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The natural forest at the Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd., where the new R&D center to accelerate new innovation through open, collaborative creation, Kyōsō-no-Mori, was opened (Kokubunji, Tokyo).
Hitachi aims to achieve a low-carbon society, a resource efficient society, and a harmonized society with nature under its Environmental Vision. To this end, we strive to achieve the long-term environmental targets of Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 not just within Hitachi itself but across our entire value chain. Additionally, we support the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and are actively advancing our efforts to clarify and disclose information on climate-related risks and opportunities.
Advancing Our Environmental Vision and Long-Term Environmental Targets
Hitachi's Corporate Credo is to “contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products.” We seek solutions to environmental issues, which are of serious concern to society, through our business operations and promote environmental management from a long-term perspective. Meeting society's expectations with innovations that mitigate environmental issues also presents major business opportunities.
Guided by our Environmental Vision defining our future environmental goals, in September 2016 we announced a set of long-term environmental targets called Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 aimed at achieving a low-carbon society, a resource efficient society, and a harmonized society with nature. To achieve these targets looking toward 2030 and 2050, we promote Group-wide environmental activities in line with our Environmental Action Plan that is updated every three years.
We will make steady efforts to achieve the targets set forth in Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 to help resolve environmental issues and to conduct environmental management in a manner that meets the expectations of society.
GHG emissions throughout value chain
Reduced CO2 emissions from products/services
(base: FY 2010)
To achieve our Environmental Vision and reach our long-term environmental targets, we are enhancing environmental governance by building a global structure to support environmental decision making and implementation at Hitachi, Ltd. and 802 consolidated subsidiaries (a total of 804 companies as of March 31, 2019).
Achieving a Low-Carbon Society
In line with the scenario in the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report to keep the increase in global temperatures below 2°C, we have established long-term reduction targets for CO2 emissions of 50% by fiscal 2030 and 80% by fiscal 2050 (compared to fiscal 2010 levels) throughout the value chain.
Through the value chain CO2 emissions
(compared to FY 2010)
Achieving a Resource Efficient Society
We have set a fiscal 2050 target of improving the usage efficiency of water and other resources by 50% compared to fiscal 2010 levels. We will create higher economic value using less water and other resources and pursue production activities with a low environmental burden.
Build a society that uses water and other resources efficiently
with customers and society
Efficiency in use of water/resources
(compared to FY 2010 in the Hitachi Group)
Achieving a Harmonized Society with Nature
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.
Impact on natural capital