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In order to achieve the "harmony with the environment" referred to in the basic philosophy of the Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Standards of Corporate Conduct and the Corporate Vision, we have established the Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Guidelines for Environmental Action, which comprise our medium to long-term vision, and the entire Group is promoting environmental management accordingly.
At Hitachi High-Technologies, we aim to be a company that is trusted by all of our stakeholders, and to contribute to the progress of society through business activities based around value creation through high-tech solutions. Our management is trusted as fair and transparent, and in addition to continual growth, we value "harmony with the environment," and endeavor to create a vibrant society as a corporate citizen that fulfills its social responsibilities with enthusiasm and pride.
The basic philosophy of the Guidelines is based on the "Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation Standards of Corporate Conduct" (Established on Aug. 21, 1984). The Guidelines are intended to guide Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation’s actions for addressing environmental conservation in relation to its business activities.
In order to realize an environmentally harmonious and sustainable society through products and services, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation is committed to meeting its social responsibilities by promoting globally-applicable "MONOZUKURI" (designing, manufacturing or repairing of products), which is aimed at reducing environmental burdens of products throughout their entire life cycles, ensuring global environmental conservation.
Adopted Jan. 2003, revised Apr. 2011
An environmental management promotion organization is in place, covering the entire Hitachi High Technologies Group, for the purpose of strengthening environmental management and promoting efficient environmental activities.
Each Group company has been divided their business into 3 blocks according to the type of business; namely, sales, manufacturing, and services, to promote efficient environmental activities. The Environmental Strategy Manager for the entire Group oversees all of the Group’s environmental activities, and has appointed an Environment Promotion Manager for each block, as well as setting up an environmental management organization and establishing an action policy, etc., for each block.
The purpose of the Environment Committee is to conduct operational management and improvement, and to minimize environmental risks and risks related to chemical substances contained in products. There are several subcommittees operating under the committee, which conduct environmental activities in a more detailed manner.
The chairman of the Environment Committee will be the officer in charge of environmental management. The chairman determines matters under deliberation that affect operations and matters that are dealt with as internal control issues, and reports to the Internal Control Management Committee.
We work toward compliance by dividing domestic divisions and group companies, including those located overseas, into business blocks, and creating internal standards for each company that are more stringent than the regulations in that country or region. In addition, we endeavor to prevent environmental accidents by identifying latent environmental risks and checking our compliance with environmental legislation through reciprocal environmental audits.
In particular, with regard to risk management for products dealt by overseas group companies, we are working to increase the accuracy of information that is produced and shared, and to reduce risk through the Global Environmental Management Subcommittee, which is a corporate function. Similarly, at manufacturing sites, we conduct periodic provision of information, on-site instruction, and auditing with regard to legislation management through the Production Group Subcommittee and the Environmental Strategy Subcommittee.
Organizational Chart of the Environment Committee and Affiliated Subcommittees