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Corporate InformationCSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Hitachi's Aims

There is a growing idea that companies should build their businesses with a view to promoting CSR throughout the supply chain, not just around the company's operations. This view informs such global initiatives as the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations' Global Compact and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

In seeking to be a company that continually fulfills its social responsibility throughout the value chain, Hitachi strictly adheres to laws and regulations and acts in a moral and fair manner with all its business partners. We thoroughly promote the compliance of our employees in all business activities, including procurement, manufacture, sales, export, and taxation. By enhancing activities to raise our suppliers' awareness, we are advancing the creation of a framework and fostering a corporate culture to carry out ethical actions and fulfill our social responsibility together with our business partners.

Main Plans and Results

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Main Plans and Results
Policies FY 2015 goals/plans Results in FY 2015 Achievement level FY 2016 goals/plans
  • Contribution to continuation of Hitachi's operations by working with suppliers to secure supplies
  • Establish procurement BCPs at production sites outside Japan
  • Identify bottlenecks and develop countermeasures; conduct BCP surveys of suppliers
  • Established BCPs at 118 targeted production sites outside Japan
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  • Regularly update information on parts and suppliers
  • Reinforcement of supply chain from global perspective
  • Consider supply chain management based on survey results
  • Held seminar for suppliers in Shanghai as part of capacity building; 15 people from 12 companies attended
  • Conducted human rights due diligence at procurement division
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  • Implement measures based on the results of the fiscal 2015 human rights due diligence

Promoting Work Practices in Line with International Ethics Codes

Hitachi's Approach

Given the globalization of the economy and the increasingly borderless nature of corporate activities, our business increasingly spans countries and regions with different governmental and economic frameworks, trade practices, and sets of values. Common worldwide principles in the form of initiatives and guidance are becoming increasingly important in order to thoroughly implement fair business practices around the globe and to avoid any risks that could impede business activities.

Hitachi has formulated in-house regulations in line with widely accepted international standards to govern important business practices, such as bribery prevention, ensuring of fair competition, and tax compliance, and these regulations are made known to and thoroughly implemented across the Hitachi Group.

Engaging in Responsible Procurement

Hitachi's Approach

International initiatives like the UN Global Compact have prompted companies worldwide to give greater thought to CSR and green procurement under which they take social and environmental concerns into consideration when selecting suppliers, thereby strengthening CSR activities throughout the supply chain.

As a company that procures products and services from suppliers in regions and countries around the world, Hitachi was quick to introduce policies on CSR and green procurement. Moreover, Hitachi has taken the lead in responding to the issue of conflict minerals, which has been the focus of public interest in recent years, by scrutinizing the countries where raw materials are mined in order to prevent the infringements on human rights by countries engaged in conflict. Along with sharing our procurement policies throughout the Hitachi Group, we are conducting CSR- and environment-related inspections and audits of suppliers and stepping up awareness-raising activities.

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