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The Key Indicators of Hitachi's sustainability activities are listed below. Comparative tables with the GRI Standards Content Index, as well as our Policy and Guidelines, are only available on our website.

Financial Results(Consolidated IFRS)

(billion yen)

Financial Results(Consolidated IFRS)
FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Revenue 10,034.3 9,162.2 9,368.6
Adjusted operating income 634.8 587.3 638.6
EBIT*1 531.0 475.1 644.2
Income from continuing operations, before income taxes 517.0 469.0 638.6
Net income attributable to Hitachi, Ltd. stockholders 172.1 231.2 362.9
Capital investment (completion basis) 528.5 377.5 374.9
R&D expenditure 333.7 323.9 332.9
*1
EBIT: Income from continuing operations before income tax, less interest income, plus interest charges.

Recognition of Social Responsibility

Realizing Sustainable, Innovative Management

Realizing Sustainable, Innovative Management
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Ratio of R&D expenditure to revenue (%) 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.6
Patent application ratio outside Japan (%) 59 59 59 57 56

Scope of Data

Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries (including variable interest entities).
Number of companies: FY 2013: 948; FY 2014: 996; FY 2015: 1,057; FY 2016: 865; FY 2017 880.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance
Total Gender Nationality
Male Female Japanese Non-Japanese
Number of directors*1 12*2 10 2 8 4
Number of executive officers*1 35 35 0 34 1
Number of executive officers and corporate officers*1
(% of total)
78 76 2 (2.6%) 73 5 (6.4%)
*1
As of June 2018.
*2
Including eight independent outside directors (four Japanese and four non-Japanese).

Labor Practices

Achieving a Fair and Equitable Work Environment

Achieving a Fair and Equitable Work Environment
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Number of employees*1 33,500 31,375 37,353 35,631 34,925
Male 28,273 26,428 31,536 29,921 29,220
Female 5,227 4,947 5,817 5,710 5,705
Average age (years)*1 40.7 41.0 41.2 41.4 41.7
Male 41.3 41.6 41.7 42.0 42.3
Female 37.6 38.0 38.4 38.6 39.0
Average service (years)*1 18.3 18.4 18.4 18.6 18.8
Male 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.2 19.4
Female 15.0 15.4 15.6 15.7 16.0
Turnover ratio (%)*1*2 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Ratio of female employees (%)*1 16.6 16.3 16.5 16.8 17.2
Global ratio (number) of female managers*3 5.6
(3,415)
6.0
(3,670)
6.4
(3,727)
6.3
(3,365)
6.4
(3,459)
Ratio (number) of female managers*4 3.8
(418)
3.7
(434)
4.0
(474)
4.1
(509)
4.2
(577)
General manager or above 2.7
(77)
2.8
(87)
3.2
(104)
3.3
(113)
3.2
(128)
Section chief 4.3
(341)
4.1
(347)
4.3
(370)
4.4
(396)
4.6
(449)
Ratio of new female graduates hired (%)*5 19.4 21.7 22.8 26.3 26.6
Technical 14.7 18.3 17.3 20.8 17.2
Administrative 43.4 41.0 45.5 42.1 53.8
Employment ratio of people with disabilities (%)*6 2.02 2.03 2.08 2.11 2.15
Number of employees taking maternity/paternity leave*1 Female 539 508 524 664 724
Male 238 236 307 352 426
Number of employees using shorter working hours for child care*1 Female 683 663 668 822 887
Male 5 4 3 2 2
Number of employees taking nursing-care leave*1 Female 8 8 8 7 7
Male 12 9 9 8 14
Number of employees using shorter working hours for nursing care*1 Female 4 7 9 9 12
Male 2 3 3 3 3
Paid leave*1 Average number of days 15.5 15.4 15.6 16.3 17.2
Ratio (%) 64.7 64.3 65.3 68.1 72.0
Average overtime hours/month*1 13.5 12.2 11.9 12.8 10.9

Promoting Occupational Health and Safety*7

Promoting Occupational Health and Safety*7
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Number of fatal accidents*1 1 1 2 1 0
Occupational accident rate*1 0.10 0.09 0.07 0.18 0.17
Occupational accident rate*8 0.14 0.27 0.22 0.18 0.25

A Strategy for Growing Together with Our Global Human Capital

A Strategy for Growing Together with Our Global Human Capital
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Number of non-Japanese employees*9 340 446 509 638 708
Number of young employees participating in training outside Japan*10 747 720 674 382 378

Scope of Data

*1
 Hitachi, Ltd.
*2
 Includes only voluntary resignations.
*3
 All full-time, regular female managers excluding those dispatched to non-Group companies.
Figures for fiscal 2016 were restated following a reexamination of HR data.
*4
 “Female managers” in fiscal 2017 include managerial employees dispatched from Hitachi, Ltd. to non-Group companies and those accepted from non-Group companies by Hitachi, Ltd. Earlier figures include regular managerial employees dispatched to non-Group companies but exclude those accepted from non-Group companies.
*5
 Graduates from universities or colleges (including postgraduate schools and technical colleges).
*6
 Including Hitachi, Ltd. and 17 special subsidiaries and related Group companies. Data compiled on June 1 of each fiscal year (2.23 in fiscal 2018).
*7
 January to December each year.
*8
 195 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2013; 251 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2014; 240 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2015; 200 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2016; 201 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2017.
*9
 Employees at Hitachi, Ltd. as of the end of each fiscal year.
*10
 Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Group companies in Japan.

Environment

Reducing the Environmental Burden of Our Business Operations

Reducing the Environmental Burden of Our Business Operations
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Rate of reduction in CO2 emissions from use of products and services (base: FY 2010)*1(%) - - - 35 33
CO2 emissions from factories and offices (kt-CO2) 4,165 4,128 3,895 4,577*2 4,663*2
Water use (million m3) 49.55 46.86 43.91 41.34*2 38.54*2
Waste and valuables generation (kt) 677 692 618 1,336*2 1,356*2
Atmospheric emissions of chemical substances (t) 4,216 4,415 3,615 4,380*2*3 4,223*2*3

Scope of Data

Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries.
Number of companies: FY 2013: 948; FY 2014: 996; FY 2015: 1,057; FY 2016: 865; FY2017: 880.

Environmental performance data associated with Hitachi's business operations: Hitachi Group companies whose environmental load comprises 90% of the total (based on Hitachi calculations); data for each fiscal year indicates performance within the given scope for the fiscal year.

*1
New indicator established in fiscal 2016.
*2
Figures include a materials company that has become a consolidated member of the Hitachi Group since fiscal 2016.
*3
The management scope of chemical substances has been expanded from 41 to 50 substances since fiscal 2016.

Fair Operating Practices

Engaging in Responsible Procurement

Engaging in Responsible Procurement
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Number of audits by external auditing organizations 16 20 20 20 18

Community Involvement and Development

Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development

Promoting Sustainable Community Involvement and Development
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Funding for social contribution activities*1 (million yen) 1,806 1,218 889 527 948
Funding for social contribution activities*2 (million yen) 3,076 2,327 2,057 1,953 2,195

Scope of Data

*1
Hitachi, Ltd. and the Hitachi Global Foundation in Japan.
*2
Through to fiscal 2014: (in Japan) Hitachi, Ltd., 136 Group companies (including equity-method associates and joint ventures), and five foundations; (outside Japan) 199 companies. For fiscal 2015: (in Japan) Hitachi, Ltd., 136 Group companies (including equity-method associates and joint ventures), and the Hitachi Global Foundation; (outside Japan) 244 companies. For fiscal 2016: (in Japan) Hitachi, Ltd., 134 Group companies, and the Hitachi Global Foundation; (outside Japan) 159 companies. For fiscal 2017: (in Japan) Hitachi, Ltd., 141 Group companies, and the Hitachi Global Foundation; (outside Japan) 196 companies.