Mutual understanding by all parties through communication is important to promoting environmental management by the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group. Group companies are expanding overseas through the globalization of our business, which increases the importance of understanding each other’s position and circumstances. To that end, Hitachi Construction Machinery proactively conducts environmental exchanges with group companies, and conducts regular inspections of the status of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, management systems, etc. of group companies by conducting environmental audits every year.
In 2019, the Sustainability Promotion Group changed frequency of internal environmental audits of all its major manufacturing companies in Japan domestic and overseas. We have changed the audit cycle, which used to be once every four years, to an annual audit, and are working to ensure thorough compliance by implementing the PDCA cycle in a shorter period.
We have started environmental patrols at group companies engaged in sales and service sites, and from FY 2020, we have also conducted remote guidance by web meeting. Moreover, from FY 2021, we have conducted compliance check based on a checklist for overseas sales and service sites.