Hitachi High-Tech is implementing general education oriented to all employees, site-specific Environmental Management System (EMS) education, and specialized education oriented to environmental affairs offices.
In particular, we provide education on environmental laws and regulations for the purpose of environmental regulatory risk mitigation based on appropriate measures to address environmental regulation as it becomes more stringent every year. This is divided into an advanced course and elementary and intermediate courses according to the level of understanding of the course participants, and in addition to classroom instruction by outside instructors on trends in environmental regulation revision, we provide individual and small group seminars and exercises to enhance understanding.
In addition, we have been holding environmental seminars for our executives and environmental activities coordinators at each of our sites since FY2020, and will continue these seminars in FY2022 and beyond. We aim to improve the efficiency of our environmental activities by promoting a wide range of education in line with the roles of each level, from top management to general employees.
Environmental Education Structure
Specialized Environmental Education
This is education implemented for the purpose of sharing environmental issues that affect the entire Hitachi High-Tech Group (specialized knowledge about reducing environmental impact and dealing with revisions to environmental law) as well as raising the level of environmental management (mutual environmental audits conducted between sites).
Site-Specific Environmental Education
This is education implemented for the purpose of ensuring that personnel who engage in operations that may impact particular site environments and operations that need to satisfy legal compliance obligations have the necessary competencies.
The educational programs geared to different staff levels include time for environmental education, and this is education implemented to enhance environmental knowledge for personnel ranging from new hires to managers, according to their level.
Since FY2019, we have been implementing "Hitachi High-Tech Group Eco-Mind Education" as a common program across our Group, and we have been making the effort to raise the level of understanding and awareness regarding environmental problems.
Since FY2020, we have also been calling on outside instructors for education geared to management and environmental program coordinators. This is part of the steps we are taking to promote more efficient environmental activities by providing deeper understanding of the background required for environmental activities, including societal circumstances involving SDGs, ESG, and so on.
In addition, we started providing educational content (videos) relating to the environment through in-house portals in FY2021. We are working to upgrade our explanatory videos to further enrich the environmental knowledge acquired by our employees.