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Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Office Work Automation Using IT

Systems & Services Business, Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi has been providing solutions to contribute to reduced CO2 emissions in the value chains of businesses of various types and sizes, including the manufacturing industry, transportation industry, restaurant business, and others by utilizing IT.

JP1/Client Process Automation (JP1/CPA) is a product that automates work done with robotic process automation (RPA) products, data aggregation with manual work using spreadsheet software, and routine work done on PCs, such as sending and receiving files and email and other tasks as sequences of processes including preparatory work or post-processing. Even without advanced coding skills, standardization of procedures and automated operations are possible by simply making definitions that link items prepared in advance to execute "when," "what," and "in what order." With this, in addition to preventing reworking or mistakes, working time is shortened and quality and efficiency of routine work done on PCs are improved. Environmentally as well, the introduction of JP1/CPA in ten divisions in the company decreased the energy consumed in 354,320 instances annually, such as data input and recovery work when errors occur in automated processing. In addition to this, worker-hours were decreased and CO2 emissions were cut about 42% (3,864 kg-CO2/year) compared with before the introduction of the system.*1

Calculated with System Integration-Life Cycle Assessment (SI-LCA). Environmental impact factors have different values depending on the assessment conditions and assessment model. SI-LCA is in accordance with the "Guideline for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Eco-Efficiency Evaluation" issued by Japan Forum on Eco-Efficiency (currently LCA Society of Japan) in March 2006.
Fewer Processing Errors in Ordering Work
Fewer Processing Errors in Ordering Work