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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)

FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Revenue 9,162.2 9,368.6 9,480.6
Adjusted operating income 587.3 714.6 754.9
EBIT*1 475.1 644.2 513.9
Income from continuing operations, before income taxes 469.0 638.6 516.5
Net income attributable to Hitachi, Ltd. Stockholders 231.2 362.9 222.5
Capital investment (completion basis) 377.5 374.9 414.7
R&D expenditure 323.9 332.9 323.1
*1
EBIT: Income from continuing operations before income tax, less interest income, plus interest charges.

Environmental

Achieving a Low-Carbon Society/Achieving a Resource Efficient Society/Achieving a Harmonized Society with Nature

FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Rate of reduction in CO2 emissions from use of products and services (base: FY 2010)*1 (%) 35 33 34
CO2 emissions from factories and offices (kt-CO2) 4,128 3,895 4,577*2 4,663*2 4,470*2
Water use (million m3) 46.86 43.91 41.34*2 38.54*2 37.02*2
Waste and valuables generation (kt) 692 618 1,336*2 1,356*2 1,384*2
Atmospheric emissions of chemical substances (t) 4,415 3,615 4,380*2*3 4,223*2*3 4,392*2*3

Scope of Data

Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries.
Number of companies: FY 2014: 996; FY 2015: 1,057; FY 2016: 865; FY 2017: 880; FY 2018: 804.

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.

Social

Innovative Management

Research and Development/Intellectual Property

FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Ratio of R&D expenditure to revenue (%) 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.4
Patent application ratio outside Japan (%) 59 59 57 56 58

Scope of Data

Hitachi, Ltd. and consolidated subsidiaries (including variable interest entities).
Number of companies: FY 2014: 996; FY 2015: 1,057; FY 2016: 865; FY 2017: 880; FY 2018: 804.

Human Capital

Employee Data

Human Capital
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Number of employees*1 31,375 37,353 35,631 34,925 33,490
Male 26,428 31,536 29,921 29,220 27,828
Female 4,947 5,817 5,710 5,705 5,662
Average age (years)*1 41.0 41.2 41.4 41.7 42.1
Male 41.6 41.7 42.0 42.3 42.7
Female 38.0 38.4 38.6 39.0 39.3
Average service (years)*1 18.4 18.4 18.6 18.8 19.0
Male 19.0 19.0 19.2 19.4 19.6
Female 15.4 15.6 15.7 16.0 16.1
Turnover ratio (%)*1*2 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.6

Developing Global Human Capital

Developing Global Human Capital
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Number of young employees participating in training outside Japan*3 720 674 382 378 392

Diversity and Inclusion/Work-Life Management

Diversity and Inclusion/Work-Life Management
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Ratio of female employees (%)*1 16.3 16.5 16.8 17.2 17.8
Global ratio (number) of female managers*4 6.0
(3,670)
6.4
(3,727)
6.3
(3,365)
6.4
(3,459)
6.8
(3,638)
Ratio (number) of female managers*1 *5 3.7 (434) 4.0 (474) 4.1 (509) 4.2 (577) 4.8 (635)
General manager or above 2.8 (87) 3.2 (104) 3.3 (113) 3.2 (128) 3.4 (135)
Section manager 4.1 (347) 4.3 (370) 4.4 (396) 4.6 (449) 5.3 (500)
Ratio of new female graduates hired (%)*6 21.7 22.8 26.3 26.6 24.2
Technical 18.3 17.3 20.8 17.2 17.9
Administrative 41.0 45.5 42.1 53.8 51.6
Employment ratio of people with disabilities (%)*7 2.03 2.08 2.11 2.15 2.23
Number of employees taking maternity/paternity leave*1 Female 508 524 664 724 720
Male 236 307 352 426 464
Number of employees using shorter working hours for child care*1 Female 663 668 822 887 893
Male 4 3 2 2 5
Number of employees taking nursing-care leave*1 Female 8 8 7 7 9
Male 9 9 8 14 9
Number of employees using shorter working hours for nursing care*1 Female 7 9 9 12 11
Male 3 3 3 3 2
Paid leave*1 Average number of days 15.4 15.6 16.3 17.2 18.7
Ratio (%) 64.3 65.3 68.1 72.0 78.3
Average overtime hours/month*1 12.2 11.9 12.8 10.9 9.3

Occupational Health and Safety*8

Occupational Health and Safety*8
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Number of fatal accidents 3 4 3 5 0
Occupational accident severity rate*9 0.09 0.07 0.18 0.17 0.11
Occupational accident frequency rate*9 0.27 0.22 0.18 0.25 0.20

Scope of Data

*1
Hitachi, Ltd.
*2
Includes only voluntary resignations.
*3
Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Group companies in Japan.
*4
All full-time, regular female managers excluding those dispatched to non-Group companies.
*5
Since fiscal 2017, “Female managers” has included managerial employees dispatched from Hitachi, Ltd. to other companies and those accepted from other companies by Hitachi, Ltd. Earlier figures include regular managerial employees dispatched to other companies but exclude those accepted from other companies.
*6
Graduates from universities or colleges (including postgraduate schools and technical colleges).
*7
Including Hitachi, Ltd. and special subsidiaries and related Group companies. Data compiled on June 1 of each fiscal year (2.26% in fiscal 2019 including 2 special subsidiaries and 17 related Group companies).
*8
January to December each year.
*9
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; 202 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2017; 188 Hitachi Group companies in Japan including Hitachi, Ltd. for 2018.

Value Chain Management

Responsible Procurement

Value Chain Management
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Number of audits by external auditing organizations 20 20 20 18 24

Community

Social Contribution Activities

Community
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Funding for social contribution activities (million yen)*1 1,218 889 527 948 841
Funding for social contribution activities (million yen)*2 2,327 2,057 1,953 2,195 1,888

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. For fiscal 2018: (in Japan) Hitachi, Ltd., 141 Group companies, and the Hitachi Global Foundation; (outside Japan) 152 companies.

Governance

Governance
Total Gender Nationality
Male Female Japanese Non-Japanese
Directors*1 11*2 9 2 7 4
Executive officers*1 39 39 0 37 2
Executive officers and corporate officers*1*3 80 76 4 (5.0%) 73 7 (8.8%)
*1
As of June 2019.
*2
Including eight independent directors (four from Japan and four from outside Japan).
*3
Positions considered to be at executive officer and corporate officer level within the company.