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The Hitachi Group formulated a Group Vision to help resolve fundamental issues facing a global society and to pursue a safer, more comfortable society in line with the Corporate Credo which is Hitachi Founding Spirit. We also created the Hitachi Group Codes of Conduct, which apply to all Hitachi Group employees worldwide.
Based on the 2012 Mid-Term Management Plan, produced in fiscal 2010, we deployed management policies to pursue growth through our Social Innovation Business, to solidify our financial position, and to help resolve global social issues.
The basic credo of Hitachi is to further elevate its founding concepts of harmony, sincerity and pioneering spirit, to instill a resolute pride in being a member of Hitachi, and thereby to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products.
Deeply aware that a business enterprise is itself a member of society, Hitachi is also resolved to strive as a good citizen of the community towards the realization of a truly prosperous society and, to this end, to conduct its corporate activities in a fair and open manner, promote harmony with the natural environment, and engage vigorously in activities that contribute to social progress.
(Adopted June 1983, revised September 1996)
We will contribute to the solution of fundamental global issues, and pursue the realization of a better, more prosperous global society, in line with Hitachi's founding spirit, utilizing the group's knowledge and technology.
(Adopted November 2006)
Chapter 1: Sincere and Fair Business Activities
Chapter 2: Environmental Protection
Chapter 3: Relations with Society
Chapter 4: Respect of Human Rights
Chapter 5: Management Foundations
Chapter 6: Complete Observance of Codes of Conduct
Chapter 7: Responsibilities of Top Management
Supplementary Provision Hitachi Group Implementation of Codes of Conduct
The Hitachi Group, including all its executives and employees, recognizes CSR as a vital part of corporate activity and is therefore committed to a course of social responsibility in accordance with this CSR policy for the sustainable development of society and business.
The Hitachi Group will contribute to the building of a prosperous and vibrant society by providing safe, high-quality products and services through business activities based on its excellent research, technology and product development.
The Hitachi Group will disclose information openly and transparently in order to maintain and develop a relationship of trust with its various stakeholders, and act responsibly towards them through various means of communication.
The Hitachi Group will undertake its business based on the principles of fairness and sincerity, act with the utmost respect for human rights and pursue a high sense of corporate ethics in the global business market which encompasses diverse cultures, morals, ethics, and legal systems.
The Hitachi Group will strive to minimize environmental effects and utilize resources towards the development of a sustainable society that is in harmony with the environment.
The Hitachi Group will promote social contribution activities as a good corporate citizen in order to realize a better society.
The Hitachi Group will make every effort to create a pleasant and motivating working environment for all its employees and to fully support those employees who desire self-fulfillment and self-development through their work.
The Hitachi Group will make every effort to promote fair and sound business practices among our business partners by fostering a common awareness of social responsibility.
Adopted March 2005