On 1st December 2004, Shizuoka Gas Company reinforced its compliance program by establishing a new compliance committee, setting up two compliance consultation counters, and drawing up a corporate code of conduct. These initiatives are aimed at stepping up the degree of the company’s legal and ethical compliance.

The committee includes four directors as its members, and is chaired by the company’s president. Staff at the consultation counters – one within the company and the other at the offices of an outside law firm – provide consultation on legal and ethical queries, as well as advice in cases of whistle-blowing.