The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group has established “CSR Goal” and “CSR Activity Guidelines”, in addition to “CSR Agendas” which are based on the ISO 26000 global standard for corporate social responsibility; as of FY2015 we have begun work on those initiatives, and we continue to promote CSR activities by incorporating the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle into daily works.
In April 2019, former Environment Policy Division and the former CSR Promotion Department were integrated to form the “Sustainability Promotion Group”, an organization under the direct control of the company president. Our system is centered around the newly established Sustainability Promotion Group, which comprehensively manages and promotes sustainability-related initiatives for the entire Group as well as discloses information as appropriate. The Sustainability Promotion Committee, chaired by the CEO and composed of executive officers, meets twice a year to discuss and approve ESG-related issues related to management decisions, including responses to climate change. Furthermore, these important ESG issues are discussed and approved by the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, and are appropriately monitored and supervised.
As part of our global structure, we share our policies and direction on sustainability promotion with representatives of overseas Group companies at the Global Sustainability Meeting and exchange opinions with them. In addition, the Global Sustainability Working Group shares measures in each country and region based on the determined direction, and promotes and strengthens sustainability initiatives on a global basis.