Hitachi Construction Machinery Group is promoting the prohibition and reduction of the use of chemical substances in product use and production activities. For chemical substances where reduction proves difficult, we are striving to restrict emissions and prevent pollution of the atmosphere, waterways, and soil. HCM Group is committed to global environmental preservation through advanced safety reviews of new chemicals and management of chemicals and waste water.
Most of the emissions that we release are volatile organic compounds (VOC) contained in paint, solvents, etc. We have set VOC emission reduction targets, and are steadily replacing these with substances containing less VOC’s in order to reduce the emission of such substances.
In FY2022, we have been continuously promoting the conversion to low-VOC paints such as high-solid paints, the improvement of painting efficiency through robotization, and the introduction of VOC recovery equipment. We are restructuring our factories and introducing highly efficient painting equipment to reduce the amount of paint used, thereby promoting VOC reduction.