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We are continuously improving our CSR activities and have identified nine key themes for our CSR management framework: (1) recognition of social responsibility, (2) corporate governance, (3) human rights, (4) labor practices, (5) environment, (6) fair operating practices, (7) customers (consumer issues), (8) community involvement and development, and (9) review and improvement of CSR activities.
With reference to these nine key themes, the Hitachi Sustainability Report 2017 details the social and environmental issues that are vital to the sustainability of our operations and society, presenting our stance and the activities undertaken in fiscal 2016.
Inasmuch as the report is a tool with which we engage with our stakeholders through honest and transparent disclosures of information, it contains our basic policies, promotion systems, key performance indicators, and specific measures for our CSR initiatives in line with the disclosure requirements of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards).
|Financial data||1,253 companies, namely, Hitachi, Ltd. and 1,252 consolidated subsidiaries (including 388 equity-method associates and joint ventures)|
|Social data||Boundary of data indicated under each indicator|
|Environmental data||865 companies, namely, Hitachi, Ltd. and 864 consolidated subsidiaries. However, for environmental performance data associated with Hitachi's business operations, Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries whose environmental load comprises 90% of the total (based on Hitachi calculations) are included.|
Hitachi, following closely the deliberations of the European Union (EU) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) about non-financial disclosure, presents information to match the needs of stakeholders reading this report.
Since the Fiscal 2016 edition, the Hitachi Integrated Report has presented both financial and non-financial information showing how Hitachi is striving to create value. The Hitachi Sustainability Report continues to serve as a comprehensive tool providing detailed non-financial information.
The Hitachi Sustainability Report 2017 provides non-financial information to investors, auditors, and CSR experts in an easily searchable, interactive PDF format (A4, 132 pages).
The CSR website contains not only the contents of this report but also news releases to provide up-to-date information to our diverse stakeholders.