Hitachi Construction Machinery


Material Procurement

Green Procurement

The HCM Group is focusing on the reduction of paper usage in green procurement, and is making efforts to promote paperless initiatives, encourage greater use of double-sided and more intensive printing methods *1, and is working in the introduction of scheduled printing methods *2. HCM Group is also actively introducing recycled paper options for areas where paper use reductions are less possible.
In FY2019, green purchasing of recycled paper accounted for approximately 82% of the OA paper used in HCM offices.

*1 Printing multiple pages on single paper sheets
*2 A method in which data is saved in the printer without being immediately output onto paper media. When required, the user’s finger authentication is presented, and printing is carried out. In this method it is possible to further prevent unnecessary paper output as printing mistakes can be canceled at the time using finger authentication.

HCM Group requests the support and endorsement of all suppliers for HCM’s environmental vision, and your cooperation in the following items in accordance with the “Hitachi Group Green Procurement Guidelines ” and “Hitachi Group CSR Procurement Guideline”.

(1) Items concerning the environmental conservation initiatives of suppliers
(2) Items concerning the reduction of the environmental footprint of goods for supply
(3) Items concerning management of information regarding chemical substances contained in goods for supply

Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra, agrees with the general purport of the Shiga Green Purchasing Network (Shiga GPN*) and actively promote green purchasing as a member.

* Shiga GPN was established as a voluntary association  in 1999 by 242 organizations such as companies, administrative agencies, and various organizations that agree to promote green purchasing within Shiga prefecture. After incorporation as a general incorporated foundation in 2013, we have promoted a wide range of environmental load reduction activities that go beyond the green purchasing activities with the ‘Activities to create “Green Economy” from Shiga’ as the activity vision.

Supplier Environmental Assessment

HCM confirms ISO 14001 acquisition status when forming new contracts with business partners, and new suppliers are selected according to 100% environmental standards.
Contracts will be canceled for suppliers identified as having a significant negative environmental impact (explicit, potential), however no contracts were canceled in FY2019.

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