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Corporate InformationCSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

The Key Indicators of Hitachi's CSR activities are listed below. Comparative tables with the GRI Standards Content Index, as well as our Policy, Vision, and Guidelines, are only available on our website.

Recognition of Social Responsibility

Realizing Sustainable, Innovative Management

Realizing Sustainable, Innovative Management
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Ratio of R&D expenditure to revenue (%) 3.8 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.5
Patent application ratio outside Japan (%) 57 59 59 59 57

Scope of Data

Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries (including variable interest entities).
Number of companies: FY 2012: 964; FY 2013: 948; FY 2014: 996; FY 2015: 1,057; FY 2016: 865.

Labor Practices

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Ratio of male and female employees*1 (%) 84:16 83:17 84:16 84:16 83:17
Global number and ratio of female managers - 3,415
5.6%
3,670
6.0%
3,727
6.4%
3,897
6.7%
Employment ratio of people with disabilities*1 (%) 2.02 2.02 2.03 2.08 2.15

Promoting Occupational Health and Safety*2

Promoting Occupational Health and Safety*2
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Occupational accident rate*1 0.14 0.10 0.09 0.07 0.18
Occupational accident rate*3 0.19 0.14 0.27 0.22 0.18

A Strategy for Growing Together with Our Global Human Capital

A Strategy for Growing Together with Our Global Human Capital
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Number of non-Japanese employees*4 257 340 446 509 638
Number of young employees participating in training outside Japan*5 1,202 747 720 674 382

Scope of Data

*1
Hitachi, Ltd.
*2
January to December each year.
*3
175 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2012; 195 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2013; 251 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2014; 240 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2015; 200 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2016.
*4
Full-time, regular employees at Hitachi, Ltd. as of the end of each fiscal year.
*5
Hitachi, Ltd. and Group companies in Japan.

Environment

Reducing the Environmental Burden of Our Business Operations

Reducing the Environmental Burden of Our Business Operations
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Rate of reduction in CO2 emissions from use of products and services (base: FY 2010)*1 (%) 35
CO2 emissions from factories and offices (kt-CO2) 3,453 3,355 3,311 3,085 3,845*2
Waste and valuables generation (kt) 655 677 692 618 1,336*2
Water use (million m3) 56.52 49.55 46.86 43.91 41.34*2
Atmospheric emissions of chemical substances (t) 4,127 4,216 4,415 3,615 4,380*2*3

Scope of Data

Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries.
Number of companies: FY 2012: 964; FY 2013: 948; FY 2014: 996; FY 2015: 1,057; FY 2016: 865.

Environmental performance data associated with Hitachi's business operations: Hitachi Group companies whose environmental load comprises 90% of the total (based on Hitachi calculations); data for each fiscal year indicates performance within the given scope for the fiscal year.

*1
New indicator established in fiscal 2016.
*2
Fiscal 2016 figure includes a materials company that became a consolidated member of the Hitachi Group that year.
*3
In fiscal 2016, the scope of controlled chemical substances was expanded from 41 to 50 substances.

Fair Operating Practices

Engaging in Responsible Procurement

Engaging in Responsible Procurement
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Number of CSR monitoring (self-checks) 98 100 200 218 316
Number of audits by external auditing organizations 12 16 20 20 20

Community Involvement and Development

Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development

Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development
FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016
Funding for social contribution activities*1 (million yen) - 1,806 1,218 889 527
Funding for social contribution activities*2 (million yen) 3,284 3,076 2,327 2,057 1,953

Scope of Data

*1
Hitachi, Ltd. and the Hitachi Global Foundation in Japan.
*2
Through to fiscal 2014: Hitachi, Ltd. and 136 Group companies (including equity-method associates and joint ventures) and five foundations in Japan, 199 companies outside Japan; for fiscal 2015: Hitachi, Ltd. and 136 Group companies (including equity-method associates and joint ventures) and the Hitachi Global Foundation in Japan, 244 companies outside Japan; for fiscal 2016: Hitachi, Ltd. and 134 Group companies and the Hitachi Global Foundation in Japan, 159 companies outside Japan.