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Hitachi Sustainability

Hitachi Sustainability

Sustainability at Hitachi

Hitachi’s Mission is to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products. Through our Mid-Term Management Plan we set out the activities needed to realise this mission.

Cutting Carbon
Climate Change Innovator

We will be carbon neutral across our entire value chain by 2050.


Powering Good

Our ambition is to achieve 30% female and 30% non-Japanese executive officers and corporate officers in Hitachi, Ltd. by 2030.

ESG Information
Reporting & Governance

Access data and detailed information on our Environmental, Social and Governance practices.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Key Sectors

Information Technology

Our rail business operates in 38 countries, across six continents, helping connect communities. Our fleet solution business is helping to optimise transport fleets and facilitate electrification.


From intelligent IoT enabled fridges, to developing remote sensing monitoring systems, to the analysis of big data, Smart Life Solutions uses products and services to understand consumers and support changes in the way we live.


Our energy-saving solutions for industry help our customers to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Our water products, systems and services provide communities with access to clean water.

Smart Life

Our information technology businesses provide expertise in big data, digital transformation, and machine learning.


Our energy solution business develops energy efficient and reliable power generation, transmission and distribution systems throughout the world. We also provide smart city energy solutions, connecting urban communities and infrastructure.

Automotive Systems

Through our Automotive Systems business we are investing in research and development in autonomous driving technology and electric vehicle systems.

Our contribution to the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries.

Hitachi consider the SDGs an important initiative for realizing a sustainable society and improving people's quality of life through solving global social and environmental issues.

That’s why we’ve identified 11 goals where we think we can have the greatest impact.

6 goals that we can contribute to through our entire corporate activities, those we view as most relevant for the way we operate as a business.

5 goals where we can make a particularly significant impact through our key businesses, the work that we do, especially across our six key sectors.

Hitachi's Road to Sustainability

How we manage sustainability

Hitachi, Ltd.’s Executive Sustainability Committee comprises Executive Chairman & CEO Toshiaki Higashihara and other members of the Senior Executive Committee, along with the CEOs of every business unit.

The committee meets twice a year to discuss and reach decisions on important policies and measures related to sustainability, share progress and results, and find ways to connect these to further improvements and new initiatives.

The Sustainability Promotion Division is responsible for engaging with stakeholders across the regions, to ensure we understand the context in which we’re operating and the social and environmental imperatives in the markers in which we operate.

Sustainability Promotion Officers work within the business units to develop long-term sustainability strategies and approaches. CSR Managers and Social Contribution Officers at then lead on specific sustainability initiatives.

We regularly hold Global and Regional sustainability meetings (CSR and environment) for the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India, and Australia, to bring together those business unit teams and Group sustainability functions to share insights and look for opportunities to collaborate.

Beyond these environment and sustainability meetings, we also have issue specific meetings taking place across our businesses, bringing together our in-house experts to discuss projects and share progress. These include the Diversity Development Council and the newly formed Human Rights Due Diligence Manager Meetings.

Latest News

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14 Oct 2021
Young People Can Lead the Way on the Road to Net Zero

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27 Sep 2021
Alistair Dormer, Chief Environmental Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
It’s Time to Turn Climate Change Ambition into Climate Change Action

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