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Hitachi High-Technologies 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, FY2018 figures marked with check mark icon have received independent assurance from KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd. in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 and ISAE 3410.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across the Value Chain

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Across the Value Chain
Scope Category Emissions (t-CO2)*1
FY2017 results FY2018 results
Scope1 *2 *5 5,482 7,120
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Scope2 *3 *5 52,770 52,902
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Scope3 *4 *6 1. Purchased goods and services 1,463,846 1,479,193
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2. Capital goods 34,453 49,026
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3. Fuel and energy not included in Scopes 1 and 2 (Not applicable) (Not applicable)
4. Upstream transportation and distribution 7,439 9,098
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5. Waste generated by business activities 827 880
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6. Business travel 7,760 7,598
7. Employee commuting 7,574 6,180
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8. Upstream leased assets (Calculated as part of Scope 1) (Calculated as part of Scope 1)
9. Downstream transportation and distribution*7 (Not applicable) (Not applicable)
10. Processing of sold products (Not applicable) (Not applicable)
11. Use of sold products*8 644,173 688,133
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12. Disposal of sold products*8 476 460
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13. Downstream leased assets*9 (Included in No. 11) (Included in No. 11)
14. Franchises (Not applicable) (Not applicable)
15. Investments (Not applicable) (Not applicable)
Scope3 Total 2,192,496 2,240,568
Scope1 + Scope2 Total 58,202 60,023
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Scope1 + Scope2 + Scope3 Total 2,250,698 2,300,590
*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.
*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.
*7
Category 9 is calculated as category 4 based on the “Basic Guidelines on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain” (Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
*8
Values for fiscal 2017 have been corrected in accordance with revisions to the calculation methods for category 11, “use of sold products,” and category 12, “disposal of sold products.”
*9
Category 13 is 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-Technologies and group companies in Japan, excluding certain sites that reside within other Hitachi group's business sites.
    Energy and greenhouse gases: Hitachi High-Technologies, group manufacturing companies, group sales companies, and group service companies
    Water resource: Hitachi High-Technologies (headquarter and manufacturing sites), group manufacturing companies, group sales companies (headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech materials, 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-Technologies (headquarter and manufacturing sites), group manufacturing companies, group sales companies (headquarter of Hitachi High-Tech materials, 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-Technologies and group manufacturing companies in Japan

Breakdown of Raw Material Inputs

(t)

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