Hitachi Construction Machinery


Key Initiative Themes

In FY2015, the HCM Group, along with outside experts and other external stakeholders, analyzed key CSR themes as a step toward achieving its goal for further growth. Taking into account recent trends in the global society at the time, we pinpointed 40 social issues, which we believed had a strong correlation with our business operations. We mapped out these issues and assessed them based using two parameters; their significance to HCM Group businesses and the expectations the public has of the HCM Group. From this we were able to define eight CSR initiative themes that factored in the opportunities and risks of each issue.

8 Key Initiative Themes

CSV theme 1 Resolving global environmental issues

Global environmental issues including climate change are extremely important issues that could threaten the very survival of humankind.Solutions or adaptation to these issues requires inclusive initiatives and in particular companies are expected to play an important role. The HCM Group is working to reduce the environmental impacts of its products throughout the entire life cycle and to provide environmentally conscious solutions through ICT, IoT and open innovation.


CSV2030 Long-term goals Reference year 2030 reduction rate 2019 progress rate
CO2 saving by products
FY2010 33% 64%
Fuel reduction of hybrid hydraulic excavators
FY2010 50% 80%
Improvement rate of energy basic unit in production
FY2005 40% 84%
Improvement rate of waste basic unit in production
FY2005 40% 103%
Improvement rate of water basic unit in production
FY2005 50% 112%

Key Initiatives

  • Environmental impact reduction in manufacturing processes
  • Develop and deliver Eco-Products, low carbon construction machinery, dismantling, and recycling machinery
  • Utilize ICT and IoT
  • Applications for disaster recovery and disaster prevention
  • Eco-friendly mining operation solutions
  • Green infrastructure solutions

CSV theme 2 Enhancing initiatives to increase social infrastructure workforce

In the future the world will need infrastructure development that underpins an affluent life and promotes industrial development. It will also need commodities development that generates a stable supply of energy to be carried out in a way that contributes to a sustainable society. The HCM Group is addressing various issues faced by work sites including labor shortages and a lack of experienced technicians, while utilizing cutting-edge technology including ICT.


  • Contribute to enhanced site productivity for customers using ICT and IoT
  • Reduce life cycle costs and improve utilization rate of customer machinery
  • Improve the safety of machinery and prevent occupational injuries on site
  • Contribute to alleviating the shortage of skilled technicians through advancement of machinery and systems

Key Initiatives

  • Provide solutions to optimize mining processes and management
  • Achieve stable machinery operations and the reduction of life cycle costs
  • Popularize machinery and systems that increase work efficiency
  • Develop and delivery labor-saving machinery that is unmanned/uses robotics

CSV theme 3 Contributing to community development

In order to develop and grow in local communities, a company must understand the various characteristics of each local community and aim to grow together with it. The HCM Group, considering local communities to be an important stakeholder, aims to realize a sustainable society through activities that contribute to the development of communities while harnessing the characteristics of its business operations.


  • Support the self-reliance of emerging countries through infrastructure development
  • Create jobs in the local community through the parts remanufacturing business
  • Support environmental activities in the local community

Key Initiatives

  • Develop machinery and human resources that meet regional requirements
  • Support the development of overall community infrastructure utilized Hitachi Group integrated capability
  • Provide financing and machinery to support infrastructure development

Key Initiative Theme 1 Pursuing safe, effective, and sophisticated products and working environments

In 1950, HCM became the first to mass produce a mechanical excavator using purely Japanese technologies. With our excellent technical capabilities as a foundation, we deliver innovative and highly reliable products. we make construction machinery that is safer and more efficient for workers, and we are working collectively as a group to further increase site productivity.


  • Realize the vision of “Made by Hitachi” uniform worldwide quality
  • Develop talented manufacturing technicians
  • Improve service support capabilities

Key Initiatives

  • Develop technologies to secure safety and quality and to differentiate
  • Provide accurate information on products and services

Key Initiative Theme 2 Occupational safety and work style reform

Every company maintains the important duty of protecting its employees from occupational injuries and health problems. Moreover, ensuring a good work-life balance and work environment that enables employees to thrive will also enhance corporate value. The HCM Group is promoting workplaces where its diverse workforce can fully contribute its skills, under the basic philosophy of giving priority to safety and health in everything we do.


  • Make efforts to completely eliminate occupational injuries
  • Increase the number of business sites with ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management system) certification
  • Reduce the total overtime of employees (indirect workers) to a monthly average of 15 hours or less by FY2020 (HCM non-consolidated basis)
  • Increase the average number of annual paid leave days taken by all employees to 17 or more days by FY2020 (HCM non-consolidated basis)

Key Initiatives

  • A fair work environment
  • Global management for health and safety of employees

Key Initiative Theme 3 Developing human resources globally and locally

It is becoming more difficult for companies to secure the human resources they need due to the diversification of work styles and changes in values, among other factors.
Fostering of human capital is critical to improving productivity given Japan’s limited labor force. The HCM Group is now promoting various initiatives aimed at developing both global human resources who can play an active role around the world and local human resources who can carefully respond to the needs of local markets.


  • Develop human resources development system that takes into account local cultures and business practices
  • Expand educational opportunities for developing global human resources
  • Transform the diversity of our workforce into an engine of organizational growth

Key Initiatives

  • Management localization
  • Development and recruitment of local human resources
  • Global personnel management leveraging diversity

Key Initiative Theme 4 Creating better business transactions and value chains

The business activities of the HCM Group, which offers diverse products and services around the world, are made possible with the support of many business partners and customers.
The HCM Group shares its vision and policies on CSR with suppliers to promote CSR activities across the entire value chain.


  • Maintain a sound relationship with supplies and governments
  • Promote fair and free competition and ensure consumer interests
  • Prevent risks within the supply chain

Key Initiatives

  • Suppliers and human rights
  • Fair sales partnerships
  • Fair procurement
  • Corruption prevention

Key Initiative Theme 5 Governance

In order to enhance competitiveness as a company and enhance corporate value over the long term, it is crucial to accurately understand global trends and shifts in management environment as well as establish a structure for decision making.
The HCM Group is strengthening its governance system in order to establish a structure to promptly and reliably execute management strategies as well as realize a fair and transparent management style.


  • Establish a fair and highly transparent organizational framework
  • Respect international principles on human rights
  • Respond to diversifying global risks
  • Instill and establish awareness of compliance

Key Initiatives

  • Strengthen global governance
  • Management transparency
  • Fair tax strategies
  • Risk management, including ESG
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