Niigata) and overseas (Australia [approx. 300 times], Indonesia [approx. 80 times])
  • Implemented “the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)” outlining the commitments to ATSI*2 in Australia
  • Respect for human rights
  • Conservation of biodiversity and efficient use of water resources
  • Conducting assessments and reduction measures of impacts on local communities and indigenous communities
  • Contribution to local economies
  • Information gathering to solve global social issues
  • Round-table discussions
  • Supported and held dialogues with NGOs
  • Participated in NGO-hosted seminars
  • Respect for human rights
  • Contribution to local economies
  • Promotion of renewable energy
  • Strengthen climate change-related risk management
  • 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 (62.2 hours / person)
  • Dispatched employees on study abroad programs for clerical and technical positions (10 persons)
  • Issued an in-house newsletter (4 times)
  • Securing occupational health and safety
  • Human resource development and improvement of job satisfaction
  • Promotion of diversity
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
  • Legal compliance, prevention of bribery and corruption
  • Prevention of major accidents
  • Contribution to local economies
  • Development of natural gas as a cleaner source of energy

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

*2 ATSI: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

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