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To adequately preserve the ecosystem and achieve a harmonized society with nature so that we may continue to enjoy nature’s benefits, we have established targets to minimize our impact on natural capital as part of our long-term environmental targets.
We classify the emission of greenhouse gases and chemical substances into the atmosphere and the generation of waste materials in the course of our business activities as negative impact activities.Providing products and services that contribute to ecosystem preservation and undertaking activities to preserve biodiversity and ecosystems are categorized as positive impact activities.We are working to quantify and minimize the gap between positive and negative impacts by 2050.
Hitachi has identified the negative impacts that our business activities have on natural capital with the aim of reducing such impacts and evaluated them using the inventory database (IDEA v2*¹). According to our estimates, approximately 80% of our total negative impacts on natural resources in fiscal 2021 were related to climate change, ecotoxicity (air), urban air pollution, and resource consumption.
With regard to climate change, we will advance initiatives aimed at realizing a decarbonized society. Regarding ecotoxicity (air), urban air pollution, and resource consumption, in consideration of the findings coming to light in impact assessments concerning raw materials procurement, we will accelerate the pace of efforts intended to achieve a resource efficient society.
Click below for more details."Achieving a Harmonized Society with Nature" Hitachi Sustainability Report 2022 (PDF format, 243 kbytes)