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To achieve its Environmental Vision and the Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 long-term environmental targets, Hitachi draws up an Environmental Action Plan containing indicators and targets for the three-year period covered by the Mid-term Management Plan and promotes its steady implementation.

Environmental Action Plan for 2021 (Fiscal 2019–2021) : Fiscal 2019 results

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Environmental Management

Environmental Management
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Enhance global environmental management Implementation rate of voluntary environmental audits (number of implementing sites/number of sites outside Japan) 20% 26% Achieved

Reduce CO2 emissions of products and services

Reduce CO2 emissions of products and services
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Reduce CO2 emissions of products and services Reduction rate of CO2 emissions per unit (base: FY 2010) 19% 19% Achieved

Reduce CO2 emissions of business sites (factories and offices)

Reduce CO2 emissions of business sites (factories and offices)
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Reduce CO2 emissions of business sites (factories and offices) Reduction rate of CO2 emissions per unit*1 (base: FY 2010) 7% 5% Partially achieved

Reduce CO2 emissions from transportation (shipping)

Reduce CO2 emissions from transportation (shipping)
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Reduce CO2 emissions from transportation (shipping)e Reduction rate of transportation energy consumption per unit (Japan)*2 (base: FY 2010) 9% 7% Partially achieved

Water circulation (factories and offices)

Water circulation (factories and offices)
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Enhance efficiency in the use of water Respond to water shortages Reduction rate in water use per unit (base: FY 2010) 23% 26% Achieved

Resource circulation (factories and offices)

Resource circulation (factories and offices)
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Enhance efficiency in the use of use of Reduce and recycle waste materials Reduction rate in waste and valuables generation per unit (base: FY unit (base: FY 2010) 10% 14% Achieved

Chemical substances (factories and offices)

Chemical substances (factories and offices)
Item Indicator Fiscal 2019 target Fiscal 2019 result Achievement level
Reduce chemical emissions Reduction rate in chemical atmospheric emissions per unit emissions per unit 16% 21% Achieved

Environmental Action Plan for 2021 (Fiscal 2019–2021)

We are pressing forward with environmental activities based on the Environmental Action Plan for 2021 formulated in line with the 2021 Mid-term Management Plan.

Environmental Action Plan for 2021

Our environmental activities and targets are updated every three years with a view to achieving our long-term environmental targets.

Environmental Management
Items Indicators Fiscal 2020 targets Final fiscal year (2021) targets
Promote environmental human capital development Environmental human capital development of the Hitachi Group
Enhance global environmental management Implementation rate of voluntary environmental audits (number of implementing sites/number of sites outside Japan) 50% 80%
A Decarbonized Society
Items Indicators Fiscal 2020 targets Final fiscal year (2021) targets
Reduce CO2 emissions of products and services Reduction rate of CO2 emissions per unit (base: FY 2010) 20% 21%
Address climate change risks and opportunities Identification and review of risks and opportunities
Reduce CO2 emissions of business sites (factories and offices) Reduction rate of CO2 emissions per unit*1 (base: FY 2010) 8% 9%
Reduce CO2 emissions from transportation (shipping) Reduction rate of transportation energy consumption per unit (Japan)*2 (base: FY 2010) 10% 11%
A Resource Efficient Society
Items Indicators Fiscal 2020 targets Final fiscal year (2021) targets
Water circulation (factories and offices) Enhance efficiency in the use of water Respond to water shortages Reduction rate in water use per unit (base: FY 2010) 24% 26%
Promotion of measures based on water risk survey results
Resource circulation (factories and offices) Enhance efficiency in the use of use of Reduce and recycle waste materials Reduction rate in waste and valuables generation per unit (base: FY unit (base: FY 2010) 11% 12%
A Harmonized Society with Nature
Items Indicators Fiscal 2020 targets Final fiscal year (2021) targets
Chemical substances (factories and offices) Reduce chemical emissions Reduction rate in chemical atmospheric emissions per unit emissions per unit 17% 18%
Ecosystem preservation Reduce impact on natural capital Calculation of negative impact (environmental impact assessment of business activities)
Calculation of positive impact (forest conservation activities)
Contribute to ecosystem preservation Promotion of ecosystem preservation activities
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CO2Reduction rate of CO2 emissions per unit refers to reductions in CO2 emissions from just Hitachi’s consumption of energy.
*2
This is a target for Japan only. Targets in other countries are set on a voluntary basis.