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Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050

Our Environmental Vision envisions a low-carbon society; a resource efficient society; a harmonized society with nature. To achieve such a sustainable society, we have established a set of long-term environmental targets called Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050.

Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050

For a low-carbon society

Through the value chain CO2 emissions

FY 2050
FY 2030

(compared to FY 2010)

CO2 emissions at the "Use" stage of the product and solutions, which Hitachi delivers to customers, account for more than 90% of CO2 emissions in the entire Hitachi value chain. To reduce emissions at this stage, Hitachi is adopting the following four action policies. Continuous efforts are also being made to reduce emissions at the "Production" stage.

  1. Move business structure to low-carbon model
  2. Develop innovative devices and materials that contribute to reduction of environmental burden
  3. Develop and provide super-efficient, energy-saving products and low-carbon energy
  4. Provide energy-conserving social system solutions through cooperative harmonization between systems, across a wider area, and in an integrated way

For a resource efficient society

Build a society that uses water and other
resources efficiently with customers and society

Efficiency in use of
FY 2050

(compared to FY 2010 in the Hitachi Group)

To maximize its contribution to the construction of a water and resource circulating society through its business operations, Hitachi will evolve a series of processes comprising of high-quality water production, purification, water supply and drainage and offer solutions to expand use of recycling. Further, it will create water resources through its global expansion of sea water desalination.
Moreover, Hitachi will also implement the following policy measures with the aim of achieving a 50% improvement in usage efficiency of water and other resources by fiscal 2050 compared to fiscal 2010.

  1. Promote efficient use of resources and reduction of waste by manufacturing resource-saving products with long service lives, and shifting towards servicing and sharing of businesses
  2. Promote recycling of resources through exhaustive product collection and recycling
  3. Reduce volume of water use and reinforce drainage purification and reuse in production processes in accordance with regional water risks

For a harmonized society with nature

Impact on natural capital


Hitachi will evaluate the impact that its operations have on ecosystems at each stage of the value chain, and implement actions to minimize the environmental burden. More specifically, Hitachi will supply products and services that contribute to ecosystem conservation, including atmospheric/water purification systems and nature monitoring systems, and promote environmentally conscious procurement activities. Hitachi will also seek to minimize environmental burden at factories and offices, such as by paying care and consideration to scarce species on factory grounds and managing the volume, quality and temperature of drainage water and exhaust gas emissions.