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Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

In formulating the Hitachi High-Tech Group's CSR activities, we used the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Version 4.0 (G4).

Strategy and Analysis

Strategy and Analysis
1 a.Provide a statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization's strategy for addressing sustainability.
2 a.Provide a description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.

Organizational Profile

Organizational Profile
3 a.Report the name of the organization.
4 a.Report the primary brands, products, and services.
5 a.Report the location of the organization's headquarters.
6 a.Report the number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries where either the organization has significant operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report.
7 a.Report the nature of ownership and legal form.
8 a.Report the markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers and beneficiaries).
9 a.Report the scale of the organization, including:
‐Total number of employees
‐Total number of operations 
‐Net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues
(for public sector organizations)
‐Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity
(for private sector organizations)
‐Quantity of products or services provided
10 a.Report the total number of employees by employment contract and gender.
b.Report the total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
c.Report the total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
d.Report the total workforce by region and gender.
e.Report whether a substantial portion of the organization's work is performed by workers who are legally recognized as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors.
f.Report any significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries).
11 a.Report the percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
12 a.Describe the organization's supply chain.
13 a.Report any significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization's size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including:
‐Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
‐Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations(for private sector organizations)
‐Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers,including selection and termination
Not applicable
14 a.Report whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.
15 a.List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses. Our parent company, Hitachi, Ltd., has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact and, as a member of the Hitachi Group, we have established the Hitachi High-Tech Group Code of Conduct. In addition, we support the Keidanren's Charter of Corporate Behavior.
16 a.List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
‐Holds a position on the governance body
‐Participates in projects or committees
‐Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
‐Views membership as strategic

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries

Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
17 a.List all entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
b.Whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
18 a.Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries.
b.Explain how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.
19 a.List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content.
20 a.For each material Aspect,report the Aspect Boundary within the organization, as follows:
‐Report whether the Aspect is material within the organization
‐If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organization
 (as described in G4-17), select one of the following two approaches and
  report either:
‐The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for
 which the Aspect is not material or
‐The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for
 which the Aspects is material
‐Report any Specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization
21 a.For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization, as follows:
‐Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organization
‐If the Aspect is material outside of the organization, identify the
 entities,groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material.
 In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material
 for the entities identified
‐Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organization
22 a.Report the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements. Not applicable
23 a.Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries. Not applicable

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement
24 a.Provide a list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
25 a.Report the Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.
26 a.Report the organization's approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.
27 a.Report the key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns.

Report Profile

Report Profile
28 a.Reporting period (such as fiscal or calendar year) for information provided.
29 a.Date of most recent previous report (if any).
30 a.Reporting cycle (such as annual, biennial).
31 a.Provide the contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
32 a.Report the'In accordance' option the organization has chosen.
b.Report the GRI Content Index for the chosen option (see tables below).
c.Report the reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured.
33 a.Report the organization’s policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
b.If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, report the scope and basis of any external assurance provided.
c.Report the relationship between the organization and the assurance providers.
d.Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organization's sustainability report.

Governance

Governance
34 a.Report the governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body. Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.
35 a.Report the process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.
36 a.Report whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body.
37 a.Report processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics. If consultation is delegated, describe to whom and any feedback processes to the highest governance body.
38 a.Report the composition of the highest governance body and its committees by:
‐Executive or non-executive
‐Independence
‐Tenure on the governance body
‐Number of each individual's other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments
‐Gender
‐Membership of under-represented social groups
‐Competences relating to economic, environmental and social impacts
‐Stakeholder representation
39 a.Report whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement).
40 a.Report the Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members, including:
‐Whether and how diversity is considered
‐Whether and how independence is considered
‐Whether and how expertise and experience relating to economic, environmental and social topics are considered
‐Whether and how stakeholders (including shareholders) are involved
41 a.Report processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed. Report whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum:
‐Cross-board membership
‐Cross-shareholding with suppliers and other stakeholders
‐Existence of controlling shareholder
‐Related party disclosures
42 a.Report the highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts.
43 a.Report the measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics.
44 a.Report the processes for evaluation of the highest governance body’s performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics. Report whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency. Report whether such evaluation is a self-assessment.
b.Report actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
45 a.Report the highest governance body’s role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. Include the highest governance body’s role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
b.Report whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body’s identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.
46 a.Report the highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics.
47 a.Report the frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities
48 a.Report the highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization's sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered.
49 a.Report the process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body
50 a.Report the nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them.
51 a.Report the remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the below types of remuneration:
‐Fixed pay and variable pay:
‐Performance-based pay
‐Equity-based pay
‐Bonuses
‐Deferred or vested shares
‐Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments
‐Termination payments
‐Clawbacks
‐Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees
b.Report how performance criteria in the remuneration policy relate to the highest governance body's and senior executives' economic, environmental and social objectives.
52 a.Report the process for determining remuneration. Report whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. Report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organization.
53 a.Report how stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable.
54 a.Report the ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.
55 a.Report the ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.

Ethics and Integrity

Ethics and Integrity
56 a.Describe the organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.
57 a.Report the internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines.
58 a.Report the internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines.

Economic

Economic
DMA Management Approach
Economic Performance
EC1 Direct economic value generated and distributed
EC2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change
EC3 Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations
EC4 Financial assistance received from government
Market Presence
EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported
EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts
Indirect Economic Impact
EC7 Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services supported
EC8 Significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts
Procurement Practices
EC9 Proportion of spending on local suppliers at significant locations of operation

Environmental

Environmental
DMA Management Approach
Materials
EN1 Materials used by weight or volume
EN2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials
Energy
EN3 Energy consumption within the organization
EN4 Energy consumption outside of the organization
EN5 Energy intensity
EN6 Reduction of energy consumption
EN7 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services
Water
EN8 Total water withdrawal by source
EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water Not Applicable
EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused
Biodiversity
EN11 Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Not Applicable
EN12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Not Applicable
EN13 Habitats protected or restored
EN14 Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk Not Applicable
Emissions
EN15 Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1)
EN16 Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 2)
EN17 Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 3)
EN18 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity
EN19 Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
EN20 Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)
EN21 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions
Effluents and Wastes
EN22 Total water discharge by quality and destination
EN23 Total weight of waste by type and disposal method
EN24 Total number and volume of significant spills
EN25 Weight of transported, imported, exported, or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention2 Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally
EN26 Identity, size, protected status, and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the organization's discharges of water and runoff Not Applicable
Products and Services
EN27 Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services
EN28 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category
Compliance
EN29 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Not Applicable
Transport
EN30 Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce
Overall
EN31 Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type
Supplier Environmental Assessment
EN32 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
EN33 Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Social

Labour Practices and Decent Work

Labour Practices and Decent Work
DMA Management Approach
Employment
LA1 Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender, and region
LA2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation
LA3 Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender
Labor/Management Relations
LA4 Minimum notice periods regarding operational changes, including whether these are specified in collective agreements
Occupational Health and Safety
LA5 Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs
LA6 Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of workrelated fatalities, by region and by gender
LA7 Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation
LA8 Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions
Training and Education
LA9 Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category
LA10 Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings
LA11 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
LA12 Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity
Equal Remuneration for Women and Men
LA13 Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation
Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
LA14 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria
LA15 Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken
Labor Practices Grievance Mechanisms
LA16 Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Human Rights

Human Rights
DMA Management Approach
Investment
HR1 Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening
HR2 Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained
Non-discrimination
HR3 Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
HR4 Operations and suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be violated or at significant risk, and measures taken to support these rights
Child Labor
HR5 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor
Forced or Compulsory Labor
HR6 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor
Security Practices
HR7 Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization’s human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations
Indigenous Rights
HR8 Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken Not Applicable
Assessment
HR9 Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments
Supplier Human Rights Assessment
HR10 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using human rights criteria
HR11 Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms
HR12 Number of grievances about human rights impacts filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

SOCIAL:SOCIAL

SOCIAL:SOCIAL
DMA Management Approach
Local Communities
SO1 Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs
SO2 Operations with significant actual or potential negative impacts on local communities
Anti-corruption
SO3 Total number and percentage of operations assessed for risks related to corruption and the significant risks identified
SO4 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures
SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken
Public Policy
SO6 Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary
Anti-competitive Behavior
SO7 Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices and their outcomes
Compliance
SO8 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations
Supplier Assessment for Impacts on Society
SO9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society
SO10 Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken
Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
SO11 Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

SOCIAL:PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY

SOCIAL:PRODUCT RESPONSIBILITY
DMA Management Approach
Customer Health and Safety
PR1 Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement
PR2 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes
Product and Service Labeling
PR3 Type of product and service information required by the organization's procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements
PR4 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes
PR5 Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction
Marketing Communications
PR6 Sale of banned or disputed products
PR7 Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by type of outcomes
Customer Privacy
PR8 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
Compliance
PR9 Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services