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Achieving Hitachi’s Environmental Vision Through the Social Innovation Business

As global warming, resource depletion, ecosystem destruction, and other environmental issues grow more serious, the international community is working together to tackle these problems, such as by adopting the Paris Agreement that includes a target to keep global warming to below 2°C. From an environmental-management perspective, Hitachi, which promotes the Social Innovation Business, has established the Environmental Vision and defined the kind of society we envision in the long term in contributing to the resolution of global environmental issues.

[Image] Hitachi will resolve environmental issues and achieve both a higher quality of life and a sustainable society through its Social Innovation Business in collaborative creation with its stakeholders.

Long-Term Environmental Targets: 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 newly established a set of long-term environmental targets called Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050.

Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050

Low-Carbon Society

  • Achieve 50% reductions in CO2 emissions by fiscal 2030 and 80% reductions by fiscal 2050 across the value chain (compared to fiscal 2010)

Resource Efficient Society

  • Build a society that uses water and other resources efficiently
  • Achieve 50% improvement in usage efficiency of water and other resources by fiscal 2050 (compared to fiscal 2010 in the Hitachi Group)

Harmonized Society with Nature

  • Minimize the impact on natural capital

Low-Carbon Society

To create a low-carbon society, we aim to achieve 80% reductions in CO2 emissions by fiscal 2050 across the value chain in line with ambitious targets set in the Paris Agreement. Toward that end, we will enhance the efficiency of our products and services, supply low-carbon energy, and develop innovative technologies and solutions.

Resource Efficient Society

To achieve a resource efficient society, we will do our utmost through our business operations, together with our customers and society, to help build a society that uses water and other resources efficiently. We will also improve our usage efficiency of water and other resources in our business operations by 50% by fiscal 2050.

Harmonized Society with Nature

To achieve a harmonized society with nature, we will strive to minimize Hitachi’s impact on natural capital, which bestows the benefits of nature on humankind.