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Hitachi actively pursues a range of activities aimed at developing a more sustainable society. These activities have earned the Hitachi Group high marks from numerous external organizations.
ESG Investing indicates an investing activity to evaluate corporate management with emphasis on three kinds of Environmental, Social and Governance factors and conduct issue selection.
Hitachi has been responding to external evaluation necessary for ESG Investing actively.
Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index indicates an index through Euronext (Netherlands) which is operating a number of stock exchanges in Europe and Vigeo Eiris (France/UK) which is a rating and research agency on ESG.
It has been comprised of the top 120 companies advanced globally on "Environmental", "Social" and "Governance" in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific regions.
Hitachi, Ltd. has been selected for "Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index" since FY 2017. (at June 2020)
FTSE4Good Index Series is one of indexes to be calculated by FTSE Group wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange, and has selected issues in line with five themes of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) including Environmental management, Reduction of climate change, Rights of human and labor, Supply chain labor standards and Anti-bribery.
Hitachi Metals, Hitachi Construction Machinery and Hitachi High-Tech Corporation have been adopted as selected issues.
Hitachi Metals, Hitachi Construction Machinery and Hitachi High-Tech Corporation have been selected for MSCI Japan ESG Leaders Index. (at December 2019)
Hitachi Metals and Hitachi High-Tech Corporation have been selected for MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index. (at December 2019)
Hitachi Metals, Hitachi Construction Machinery and Hitachi High-Tech Corporation have been selected for FTSE Blossom Japan Index. (at December 2019)
Hitachi Construction Machinery has been selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Index Asia Pacific (DJSI Asia Pacific) in 2019 which is a globally recognized Socially Responsible Investment index.
DJSI is an acronym for Dow Jones Sustainability Index and an ESB investing index which is designed by S&P Dow Jones Indices (US) and RobecoSAM (Swiss). (at September 2019)
CDP is an international non-profit organization that globally evaluates corporate efforts for climate change and water. CDP has adopted an evaluation system in which companies are graded on nine scales of A, A－, B, B－, C, C－, D, D－ or F (F being failure to respond).
|Hitachi, Ltd.||Climate change: A– Water security: A|
|Hitachi Metals||Climate change: B– Water security: B–|
|Hitachi Construction Machinery||Climate change: A– Water security: B|
|Hitachi High-Tech||Climate change: A– Water security: A–|
Hitachi, Ltd. was presented with a silver award at the ESG Finance Awards, a program launched by the Ministry of the Environment to promote the dissemination and growth of ESG finance in Japan. In fiscal 2019 we held an ESG briefing for the first time, where our top management clearly described their commitment to sustainable management and listened closely to comments from shareholders and other stakeholders. We were highly praised for our continuous efforts in this area, which also include our Group’s governance structure, which aims to instill sustainable management across the entire Group, and steady practice of PDCA in accordance with our ambitious long-term environmental and climate change targets, including our Environmental Action Plan, to be updated every three years based on these targets.
Hitachi, Ltd. promotes diversity as an important component of its management strategy and strives to create work environments enabling its diverse human capital to play an active role. In recognition of these initiatives, we received Eruboshi certification, which is conferred to companies that are implementing exceptional measures under the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. Hitachi, Ltd. was awarded class 2 (assessed in three categories); other Group companies receiving Eruboshi certification include Hitachi High-Tech(class 3), Hitachi Systems (class 3), and Hitachi Solutions (class 3).
Hitachi, Ltd. is included in the Diversity Management Selection 100, an initiative of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI). The Diversity Management Selection 100 system chooses and recognizes companies that have achieved high results in such areas as improving innovation and productivity by using the talents of diverse employees, including women, different nationalities, older employees, and people with disabilities. Hitachi was lauded for going beyond simply introducing diversity programs to promote diversity management Group-wide as a corporate strategy backed by strong management commitment.
Hitachi, Ltd. has received Kurumin certification.*1 This was granted under Japan’s Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children, in recognition of its achievements in developing and implementing action plans supporting child care so that employees can work with the peace of mind that comes from a good work-life balance.