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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 FY2017 plan and targets in our plans for FY2016 - 2018 are shown below.

Overview of our Environmental Activities in FY2017

Environmental Awareness and Global Environmental Management

Improving the Level of Environmental Activities
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result 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)
360 GP
600 points x 60%
388GP
Contributing to the Conservation of Ecosystems
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result Evaluation
Conserve ecosystems (biodiversity) Contributing to the conservation of ecosystems (implementing ecosystem conservation activities) 313 activities conducted 320 activities conducted
Enhancing Global Environmental Information
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result Evaluation
Enhancing global environmental information Enhancing compliance at overseas sites by conducting environmental audits 100%
(3 sites)
133%
(4 sites)
Enhancing Compliance at Domestic Sites
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result Evaluation
Conducting environmental audits at domestic offices Enhancing compliance at domestic sites by conducting environmental audits 59%
(24 sites)
61%
(25 sites)
Raising Environmental Literacy
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result 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 Targets Activities to Promote Achievement FY2017
Targets Results Evaluation
Improve the environmental performance of products Amount of decrease in CO2 emissions from products (base FY2005) 300kt-CO2 300kt-CO2
Percentage decrease in CO2 emissions from products (base FY2010) 28.7% 29.0%
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 Targets Activities to Promote Achievement FY2017
Targets Results Evaluation
Improve the energy consumption rate Improving the energy consumption rate (base FY2005) 43.5% 45.3%
Reduce CO2 emissions (Japan) Reducing CO2 emissions (base FY2013) 34,210t-CO2 33,598t-CO2
Improve the consumption of energy in transporting products Reducing the rate of energy consumption in transporting nominal output Monitor the consumption of energy in transport 0.044 (GJ/M¥)
Effective Utilization of Resources
Action Targets Activities to Promote Achievement FY2017
Targets Results Evaluation
Improve the volume of waste and other materials generated Improving the volume of waste and other materials generated
(base fiscal FY 2005)
 37.3% 39.5%
Improving the volume of waste outsourced for treatment and disposal
(base FY 2005)
 55.4% 60.5%
Utilize resources effectively Improving the rate of recycling 99.8% 99.7% ×
Promote more efficient use of water Improving unit water consumption 45.5% 45.0% ×
Promote the use of electronic manifests Improving the registration (issue) rate 97.6% or more 95.9% ×
Management of Chemical Substances
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result Evaluation
Reduce atmospheric emissions of chemical substances Improving atmospheric emissions of chemical substances
(base FY 2006)
58.5% 62.5%
Global Citizen Project
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement FY2017
Target Result Evaluation
Environmental CSR activities Promoting environmental communication activities (knowing the number implemented) 82 cases
(total to date)
139 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 Targets Activities to Promote Achievement Targets
FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 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 33%
(2 sites)
50%
(3 sites)
100%
(6 sites)
Strengthening compliance at domestic centers Conduct environmental audits at domestic business locations Strengthening compliance by conducting environmental audits at domestic centers 39%
(16 sites)
Target changed*
59%
(24 sites)
Target changed*
100%
(41 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 Targets
FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Improve environmental performance of products Limiting the CO2 emissions from products
(base FY 2005)
290kt-CO2 300kt-CO2 310kt-CO2
Reducing the CO2 emissions from products
(base FY 2010)
21% 25% 33.6%
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 Targets Activities to Promote Achievement Targets
FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Improve the energy consumption rate Improving the energy consumption rate (base : FY 2005) 36.6% 43.5% 53.0%
Reduce CO2 emissions Reducing CO2 emissions
(base : FY 2013)
Consider reduction target based on Japanese governmental target 34,210t-CO2 34,938t-CO2
Improve the consumption of energy in transporting products Reducing the rate of energy consumption in transporting nominal output (base : FY 2006) 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 : FY 2005)
30.9% 37.2% 41.2%
Improving the volume of waste outsourced for treatment and disposal
(base : FY 2005)
53.3% 55.4% 60.4%
Utilize resources effectively Improving resource recovery rate 99.1% 99.8% 99.9%
Utilize water resources effectively Improving water usage rate
(base : FY 2005)
35.5% 45.5% 50.3%
Promote the use of electronic manifests Improving the registration (issue) rate No less than
90.0%
No less than
97.6%
No less than
97.6%
Improve atmospheric VOC emissions Improving atmospheric VOC emissions
(base : FY 2006)
44.6% 58.5% 61.4%

Environmental Collaboration with Stakeholders

Global Citizen Project
Action Target Activitity to Promote Achievement Targets
FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Environmental CSR activities Promoting environmental communication activities (knowing the number implemented) 35 cases 82 cases
(total to date)
200 cases
(total to date)