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At Hitachi High-Technologies, we formulate annual and medium- to long-term environmental action plans to ensure the steady promotion of environmental management. The results of our FY2015 plan and targets in our plans for FY2016 - 2018 are shown below.

Overview of our Environmental Activities in FY2015

Establishment of a Corporation Dedicated to Creating Environmental Value

Evaluation of results ◯:Achieved △:Further improvement required

Environmental Vision 2025
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 100 million tons via products Expanding the range of eco-products and sales thereof 280,000
tons
280,000
tons

Environmental Awareness and Global Environmental Management

Building an Environmental Management System
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Evaluate environmental activities (Green21) and increase the standard of activities Implementing measures to increase the standard of activities
(achieving a Green Points (GP) score of at least 640/800 points)
640 GP 656 (GP)
Conserve ecosystems (biodiversity) Assessing ecosystem conservation and promoting conservation activities Completion of 90% or more of ecosystem conservation program assessment items (items applicable to HHT), and publication on the Internet ・Conducted 90% of ecosystem conservation program assessment items
・Published the above results as well as the acquisition of JHEP certification on the Internet
Build a system for centralized management of global environmental information Enhancing the management of environmental information Periodic Environmental Report (monthly) Completed Periodic Environmental Reports
Periodic Environmental Report (quarterly)
・Enhancing management at overseas subsidiaries
・Exchanging information with practitioners at sites overseas
Periodic Environmental Report (yearly) (HID) Completed quarterly environmental impact report
Raising Environmental Literacy
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Cultivate awareness by continuing the environmental e-Learning program (program compiled by the Hitachi Group) Ongoing participation in the environmental e-Learning program Maintaining the participation rate at 95% or higher 99.9%

Provision of Next-Generation Products and Services

Promoting Eco-products
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Expand the range of eco-products Eco-products as a proportion of net sales
 (Net sales of eco-products / Total net sales in product categories in which eco-products are available)
88% 88%
Eco-product registration rate
(Number of models registered during the fiscal year / Number of models planned for the fiscal year)
At least 80% 92%
Number of models in the Eco-products Select range Consider applicability of the Eco-products Select system No applicable products
Utilize Resources Effectively
・Use of recycled materials
・Recovery of used products
Expanding business in the second-hand sector Ascertain the number of cases of implementation 71 cases
Promote ecodesign management
・Implement ecodesign (the ErP Directive)
Introducing an ecodesign process [First half of year]
(1)Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems and the Mito Production Division of Hitachi High-Tech Solutions → Consider introducing on the basis of current standards, ahead of the establishment of the new standards
(2)Implement on a trial basis, ahead of the establishment of the new standards (simulation using conventional models)
・ [Second half of year]
(1)Establish new standards (Hitachi High-Tech Science, Hitachi High-Tech Fine Systems, Hitachi High-Tech Solutions); revise new standards (Naka Division, Kasado Division)
・ Established new standards in March: HSL, water and HHS
* Approved by the Eco-products Committee at HFS
(Formal approval by the standards committee in May)
・ Revised standards in March: Naka and Kasado

Highly Eco-conscious Factories and Offices

Building the Industry’s Most Advanced Factories
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Promote the acquisition of Eco-Factory Select certification ・ Ensure that already-certified facilities remain certified
・ Consider facilities for certification
Ensure that already-certified facilities remain certified 2 cases
Preventing Global Warming
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Improve the energy consumption rate (new indicator) Improving the energy consumption rate (base fiscal year: 2005) 33.3% 34.6%
Reduce CO2 emissions (Japan) Reducing CO2 emissions (base fiscal year: 1990) 27.4% 32.1%
Reduce heavy oil usage Considering reductions in heavy oil usage Consider reduction measures 31 Kl
*Removed boiler equipment (August) → Replaced with electric heating
Reducing Energy Used in Transport
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Improve the consumption of energy in transporting products Reducing the rate of energy consumption in transporting nominal output
 (base fiscal year: 2006) [Japan] 
Monitor the consumption of energy in transport 0.05 (GJ/M¥)
Reduce energy consumption arising from travel by staff in the course of business operations Promoting more widespread use of eco-cars (vehicles designated by the government as being fuel efficient and having low emissions) Maintain at 90% or higher 91%
Effective Utilization of Resources
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Improve the volume of waste and other materials generated Improving the volume of waste and other materials generated
 (base fiscal year: 2005) 
30% 38.6%
Improving the volume of waste outsourced for treatment and disposal
 (base fiscal year: FY2005) 
50% 56.7%
 Utilize resources effectively Promoting zero-emission operations 0.26% or less
(Changed target)
0.26%
Utilize water resources effectively Maintaining usage at the FY2011 level No more than 2.2(m3/M¥) 1.4(m3/M¥)
Promote the use of electronic manifests Improving the registration (issue) rate [Japan] At least 94%
Scope of management: Now includes sales-focused businesses
91%
Increased number of paper manifests issued to processors that have not yet implemented digitization, and delays in implementing digitization at some sites
Management of Chemical Substances
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2015
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
 Improve atmospheric VOC emissions Improving atmospheric VOC emissions
(base fiscal year: 2006)
73% 79.4%

Overview of our Environmental Activities in the Upcoming Fiscal Years (Fiscal 2016 - 2018)

Environmental Awareness and Global Environmental Management

Environmental Awareness and Global Environmental Management
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement Fiscal Year Target 2016 Fiscal Year Target 2017 Fiscal Year Target 2018
Improvement of level of environmental activities Evaluate environmental activities (Green21) and increase the standard of activities Implementing measures to increase the standard of activities
(achieving a Green Points (GP) score of at least 480/600 points)
240 GP
(600points×40%)
360 GP
(600 points×60%)
480 GP
(600 points×80%)
Contributing to conservation of biodiversity Conserve ecosystems (biodiversity) Promoting conservation activities Number implemented:
305 cases
Number implemented:
312 cases (total to date)
Number implemented:
336 cases (total to date)
Enhancing global environmental information Conduct environmental audits at overseas business locations Strengthening compliance by conducting environmental audits at overseas centers 67%
(2 sites)
100%
(3 sites)
100%
 (3 sites)
Strengthening compliance at domestic centers Conduct environmental audits at domestic business locations Strengthening compliance by conducting environmental audits at domestic centers 60%
(6 sites)
100%
(10 sites)
100%
(10 sites)
Raising Environmental Literacy Cultivate awareness by continuing the environmental e-Learning program (program compiled by the Hitachi Group) Ongoing participation in the environmental e-Learning program Maintain 95% or more of participation rate

Provision of Next-Generation Products and Services

Promoting Eco-products
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement Fiscal Year Target 2016 Fiscal Year Target 2017 Fiscal Year Target 2018
Improve environmental performance of products Limiting the CO2 emissions from products (HHT standards)
 (base fiscal year: 2005)
290,000tons 300,000tons 310,000tons
Reducing the CO2 emissions from products
 (base fiscal year: 2010)
21% 21.3% 21.5%
Conduct environmentally conscious design assessments
(assessments conducted during the year/assessments subjected to during the year)
*Includes conducting LCA evaluations
100%
(All 11 models)
100%
(All 20 models)
100%
(All 20 models)

Highly Eco-conscious Factories and Offices

Preventing Global Warming
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement Fiscal Year Target 2016 Fiscal Year Target 2017 Fiscal Year Target 2018
Improve the energy consumption rate Improving the energy consumption rate (base fiscal year: 2005) 36.6% 39.4% 42.6%
Reduce CO2 emissions Reducing CO2 emissions (HHT standards)
 (base fiscal year: 2013)
Know quantity of CO2 emissions
Consider strategies to reduce quantity
If the government releases a specific reduction target, a target will be formulated separately
Improve the consumption of energy in transporting products Reducing the rate of energy consumption in transporting nominal output (base fiscal year: 2006) [Japan] Monitor the consumption of energy in transport
Effective Utilization of Resources
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement Fiscal Year Target 2016 Fiscal Year Target 2017 Fiscal Year Target 2018
Improve the volume of waste and other materials generated Improving the volume of waste and other materials generated
 (base fiscal year: 2005)
30.9% 31.6% 32.4%
Improving the volume of waste outsourced for treatment and disposal
(HHT standards) (base fiscal year: 2005)
53.3% 54.1% 54.6%
Utilize resources effectively (New indicator) Improving resource recovery rate 99.1% 99.2% 99.3%
Utilize water resources effectively Improving water usage rate
(base fiscal year: 2005)
35.5% 38.5% 40.3%
Promote the use of electronic manifests Improving the registration (issue) rate [Japan]
(HHT standards)
No less than
97.0%
No less than
98.0%
No less than
99.0%
Management of Chemical Substances
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement Fiscal Year Target 2016 Fiscal Year Target 2017 Fiscal Year Target 2018
Improve atmospheric VOC emissions Improving atmospheric VOC emissions
 (base fiscal year: 2006)
44.6% 46.4% 47.0%

Environmental Collaboration with Stakeholders

Global Citizen Project
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement Fiscal Year Target 2016 Fiscal Year Target 2017 Fiscal Year Target 2018
Environmental CSR activities Promoting environmental communication activities (knowing the number implemented) 35 cases 70 cases
(total to date)
105 cases
(total to date)