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As a member of the Hitachi Group, the HCM Group shares Hitachi, Ltd.’s “Vision”, the Hitachi Founding Spirit and states our Codes of Conduct in line with them. The HCM Group positions our Codes of Conduct as the basic policies on corporate governance.
We firmly recognize that we should act not only to improve our business performance but also to serve as a useful corporate citizen in society. Our commitment to fair and transparent corporate behavior underpins our corporate governance. We believe this commitment will in turn lead to greater corporate value and improved shareholder value.
We have adopted a corporate organizational system of a company with nominating committee, etc. as defined in Article 2, Paragraph 12 of the Companies Act, with the aim of ensuring fair and transparent management while building an operational system that facilitates the prompt and sound execution of management strategy. We have greatly strengthened our system of corporate governance through this separation of management oversight from business operations.
In addition, the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group’s own Code of Conduct, based on that of the Hitachi Group, guides our basic policy for corporate governance as one of the Hitachi Group companies, and serves as the foundation for the Hitachi brand and our CSR activities. We will foster the Hitachi Group’s common values and share the same understanding of our corporate social responsibilities.
The HCM Group has adopted a corporate organizational system based on a structure for company with nominating committee, etc., as defined in the Companies Act, with the aims of ensuring highly fair and transparent management while building an operational system that facilitates the prompt and sound execution of management strategy. We have greatly strengthened our system of corporate governance through this separation of management oversight from business execution. The Board of Directors comprises ten (10) Directors, of which three (3) are Outside Directors (two (2) male and one (1) female). The Representative Executive Officer and Executive Officers, who are authorized to do so by the Board of Directors, have the right to make decisions on business execution and execute work in accordance with the Company’s basic management policies. The Board of Directors decides the responsibilities and duties of the Executive Officers, matters regarding supervision and authority, and the mutual relationships among the Executive Officers. An Executive Committee (convening twice a month, in principle), comprising all the Executive Officers has been established as a consultative organ for the Representative Executive Officer and President in making business decisions. The Executive Committee exercises control regarding important matters related to the management of the company’s operations.
Since one (1) of Hitachi Construction Machinery’s ten (10) Directors also concurrently serves as advisor to Hitachi Ltd., the parent company is able to exert influence on decisions on our management policy through the views expressed by this director at Board meetings. Nevertheless, the other nine (9) directors do not serve concurrently in executive or other positions at Hitachi Ltd. and there are three (3) outside directors who have been reported to the Tokyo Stock Exchange as independent officers. Therefore, we are in a position to be able to make our own management decisions. Also, terms and conditions of transactions with Hitachi Ltd. and its group companies are determined reasonably based on mutual discussions referencing market prices and other factors.
1. Method for determination of policies
Our Compensation Committee sets forth the policy on the determination of the amount of compensation for the company’s individual Directors and Executive Officers pursuant to the provision of the Companies Act applicable to companies with nominating committees, etc.
2. Policy Overview
(1) Matters relating to both Directors and Executive Officers
Compensation will be commensurate with the scope and range of our company’s business, the ability required of, and the responsibilities and risks to be borne by, Directors and Executive Officers, taking into consideration package at other companies.
(2) Matters relating to Directors
Compensation for Directors consists of a monthly salary and year-end allowance.
(3) Matter relating to Executive Officers
Compensation for Executive Officers consists of a monthly salary and performance-linked compensation.
Hideaki Takahashi Chairman of the Board
Kazushige Okuhara Outside Director
Haruyuki Toyama Outside Director
Junko Hirakawa Outside Director
Tetsuo Katsurayama Director
Toshikazu Sakurai Director
Koji Sumioka Director
Seishi Toyoshima Director
Toshitake Hasunuma Director
Kotaro Hirano Director
|Representative Executive Officer, President, Executive Officer and Director||Kotaro Hirano|
|Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Executive Officer and Director||Koji Sumioka|
|Executive Vice President and Executive Officer||Yasushi Ochiai|
|Senior Vice President, Executive Officer and Director||Tetsuo Katsurayama|
|Senior Vice President and Executive Officer||Michifumi Tabuchi|
|Senior Vice President and Executive Officer||Naoyoshi Yamada|
|Vice President and Executive Officer||Takaharu Ikeda|
|Vice President and Executive Officer||Sonosuke Ishii|
|Vice President and Executive Officer||Seishi Toyoshima|
|Vice President and Executive Officer||Hideshi Fukumoto|
|Executive Officer||Yusuke Kajita|
|Executive Officer||Moriaki Kadoya|
|Executive Officer||Masafumi Senzaki|
|Executive Officer||Kazunori Nakamura|
|Executive Officer||Masaaki Hirose|
|Executive Officer||Hidehiko Matsui|
|Executive Officer||Makoto Yamazawa|
|Executive Officer||David Harvey|
Note: Executive officers are listed in the Japanese syllabic order for each job title.
We have appointed Kazunari Okuhara as Outside Director so that he can provide advice on our company’s overall management and supervise the execution of duties by Executive Officers from an independent position, utilizing his extensive experience as the top executive of a global company, knowledge and deep insight on personnel and labor policy.
Mr. Okuhara is a constituent member of the nominating committee and audit committee.
We have appointed Haruyuki Toyama as Outside Director so that he can provide advice on our company’s overall management and supervise the execution of duties by Executive Officers from an independent position, utilizing the extensive experience and knowledge in the fields of monetary affairs and finance that he has cultivated to date.
Mr. Toyama is a constituent member of the nominating committee, compensation committee and audit committee.
We have appointed Junko Hirakawa as Outside Director so that she will be able to provide advice on our company’s overall management and supervise the execution of duties by Executive Officers from an independent position, utilizing her extensive experience and knowledge that she has cultivated to date as legal expert.
Ms. Hirakawa is a constituent member of the nominating committee, compensation committee and audit committee.
In January 2016, the Hitachi Group established regulations on tax related matters covering the entire Group. In accordance with these regulations, the HCM Group carries out tax risk management to address the globalization of its operations. Within our securities report, we disclosure corporate tax and other tax obligations for the HCM Group and also disclose information on factors behind variance with the effective statutory tax rate to ensure full tax transparency.
The HCM Group we continue to implement these measures to fulfill its tax obligations with a focus on fairness in all of the regions where we conduct business and comply with the spirit and tax laws applied in those countries and regions.
|Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Rules for Global Tax Management|
※BEPS : Base Erosion and Profit Shifting