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Editorial Policy

Basic Concept

The Hitachi Sustainability Report 2021 (published September 2021) presents our stance toward environmental (E), social (S), and governance (G) issues, and details the activities we undertook in relation to these in fiscal 2020.

Inasmuch as the report is a tool with which we engage with our stakeholders through comprehensive information disclosure, it is based on the disclosure requirements of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). Additionally, in creating the report, as well as referring to the industry disclosure standards relevant to Hitachi as defined in the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s Sustainable Industry Classification System (SICS), with respect to climate change, we disclose a variety of information based on the proposals of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

What This Report Covers (Boundary of Reporting)

The main period covered is fiscal 2020 (April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021)
Some information on activities in April 2021 and after is also included.
Hitachi, Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiaries
Boundary of Data
Boundary of Data
Financial data 1,217 companies, namely Hitachi, Ltd. and 1,216 consolidated subsidiaries and equity-method associates and joint ventures
Social data Boundary of individual data indicated
Environmental data 872 companies, namely Hitachi, Ltd. and 871 consolidated subsidiaries. However, Group companies that were acquired in the middle of the fiscal year are not included in the scope of the environmental load data. For the scope of the environmental load data associated with Hitachi’s business operations, Hitachi, Ltd., and consolidated subsidiaries environmental load comprises more than 90%*¹ of the total, excluding the Group companies mentioned above.
Based on calculations by Hitachi, Ltd.
Reporting Cycle
Published every year as an annual report
Date Published
September 2021 (Previous report: November 2020)
・The data for each fiscal year are the results according to the boundary of data in that fiscal year.
・The base fiscal year data has been revised to match the boundary of data for fiscal 2020.

Symbol Marks Used in This Report

Technical terms, proper nouns, tables, diagrams, etc, requiring explanation

Hitachi References in This Report

Hitachi, Ltd.
Information on or initiatives of Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi and the Hitachi Group
Information on or initiatives of all Group companies

Key Guidelines Referred to in Preparing This Report

  • GRI Standards, Global Reporting Initiative
    Each section is labeled with GRI topic numbers showing which disclosure requirement it corresponds to.
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2012 version, 2018 version), Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Disclosure Systems for Financial and Non-Financial Information

Disclosure Systems for Financial and Non-Financial Information

The Hitachi Integrated Report discloses both financial and non-financial information about Hitachi’s value creation process. The Hitachi Sustainability Report serves as a tool for comprehensively reporting more detailed ESG-related information.

Financial and Non-Financial Information Reports on Hitachi's Value Creation

Financial Information Reports


Note: Information about Hitachi, Ltd. is also disclosed in the Annual Securities Report and the Report on the 152nd Business Term.

Non-Financial Information Reports

The Hitachi Sustainability Report 2021 provides non-financial information to investors, auditors, and CSR experts in an easily searchable, interactive PDF format (A4, 188 pages).

The CSR website contains not only the contents of this report but also news releases to provide up-to-date information to our diverse stakeholders.


Note: We also disclose information about Hitachi, Ltd. in the Corporate Governance Report (Japanese only).