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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 Key Sectors

Information Technology

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


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.


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.

Smart Life

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.

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


Hitachi has long understood the importance of collaboration to address the sustainability imperatives we face. By working with others, we can share ideas, learn from each other, and collaborate to drive change at scale. Today we are active supporters of several major sustainability initiatives:

UN Global Compact
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Officially became a participant in 2009. Joined workshops organized by the Global Compact Network Japan on ten different topics including supply chain management, ESG, and SDGs in fiscal 2020

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
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Became a member in 1995
Adopted SOS 1.5 project in 2020

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
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Became a member in 2007 and have participated in the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) since 2016

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
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Announced its support for TCFD in 2018 and disclosed climate-related information based on the TCFD recommendations

Race to Zero campaign
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Joined in 2020, along with Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment

Business Ambition for 1.5°C
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Became a member in 2020, along with SBT1.5°C certification

Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)
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Became a member in 2018. Also a member of the JCI Race to Zero Circle established in 2021

The Valuable 500
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Participated in 2021

Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay
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Became an organizing institution in conjunction with its establishment in 2020

How we manage sustainability

Hitachi, Ltd.’s Executive Sustainability 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.

Executive Sustainability Committee

Executive Chairman & CEO

Senior Executive Committee members, business unit CEOs, Hitachi, Ltd. division heads

Key roles
Discuss and decide on sustainability strategy at management/business unit/department levels

Sustainability Promotion Meetings

Business promotion division heads at business units and key Group companies

Key roles
Discuss and implement specific measures for sustainability strategy

Eco-Management Meetings

Environmental promotion division heads at business units and key Group companies

Key roles
Discuss and implement concrete measures to achieve long-term environmental targets in sustainability strategy

CSR Manager Meetings

CSR and social contribution officers from business units and key Group companies

Key roles
Discuss and implement CSR initiatives

Human Rights Due Diligence Manager Meetings

HRDD officers from business units and key Group companies

Key roles
Provide information and knowledge necessary for HRDD implementation, and share status of implementation in business units and key Group companies

Diversity Development Council

Diversity development officers from business units and key Group companies

Key roles
Expand diversity and inclusion development policies and initiatives, and share best practices

Latest News

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