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Hitachi High-Tech GLOBAL

Greenhouse Gas

The Hitachi High-Tech Group is working on reducing CO2 value chain emissions, including CO2 emissions resulting from energy use at its business sites (Scope 1 and 2) and CO2 emissions elsewhere (Scope 3), as a response to the risks of climate change.

Independent Assurance

In order to enhance the credibility of this report, FY2019 figures marked with image:check mark icon have received independent assurance from SOCOTEC Certification Japan Co., Ltd. in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and ISO14064-3.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across the Value Chain

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across the Value Chain
Scope Category Emissions(t-CO2)*1
FY2018 results FY2019 results
Scope1 *2 *5 7,120 6,741
Scope2 *3 *5
Market base
52,902 47,181
< 50,783 >
Scope3 *4 *6 1.Purchased goods and services 1,479,193 1,418,395
2.Capital goods 49,026 86,412
3.Fuel and energy not included in Scopes 1 and 2*7 (Not applicable) 11,951
4.Upstream transportation and distribution 9,098 5,934
5.Waste generated by business activities 880 1,059
6.Business travel 7,598 1,385
7.Employee commuting 6,180 6,179
8.Upstream leased assets (Included in Scope 1,2)*8 (Included in Scope 1,2)
9.Downstream transportation and distribution (Not applicable)*9 (Not applicable)
10.Processing of sold products (Not applicable)*9 (Not applicable)
11.Use of sold products 688,133 829,133
12.Disposal of sold products 460 535
13.Downstream leased assets*10 (Included in No. 11) (Included in No. 11)
14.Franchises (Not applicable)*9 (Not applicable)
15.Investments (Not applicable)*9 (Not applicable)
Scope 3 Total 2,240,568 2,360,982
Scope1+ Scope2 Total 60,023 53,923
< 57,524 >
Scope1 + Scope2 + Scope3 Total 2,300,590 2,414,905
< 2,418,506 >
*1
Due to the number of displayed digits, the total individual values and those for each line may differ in some cases.
*2
Direct emissions of greenhouse gases from the organization itself. Includes greenhouse gases from non-energy sources.
*3
Indirect emissions due to the use of electricity and heat supplied by other companies.Number in is by location basis.
*4
Indirect emissions not included in Scopes 1 and 2.
*5
Reporting boundary for Scopes 1 and 2 emissions: Hitachi High-Tech Group companies (excluding two overseas subsidiaries)
*6
Reporting boundary for Scope 3 emissions: Hitachi High-Tech Group companies in Japan, Hitachi Instrument (Suzhou), Ltd., and Hitachi Instruments (Dalian) Co., Ltd.HITACHI HIGH-TECH ANALYTICAL SCIENCE (Germany, Finland, China)
*7
Category 3, which is fuel and energy not included in Scopes 1 and 2, has been calculated since FY 2019.
*8
Category 8, which is upstream lease assets, was modified in FY 2018 to match the notation in recognition that it is included not only in Scope 1, but also Scope 2.
*9
Category 9, which is downstream transportation and distribution, category 10, which is processing of sold products, category 14, which is franchises, and category 15, which is investments are classified as “Not applicable” since they are not related to the business activities of our group, and also changed the notation in FY 2018.
*10
The notation for category 13, which is downstream leased assets, as changed to "included in category 11."

Materials Balance

The following information shows the quantity of resource inputs into the business activities of the Hitachi High-Tech Group and the scale of emissions that impose a burden on the environment.

Quantity of Resource Inputs and Emissions That Impose a Burden on the Environment

Table: Quantity of Resource Inputs and Emissions That Impose a Burden on the Environment

  • * The reporting boundary is the following Hitachi High-Tech and group companies in Japan, excluding certain sites that reside within other Hitachi group's business sites.
    Energy and greenhouse gases: Hitachi High-Tech, group manufacturing companies, group sales companies, and group service companies
    Water resource: Hitachi High-Tech (headquarter and manufacturing sites), group manufacturing companies, group sales companies (headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech Nexus, headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech Support, headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech Science), and group service companies (headquarter, Hokkaido/Tohoku area, Kanto/Koshinetsu area, Chubu/Hokuriku area, west Japan branch, Chugoku area and Kyushu branch office)
    Waste: Hitachi High-Tech (headquarter and manufacturing sites), group manufacturing companies, group sales companies (headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech Nexus, headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech Support, headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech Science), and group service companies
  • * Raw material inputs include raw materials only and do not include components, semi-finished goods, or finished products purchased from external parties.
  • * There are no emissions of non-energy –derived CO2, CH4 and N2O specified in the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures.

Quantity of Raw Material Inputs (only metals)

Graph: Quantity of Raw Material Inputs (only metals)

  • * Reporting boundary: Manufacturing sites of the Hitachi High-Tech and group manufacturing companies in Japan

Breakdown of Raw Material Inputs

(t)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across the Value Chain
Material FY2015 FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019
Iron (including steel plate) 171.4 175.0 327.0 302.0 240.0
Stainless steel 517.4 619.2 790.1 600 469.0
Aluminium 1,272.0 1,819.5 1,724.9 1,321 1,191.0
Copper 165.4 129.0 76.0 69.0 68.0
Lead 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Total 2,126.2 2,742.7 2,919.0 2,293.0 1,969.0