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Taking into account the growing urgency of environmental issues in the world and the management policies, Hitachi formulated an Environmental Vision that clearly outlines our vision for society from a long-term perspective. In working toward achieving this vision, we have established a set of long-term environmental targets aimed at building a decarbonized society, a resource-efficient society, and a harmonized society with nature under the banner of Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 and are working to advance them.
To achieve our Environmental Vision and Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 long-term targets, Hitachi is building a global system to support decision-making and environmental management.
In fiscal 2022, we established the Sustainability Promotion Meeting, chaired by the chief sustainability officer and consisting mostly of managers from each business unit (BU) and major Group company. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss and share information related to environmental issues and other important matters related to sustainability.
We engage in decarbonization businesses through co-creation with customers to contribute to realize a decarbonized society. We also pursue initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions from the use of our products and services. In addition, we strive to achieve carbon neutrality by fiscal 2030 in our factories and offices, and by fiscal 2050 throughout our value chain.
CO2 Avoided Emissions Through Products and Services
FY2024 Target: 100 million metric tons/year
Forecast: 126.1 million metric tons/year*1
*1 Three-year average during the Mid-term Management Plan 2024
Reduction Rate of Total CO2 at Business Sites (factories and offices) (compared to FY 2010)
FY2022 Target: 32%
FY2022 Result: 40%
To build a society that uses resources and water efficiently with customers and society, we set a target to improve the efficiency of resources and water use within the Hitachi Group by 50% (compared with FY2010) by fiscal 2050. We will create higher economic value using fewer resources while pursuing production activities with a lower environmental burden.
Number of Sites Achieving Zero Landfill Waste*2
FY2022 Target: 90 sites
FY2022 Results: 199 sites (58% achievement)
*2 Pursued in assumed conformance with regulations, conditions, etc. Less than 0.5%
Reduction Rate in Water Use Per Unit (compared to FY 2010)
FY2022 Target: 22%
FY 2022 Results: 27%
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.
Reduction Rate in Chemical Atmospheric Emissions Per Unit (compared to FY 2010)
FY 2022 Targets: 5% FY 2022 Results: 21%