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Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation has built an environmental management system based on ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, and is making an effort to reduce the environmental load by turning the PDCA cycle (plan-do-check-act cycle).

Status of Acquisition of Certifications under ISO 14001

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation is making a contribution to reducing the environmental load and to environment conservation while sustainably improving its environmental activities. This effort is made by organizing and maintaining a system for environmental activities, by undertaking environmental education and training, and by setting and tackling specific activity objectives and targets under the environmental management systems based on the international standard ISO 14001.

The status of acquisition of certifications by business sites inside and outside Japan is provided in the following list. The head office, branches in Japan, six Group sales companies, sites in the Naka area of Ibaraki Prefecture, and two Group manufacturing companies of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation have individually obtained integrated certifications and are promoting and implementing effective and efficient environmental activities by beefing up their activities that are well harmonized at these sites.

Status of Acquisition of ISO 14001 Certifications by Hitachi High-Technologies Group Companies

(As of April 2016)

Status of Acquisition of ISO 14001 Certifications by Hitachi High-Technologies Group Companies outside Japan
Japan Date of Certification Acquisition Accreditation and Registration Body
Head Office and branches in Japan of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Environment Policy Aug-99 Japan Audit and Certification Organization (JACO)
Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation
Hitachi High-Tech Materials Corporation
Head Office of Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
Head Office of Epolead Service Inc.
Hitachi High-Tech Support Corporation
Gieseche & Debrient GmbH
Naka Area of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Environment Policy Sep-96 JACO
Mito Site of Hitachi High-Tech Solutions Corporation
Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service Corporation
Kasado Area of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation(*1) Environment Policy Dec-97 JACO
Hitachi High-Tech Fielding Corporation Environment Policy Nov-98 TÜV
Head Office of Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems Corporation Environment Policy Dec-97 JACO
Oyama Site of Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation Environment Policy Aug-98 Bureau Veritas Japan 
Oyama Service Center of Epolead Service Inc.
Outside Japan Date of Certification Acquisition Accreditation and Registration Body
Hitachi High-Technologies Europe GmbH
Head Office
March 2005 Intertek
Hitachi High-Technologies Europe GmbH
Mannheim Office
Hitachi High-Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Head Office
September 2008 URS
Hitachi High-Technologies IPC(M) Sdn. Bhd. September 2004 Intertek
Hitachi High-Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Head Office(*2)
August 2009 JACO
Hitachi High-Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Beijing Office(*2)
Hitachi High-Technologies Hong Kong Limited(*2)
Hitachi High-Technologies (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd(*2)
Hitachi High-Technologies Taiwan Corporation
Head Office
February 2003 SGS
Hitachi High-Technologies Taiwan Corporation
Hsinchu Office
Hitachi High-Technologies Taiwan Corporation
Taichung Office
Hitachi High-Technologies Taiwan Corporation
Tainan Office
Hitachi Instrument (Suzhou), Ltd. August 2010 TÜV
Hitachi Instrument (Dalian) co., ltd February 2015 TÜV
*1
The Kasado area of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation acquired certification as one activity unit inside the EMS site of the Rail Systems Company of Hitachi, Ltd.
*2
The business group of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation in China has acquired certification under the extended certification of the Group sales companies of Hitachi High-Technologies in Japan.

Environmental Audit

The business sites of Group companies periodically conduct environmental audits (self-audit, internal audit, and periodical assessment by outside accreditation bodies) to check the effectiveness of management systems, so as to verify whether or not management systems under ISO 14001 are appropriately operated and maintained.

Internal audits are performed by auditors who are approved by an outside accreditation body or other organization. Training is provided to internal auditors before audits are undertaken to upgrade the quality of audits. At Hitachi High Technologies, reciprocal audits are conducted once a year for each environmental management system management classification, including Group companies. The level of audits is enhanced by sharing know-how and measures taken among internal auditors. We conducted audits for FY2015 with an emphasis on compliance with environmental laws, and confirmed that there were no serious legal infractions.