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Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

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

Overview of our Environmental Activities in FY2016

Environmental Awareness and Global Environmental Management

Improving the Level of Environmental Activities
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
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 480/600 points)
240 GP
600 points x 40%
272GP
Contributing to the Conservation of Ecosystems
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Conserve ecosystems (biodiversity) Contributing to the conservation of ecosystems (implementing ecosystem conservation activities) 305 activities conducted 305 activities conducted
Enhancing Global Environmental Information
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Enhancing global environmental information Enhancing compliance at overseas sites by conducting environmental audits 67%
(2 sites)
67%
(2 sites)
Enhancing Compliance at Domestic Sites
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Conducting environmental audits at domestic offices Enhancing compliance at domestic sites by conducting environmental audits 64%
(16 sites)
64%
(16 sites)
Raising Environmental Literacy
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
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 100%

Provision of Next-Generation Products and Services

Promoting Eco-products
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Improve the environmental performance of products Amount of decrease in CO2 emissions from products (base fiscal year: 2005) 290,000 tons 290,000 tons
Percentage decrease in CO2 emissions from products (base fiscal year: 2010) 21% 23.7%
Performance of environmentally conscious design assessments
(Number of assessments performed in year divided by number of assessments targeted for year)
*Including performance of LCAs
100%
(All targeted models)
100%
(All targeted models)

Highly Eco-conscious Factories and Offices

Preventing Global Warming
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Improve the energy consumption rate Improving the energy consumption rate (base fiscal year: 2005) 36.6% 42.9%
Reduce CO2 emissions (Japan) Reducing CO2 emissions (base fiscal year: 2013) Consider reduction target in line with Japanese governmental target. Established emission targets for FY2017 and FY2018.
Improve the consumption of energy in transporting products Reducing the rate of energy consumption in transporting nominal output
 (base fiscal year: 2006)
Monitor the consumption of energy in transport 0.034 (GJ/M¥)
Effective Utilization of Resources
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
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)
30.9% 39.8%
Improving the volume of waste outsourced for treatment and disposal
(base fiscal year: FY2005)
53.3% 54.9%
Utilize resources effectively Improving the rate of recycling 99.1% 99.7%
Promote more efficient use of water Improving unit water consumption 35.5% 40.7%
Promote the use of electronic manifests Improving the registration (issue) rate [Japan] At least 97%
86.4%
Management of Chemical Substances
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Reduce atmospheric emissions of chemical substances Improving atmospheric emissions of chemical substances
(base fiscal year: 2006)
44.6% 57.8%
Global Citizen Project
Action Target Activities to Promote Achievement FY2016
Fiscal Year Target Results Evaluation
Environmental CSR activities Promoting environmental communication activities (knowing the number implemented) 35 cases 67 cases
(total to date)

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:
313 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 64%
(16 sites)
Target changed*
96%
(24 sites)
Target changed*
100%
(25 sites)
*Environmental legal compliance audits added to number conducted from perspective of strengthening compliance
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
(base fiscal year: 2005)
290,000tons 300,000tons 310,000tons
Reducing the CO2 emissions from products
(base fiscal year: 2010)
21%
Target revised upward
25%
Target revised upward
30%
Target revised upward
Conduct environmentally conscious design assessments
(assessments conducted during the year/assessments subjected to during the year)
*Includes conducting LCA evaluations
100%
(All targeted models)
100%
(All targeted models)
100%
(All targeted 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% 43.5% 45.4%
Reduce CO2 emissions
(within Japan)
Reducing CO2 emissions
(base fiscal year: 2013)
Consider reduction target based on Japanese governmental target 34,762t-CO2
Target established
35,539t-CO2
Target established
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
Improve the volume of waste and other materials generated Improving the volume of waste and other materials generated
(base fiscal year: 2005)
30.9% 43.1% 46.2%
Improving the volume of waste outsourced for treatment and disposal
(base fiscal year: 2005)
53.3% 55.3% 58.0%
Utilize resources effectively Improving resource recovery rate 99.1% 99.8% 99.8%
Utilize water resources effectively Improving water usage rate
(base fiscal year: 2005)
35.5% 45.9% 49.2%
Promote the use of electronic manifests Improving the registration (issue) rate [Japan] No less than
90.0%
No less than
98.0%
No less than
98.0%
Improve atmospheric VOC emissions Improving atmospheric VOC emissions
(base fiscal year: 2006)
44.6% 58.5% 57.9%

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 95 cases
(total to date
Target revised upward)
105 cases
(total to date)