Our Vision is “To pass on a productive environment and prosperous cities to future generations. HCM Group helps to create comfortable living spaces.” In striving to accomplish this, we embrace the values of the Hitachi Construction Machinery Employee Spirit “Kenkijin Spirit”, and we are working to create new value aimed toward achieving our “Vision.” The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group will maintain the core values: Harmony, Sincerity and a Pioneering Spirit.
The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct consist of rules and principles intended to assist officers and employees in making decisions and taking actions in accord with these core values. All officers and employees of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group companies shall understand and follow the Codes of Conduct and act with sincerity and fairness in a highly ethical manner.
2. Sincere and Fair Business Activities
7. Securing Corporate Assets
We will use all our corporate assets only for business activities and other appropriate purposes, and manage them properly to protect their value.
8. Crisis Management
We will make concerted efforts throughout the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group to secure employee safety and business continuity in case of disasters and threats such as earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, cyberattacks, and terrorism.
9. Responsibilities of Employees
Employees shall pledge to comply with the Codes of Conduct. If they become aware of any non-compliant activity, they shall immediately report to their manager or via the internal reporting system.
10. Responsibilities of Top Management
Top managers shall take the initiative in complying with the Codes of Conduct and make their best efforts to conduct business based on corporate ethics and the law. In the event of violation of the Codes of Conduct, top managers shall swiftly take corrective measures and actions to prevent the recurrence of similar incidents, while at the same time strictly disciplining themselves as well as those involved in the violation.
Supplementary Provisions to the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct
The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct shall apply to all officers and employees of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and its consolidated subsidiaries. The consolidated subsidiaries shall establish their own codes of conduct by adopting or revising the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct at a policymaking meeting, ensuring that all their officers and employees fully understand the provisions of the codes.
Each subsidiary shall streamline its organizational structure and systems (e.g. internal reporting system, disciplinary system) to comply with the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct. In the event of violation, disciplinary action shall be taken in accordance with the related rules and internal procedures.
Subsidiaries may enact their own codes of conduct, incorporating the contents of the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct. Such codes of conduct may vary by country or region in accordance with legal systems, social customs, or business characteristics, or include stipulations that do not exist in the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct. Under no circumstances, however, may they contradict the provisions of or weaken the effectiveness of the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct.
When a subsidiary institutes a revised version of the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct, it shall expressly stipulate that revisions have been made based on or with reference to the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct.