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Our third Global Women's Summit had the theme “Leading through Diversity & Inclusion” (October 2018, Singapore). The event was attended by around 170 female employees from Group companies in 17 countries and regions around the world.
In order to grow sustainably and improve social value, Hitachi must meet a range of social expectations. As well as creating the innovation sought by society, we need to establish a working environment where diverse talent can shine, and rigorously implement fair business practices and respect for human rights throughout the value chain. We also aim for greater involvement in and development of the communities related to our businesses.
Hitachi will strengthen its Social Innovation Business, which has been the key focus under Hitachi's Corporate Credo “to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products,” and will contribute to the sustainable development of society by utilizing its internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, thus helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the realization of Society 5.0. To this end, we will help resolve customer issues by further enhancing Lumada and NEXPERIENCE, a methodology for collaborative creation with customers. “Kyōsō-no-Mori,” a new research initiative for open collaborative creation, will also support our customers in resolving their challenges, and we will promote open innovation through vigorous activity in the field of intellectual property (IP).
R&D Expenditure (consolidated)
The source of sustained growth in the global and digital era is diverse talent to engender innovation and create new value. We at Hitachi seek to attract, develop, and organize our employees by building good relations with them, respecting their fundamental rights, providing equal opportunities, ensuring occupational health and safety, and optimizing the work-life balance. We also actively engage in dialogue regarding compensation and career development.
Ratio of male to female employees
82% to 18%
No. and % of female managers (Hitachi, Ltd.)
In order to ensure respect for human rights not just among Hitachi's employees but throughout its supply chain and among other stakeholders, Hitachi formulated the Hitachi Group Human Rights Policy, created an accompanying framework, and promotes educational and awareness-raising activities as well as the use of grievance mechanisms to address employee concerns throughout the Hitachi Group. In recent years, Hitachi has focused on human rights due diligence and continues to construct and refine systems for accurately grasping and minimizing risk. In fiscal 2018, too, we expanded our business and human rights initiatives both inside and outside Japan.
No. of employees (consolidated)
Distributed CEO's human rights message to
Value Chain Management
As an enterprise that engages in businesses activities in many regions around the world, Hitachi pays close attention to sustainability in the value chain from its suppliers to business partners and customers. Not only do we require that all suppliers strictly follow our CSR procurement policies, we also carry out CSR monitoring (self-checks) and audits to minimize procurement risks. Additionally, as well as developing products and services that all customers can feel secure using, we disclose information in a detailed and appropriate manner. We are also taking proactive steps on privacy protections for the use of personal data, a topic of much interest in recent years.
No. of suppliers
CSR monitoring (self-checks) of suppliers
(total of 1,510 companies
since FY 2011)
Our diverse operations span the globe and involve a wide range of communities. To build long-term relationships with all communities involved in our business and to contribute to their development, we carry out various social contribution activities in the key fields of human development, the environment, and community support. In recent years, we have focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to foster the next generation of human capital who will lead the future, and in fiscal 2018 we carried out a diverse range of activities drawing on the respective strengths of each Group company.
Funding for social contribution activities
No. of participants
(appx. 18.5% of total employees)