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Hitachi actively pursues a range of CSR activities aimed at developing a more sustainable society. These activities have earned the Hitachi Group high marks from numerous external organizations.
The Hitachi Group welcomes external assessments as a target for ESG*1 and sustainability-oriented investment. For eight years in a row since fiscal 2009, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World),*2 a leading global sustainability investment index, has listed Hitachi, Ltd. as a component stock. RobecoSAM, which handles survey and analysis for the DJSI listings, gave its Bronze Class designation to Hitachi, Ltd. in its 2015, 2016, and 2017 CSR rankings.
Three Group companies (Hitachi Chemical, Hitachi Construction Machinery, and Hitachi High-Technologies) were selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series.*3 Hitachi Chemical, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Hitachi Metals, and Hitachi High-Technologies were chosen for the Morningstar SRI Index,*4 with the Group performing well overall in these external assessments. Hitachi Chemical was also selected for the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes.*5
|RobecoSAM||Dow Jones Sustainability World Index||
|Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index||
|FTSE Group||FTSE4Good Index Series||
|FTSE Blossom Japan Index||
|MSCI||MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes||
|MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index||
|MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)||
On March 23, 2017, Hitachi, Ltd. was selected as a 2017 Nadeshiko Brand—the fourth year in a row the company received the honor. Hitachi was recognized for its management strategy promoting diversity and for promoting innovation by drawing on its diverse human capital.
Since fiscal 2012, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have jointly selected, on an industry basis, enterprises that are considered to encourage women to play active roles in the workplace from among the approximately 3,500 companies listed on the first section of the TSE, the TSE second section, the Mothers index, and JASDAQ. Companies are assessed on two factors: providing career support for women and supporting women in balancing work and life. Of the top scoring companies, those also meeting return on equity requirements receive the Nadeshiko Brand designation. Hitachi, Ltd. was one of 47 enterprises in this round of selections.
On March 22, 2013, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) held a ceremony to celebrate Diversity Management Selection 100. Hitachi, Ltd. was one of 43 companies receiving awards in Japan. The Diversity Management Selection 100 system chooses and recognizes companies that achieve high results in such areas as improving innovation and productivity by using the talents of diverse employees, including women, different nationalities, older employees, and people with disabilities. Hitachi was lauded for going beyond simply introducing diversity programs to promote diversity management Group-wide as a corporate strategy backed by strong management commitment.
On March 18, 2015, Hitachi Group companies Hitachi Transport System and Hitachi Solutions were chosen for the METI Diversity Management Selection 100.
Kurumin certification is granted under Japan's 2005 Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children to companies that create action plans for child-care support in line with this legislation and that meet performance requirements.
In February 2011, Hitachi, Ltd. acquired this certification*1 in recognition of its achievements in developing and implementing action plans supporting child care so that employees can work with the peace of mind that comes from a good work-life balance.
The Eruboshi mark is conferred on companies that have submitted action plans under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (which came into effect on April 1, 2016) and are implementing exceptional measures.
On February 28, 2017, Hitachi, Ltd. was awarded Eruboshi certification for promoting diversity as an important component of its management strategy and for creating work environments enabling its diverse human capital to play an active role. Companies are assessed in five categories*1 and are grouped into three classes according to the number of standards they clear; Hitachi, Ltd. was awarded class 2.*2