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Aloha,


UN Global Compact

In 2021, Hawaiʻi Gas submitted a self-assessment, called a Communication on Progress, to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact for their review and evaluation. The assessment detailed our actions to integrate the Global Compact’s principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. These principles include areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. By doing so, we are subscribing to the belief that corporate sustainability starts with a value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. By adhering to these basic principles, we are upholding our basic responsibilities to people and planet.
 
The self-assessment, which we are committed to doing annually, outlines Hawaiʻi Gas’ specific policies and goals for corporate sustainability, descriptions of concrete actions that are being undertaken, and continued measurement and evaluation of how we perform against the stated goals.

View the Hawaiʻi Gas Self-Assessment
Partnership in the Global Compact will help Hawaiʻi Gas to be more purposeful, transparent and accountable in our clean energy efforts and reaffirms our commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 or sooner. To date, Hawaiʻi Gas is the only company from Hawaiʻi to have an active level status with the UN Global Compact.

The UN Global Compact’s mission is to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business. To make this happen, the Compact provides guidance to businesses and organizations to adopt policies on corporate sustainability and governance.

Natural Gas is Always "On."

Have the recent interruptions in electrical power got you worried about not having power available when you need it? Consider getting a natural gas generator as a backup. Natural gas is a resilient and reliable form of energy, and it’s "on" when you need it. During any power outage, you’ll be able to use energy drawn from your backup gas generator to heat water, cook food, and power your home.
 
Did you know if the main electric power grid or parts of the grid should go down due to a storm, natural disaster or malfunction, even residential solar panels with batteries cannot power a home? Having power generated from these systems at the same time the electrical grid is being repaired creates safety concerns. In most cases, residential solar energy systems will be paused from generating electricity until the electrical grid can be restored.

Having a well-rounded approach and not relying on a single source is key to maintaining your home's energy needs through any situation.



Chris Johnson
Customer Service Technical Support

As a technical specialist, Chris is responsible for training Hawaiʻi Gas team members on best practices for being a service technician. He has over seventeen years of experience with gas leak testing, appliance operations (including gas stoves, water heaters and clothes dryers) and testing gas meters at homes and businesses. Chris spends his free time exploring the great outdoors with his wife and their 2 Australian Shepherds.

Recently, Chris volunteered for a temporary assignment at the liquid propane gas (LPG) distribution center out in Kapolei. His 6-month charge was to help with coordinating the delivery of LPG to Hawaiʻi Gas customers across Oʻahu. Chris learned, and then helped to manage, the complex logistics of the entire LPG delivery supply chain—from how LPG gets to Hawaiʻi on barges, to how it eventually gets trucked to customers so they can enjoy the benefits of gas!
 
In the end, a win-win-win situation for all: The LPG team received the temporary support they needed to maintain an uninterrupted gas deliveries, Chris was able to broaden his understanding and knowledge of another facet of our operations, and customers continued to receive the quality service that they have come to expect from Hawaiʻi Gas.
 
If you are interested in working for a company that appreciates your talents and provides you with opportunities to grow and learn beyond your job title, just like Chris, check us out. Hawaiʻi Gas is hiring!
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"Live Pono, Drink Ono"

As a locally-owned small business, Beer Lab has been concocting unique flavors and special brews for years and has earned the reputation as one of Hawaiʻi’s most respected craft breweries. Their commitment to pushing the envelope on brewing, and their creative, modern spin on an ancient craft is what sets them apart in a competitive market.

What makes Beer Lab even more special is their commitment to sustainability. Not only do they try to find ways to reduce their overall carbon footprint through things like eco-friendly packaging, they demand the same commitment from the partners they work with. From up-stream vendors like Hawaiʻi Gas that provide them with the reliable and resilient energy they need to brew, to partners down-stream that make use of the organic by-products of the beer-making process. Beer Lab is certainly living up to their motto, “Live pono, drink ono.”

Beer Lab Hawaii is committed to sustainability and making great beer!
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