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Stakeholder Engagement


We connect with local stakeholders in Japan through the community engagement teams we have established at our offices in Niigata, Minamiaga, Nagaoka, Kashiwazaki, Naoetsu, Akita, and Chiba.

Every year, we actively participate in community events, including providing sponsorship and volunteer support for a marathon in Kashiwazaki. We also sponsor firework displays at summer festivals in Niigata, Nagaoka, Kashiwazaki, Naoetsu, and Akita, and help to protect the environment by collaborating with residents of Nagaoka in a semiannual reforestation project. Naoetsu LNG Terminal—the core facility of our gas supply chain and the receiving terminal for LNG shipped from Ichthys LNG in Australia—publishes a bimonthly newsletter for local residents, municipal offices, and government agencies to inform them on the terminal’s operations, safety efforts, and other matters. Our employees also interact with local residents by taking part in community activities such as softball tournaments.


Our Australian-based community engagement teams are committed to informing our key stakeholders and the wider community about Ichthys LNG operations and our other business activities in the region, as well as updates on local employment, business, and community investment opportunities. Engagement is conducted in local communities and regions in which INPEX operates or otherwise conducts its business activities. Depending on the purpose for engagement and mindful of stakeholder preferences, we use a range of engagement methods including face-to-face and virtual meetings, industry and community forums and events, emails and online information, mainstream and social media, advertising, and communications collateral.

In FY2022, more than 300 engagements were held with government, industry, business, and community stakeholders. A toll-free phone number and an enquiry e-mail address are communicated on our website and in other forums for community members to provide feedback on our activities. In FY2022, more than 350 inquiries were received, 60% of which related to employment opportunities1.

1 Community Engagement in the Northern Territory 2022, Kimberley Community Update 2022


We strive to maintain productive communication with the stakeholders we have identified for the Abadi LNG Project in Indonesia, not only the local residents and others directly impacted by our project operations, but also NGOs and the central and local governments. As part of this commitment, we base employees who were raised in the areas surrounding the operational sites in those locations, so they can directly support our efforts to maintain active dialogue with those communities.

Through this dialogue, we became aware that one local community was having difficulty securing access to clean drinking water. Following talks with representatives of the community and local government, we responded by developing and launching the Clean & Healthy Behavior Program. This initiative aims to establish a community water tank and pipeline network so that clean drinking water can be supplied to every household. Instead of directly building the water system, we are advancing this effort under a model of community-based participation and involvement.

Regarding the environmental and social impact assessment currently underway, we developed a Stakeholder Engagement and Public Consultation Plan (SECP) ahead of the public consultations for local residents that are held as part of the Indonesian Environmental and Social Impact Assessment process (AMDAL). The SECP goes beyond the requirements of AMDAL to incorporate stakeholder engagement requirements stipulated in the Performance Standards of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which are globally recognized guidelines for environmental and social risk management. We are implementing initiatives in accordance with the SECP.

Our stakeholder engagement at each process of the environmental and social impact assessment are summarized as follows.



Stakeholder-related Initiatives


Identifying stakeholders

  • Identified a wide array of stakeholders in the project and creating a stakeholder map.


Developing a Stakeholder Engagement and Public Consultation Plan (SECP)

  • Identified requirements for AMDAL and stakeholder engagement as stipulated in the IFC PS.
  • Developed a SECP to comprehensively manage the above requirements.

Implementing AMDAL Public Consultation

  • Held AMDAL public consultations in each project location area and hearing the local community’s concerns.

Developing KA-ANDAL

  • Developed Terms of Reference (KA-ANDAL) for an environmental and social impact assessment that take into consideration the community concerns identified in the aforementioned public consultations.

Baseline Survey

  • Conducted surveys through face-to-face dialogues—including through focus group discussions, household surveys and key informant interviews—to understand the current situation of the affected communities.


Impact Assessment

  • Assessed the potential impacts on affected communities during construction and operations phases. The impact assessment was relevant to community concerns.


Developing environmental management
monitoring plan

  • Currently developing environmental management and monitoring plans based on the results of the
    aforementioned impact assessments.