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Corporate InformationCSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Hitachi's Aims: Building a Better Future Through Collaborative Creation

Corporations interact with a diverse community of stakeholders through their on-site operations. In working toward a sustainable society, modern corporations are expected to recognize the value of community interaction and utilize their operational strengths in actively supporting the local community through projects that bolster involvement and development at the local level.

As a good corporate citizen, Hitachi is collaborating with various stakeholders in carrying out a diverse range of community activities with the aim of achieving coexistence with society, such as through youth development, creation of cultural diversity, assistance for local community development, and environmental preservation.

Fiscal 2016 Overview of Activities

In fiscal 2016, we implemented a survey on community engagement using the LBG guidelines and moved forward with community investment. We continued to support community engagement by our employees and to implement human resources development measures in developing countries, as well as cultivating STEM human resources.

Main Plans and Results

Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development

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Main Plans and Results:Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development
Policies FY 2016 goals/plans Results in FY 2016 Achievement level FY 2017 goals/plans
Examination and implementation of measures to establish longer-term relationship with communities in which Hitachi operates
  • Organize approaches to implementing strategic community engagement
  • Appointed CSR promotion officers at Group companies to reinforce North American CSR network
  • Globally shared information on community investment ratios and major case studies
  • Systematized surveys of community engagement, conducted assessments of such activities, and considered establishment of KPIs
Achieved
  • Conduct hearings on and determine guidelines for Hitachi's community engagement
  • Establish assessment methods and KPIs
Implementation of community support activities
  • Conduct programs by or for Group employees
  • Conduct independent programs in collaboration with Group companies
  • Have each Group company and business unit conduct independent community support programs
  • Organized volunteer festival (though postponed until next fiscal year due to circumstances of a cosponsor)
  • Surveyed other companies' employee donation (matching gift) systems and considered own approaches
  • Implemented approximately 120 activities on Hitachi Volunteer Day
Achieved
  • Continue with and expand Hitachi Volunteer Day activities
Implementation of policies to cultivate STEM human resources (Japan)
Implementation of new businesses of value to the local community (global)
  • Develop and implement program to cultivate STEM human resources (Japan)
  • Plan and design new businesses of value to the local community (global)
  • Implemented a pilot class as part of Science and Technology Human Resource Development Support Program (Hitachi Future Innovator Program)
  • Conducted dialogue with experts and interview with director general of Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, as part of the Female Engineer Encouragement Project
  • Launched Female Engineer Encouragement website
  • Implemented Hitachi Science Seminar
  • Published Mirai (“Future") web magazine
  • Hosted symposium on socially disadvantaged groups and implemented workshop on new businesses of value to the local community
Achieved
  • Launch Science and Technology Human Resource Development Support Program on a Group-wide basis
  • Host a mini workshop for female high school students as part of the Female Engineer Encouragement Project
  • Continue with Hitachi Science Seminar
  • Publish second issue of web magazine and host symposium on socially disadvantaged groups (Japan)
  • Build hypothesis on and conduct analysis of new businesses of value to the local community (global)
Implementation of human resources development measures in developing countries
  • Hold 14th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI)
  • Prepared to host 14th HYLI
Achieved
  • Host 14th HYLI and implement Reporting Meeting in each country
  • Come up with KPIs for each program
  • Determine areas requiring Hitachi's community engagement through the perspectives of SDGs

Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development

Hitachi's Approach

Our diverse operations span the globe and involve a wide range of communities. In order to participate in a community, establish a long-term relationship with it, and contribute to its development, we feel it is important to strategically pursue social contribution activities and to establish sustainable goals. We have formulated a policy on social contribution activities and are carrying out a wide variety of activities across the Group.

The results of these activities are monitored using internationally recognized methods for measuring effectiveness, and improvements are made as needed. The Hitachi Global Foundation will further accelerate these initiatives by examining optimum approaches to Hitachi's community engagement.

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