Hitachi Construction Machinery


Environmental CSV Initiatives

HCM Group is aiming for a sustainable
society and working
to create environmental value.

HCM Group is formulating an environmental CSV strategy to achieve an environmental vision based on the three key themes of “Low-Carbon Society”, “Resource Efficient Society” and “Harmonized Society with Nature.”

This environmental CSV is to address social issues through HCM’s businesses, products, and solutions. Our long-term goals up to 2030 are developed in line with “Hitachi Environment Innovation 2050.” HCM has concentrated these long-term targets into a medium-term plan and environmental action plan for individual fiscal years, while formulating eight categories and more than 30 KPIs to promote environmental conservation activities.

Environmental CSV Policies

Moving towards the realization of a low-carbon/recycling-oriented society which is strong on climate change, work on environmentally-friendly infrastructure is expanding globally.

Together with our stakeholders, we intend to pursue low carbon/resource recycling in global infrastructure development through construction machinery and systems equipped with superior environmental technology and development with the vision to solve environmental issues, as well as contributing to infrastructure that can respond to disasters caused by climate change.

Our 3 policies towards creating environmental value
1. Manufacturing:

– To work with our suppliers to realize a highly streamlined supply chain that lowers the environmental impact.

2. Using:

– To collaborate with our customers to increase the efficiency of construction machinery and systems during use.

– To improve infrastructure and business processes that positively contribute to the environment.

3. Challenge:

– Together with people around the world, face the challenge of creating environmentally-friendly infrastructure in new fields and areas.

These policies are directly connected to HCMs long-term corporate value creation aimed at “Abundant nature and vibrant cities – a bright future”.

Environment CSV Overview


Environmental CSV Approach


We “Kenkijin”, in the 3 fields of “Manufacturing” “Using” and “Challenge” are working with everyone involved in realizing our goal society to create value through maximizing business value and environmental value.

We are aiming for the reduction of environmental cost (including suppliers) through “Manufacturing”, increase of revenue thanks to increased environmental value from products and business through “Using”, and the expansion of business opportunities by solutions to global environmental problems through “Challenge.”

Our efforts in expansion of business and environmental value is tied to securing of long term, stable profit for the group.

We are managing and promoting some of our products and services related to environmental CSV in conjunction with the goals set within the mid-term management plan “CONNECT TOGETHER 2019”.

Going forward, we will formulate even more systematic strategies for environmental CSV overall.

HCM Group Products and Environmental Value

HCM Group is working towards the realization of a low-carbon, recycling-oriented society, and coming from both product and solution angles in its 3 product themes, is tackling the task of creating environmental value via its business.


  • Demolition & Recycling
  • Parts Recycling
  • Mining Operation Control
  • ICT Technology (ConSite)
  • Example of Eco-Products
  • Soil Recyclers
  • Promotion of Algae Biofuel
  • Promotion of Carbon Offsetting
  • Low-carbon Machinery (Hybrid excavators)
  • Low-carbon Machinery (Electric machinery)
  • Low-carbon Machinery (Battery excavators)
  • Low-carbon Machinery (AC dump trucks)
  • Forestry Machinery
  • Computerized Machinery
  • Automated/Robotic Construction Machinery (Level Master)
  • Automated/Robotic Construction Machinery (ASTACO)

The Specifics of Environmental Risks and Opportunities

Policy for Environmental Risks and Opportunities

HCM Group has positioned the uncertainty attributable to “climate change” and “water” as a serious management task in addition to the environmental risk analysis that we have conducted to date, and are formulating a CSV strategy aimed at minimizing the risks of “climate change” and “water”, while maximizing our business opportunities.
As we examine risks and opportunities under the categories of “regulation”, “physical impact”, and “others”, we quantitatively analyze occurrence frequency, occurrence time as well as impact level, and determine materiality.


1. Climate Change Risks and Opportunities

 Regulatory Risks and Opportunities
Restrictions regarding air pollution and regulations such as carbon taxes are being introduced globally, and this is affecting business practices with respect to products and factories. However, we believe that promoting the energy-saving functions of products and cleaner emissions will lead to product competitiveness and further business opportunities. We believe that regulations and taxation systems that are beginning to be adopted around the world will bring risks and opportunities for business operations that encompass HCM’s products and production.

 Risks and Opportunities Presented by Physical Factors
Extreme weather that is a frequent occurrence in recent years is said to be one of the effects of global warming. Owing to large typhoons and the flooding of rivers, production activities at plants, and transportation of parts and products, etc. have been affected throughout the value chain. It is thought that the impact of such abnormal weather will become a risk for business continuity.
Meanwhile, countries are beginning to promote adaptation. The disaster prevention and reduction technologies, products, and solutions that HCM have been working on can contribute to adaptation, and we believe this will be a new business opportunity for the HCM Group.

 Other Risks and Opportunities
A wide range of environmental activities such as social contribution activities as well as climate change measures for products and factories will be evaluated by stakeholders. For that reason, we are expected to disclose these activities appropriately on an ongoing basis.
“Consite” conducted by the HCM Group is an IT solution which collects the operating status of products in real time and delivers reports containing environmental information to customers, and we believe that this type of customer service is a new business opportunity.

2. Water-Related Risks and Opportunities

 Initiatives for Water-Related Risks and Opportunities
HCM Group recognizes that the shortage of water resources is a serious environmental issue equivalent to climate change. The waste and contamination of water resources will present a serious crisis not only to our own production activities but also to local communities. The HCM Group has conducted activities analyzing water intake risks utilizing the WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas Tool at individual production plants and has attained a thorough understanding of the importance of water in each area.
We consider water risk as the water intake and drainage in a region with a production base. The amount of water intake is controlled on a per-unit basis, and for wastewater, a voluntary standard value is set, and measures have been taken to ensure thorough on-site treatment.

However, infrastructure development for water shortages, floods, etc. is required throughout the world. HCM believes that contributing to infrastructure development including water access and forest conservation through products and solutions will lead to the expansion of business opportunities.

CSV Long-term Target


As at March, 2020

CSV Target 2010 2020 2030 Progress against 2030 Target
CO2 saving rate by products Reference Year 19% 33% 64%
Fuel Reduction Target of Products 2010 2020 2030 Progress
Excavators Reference Year 30% 35% 63%
Wheel Loaders 30% 40% 32%
Hybrid Excavators 45% 50% 80%
Basic Unit Target in Production 2005 2020 2030 Progress
Improvement Rate of Energy Basic unit Reference Year 20% 40% 86%
Improvement Rate of Waste Basic unit 25% 40% 103%
Improvement Rate of Water Basic unit 42% 50% 112%

* GHG Emission (Greenhouse Gas Emission): At our company, CO2 is mainly applied
** LCC: Life Cycle Cost

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