Global environmental conservation is an important issue shared by all humanity, and the HCM Group is working on the actualization of a sustainable society which exists in harmony with the environment as a top management priority. Following legal regulations goes without saying, but we also consider communication with our stockholders to be crucial, and take part in regular disclosure of information and active communication.
The HCM Group shares the basic principles and action guidelines of Hitachi factories as a member of the Hitachi Group, adheres to these in placing the group’s standards for behavior as the basic policy for environmental activities.
The HCM Group, in addition to constructing a structure which allows environmental management strategies to be promptly and carefully carried out with success, launched the Environment Policy Div. in 1991 as a horizontally-based organization, with the aim of promoting organizational environmental conservation activities within the group as a whole. Through the environmental management structure that forms the core of the Environment Policy Div., it strengthens linkages within the HCM Group’s environmental conservation activities, and is promoting more appropriate activities. Twice yearly meetings of the Environment Policy Div. are comprised of responsible executives, persons in charge in the related divisions, and presidents of individual group companies. The roles of these meetings include discussions and decisions of the environmental policies and environmental activity plans of our group (including responses to climate change), and reviews of the results of activities. The deliberations at the Environment Policy Division meetings are reported to the meeting which the directors are participating.
With respect to environmental risks, we recognize risks relating to climate change in particular as crucial management issues, and so to minimize effects on climate change, we are systematically working to increase the popularization of even more improved energy-saving functionality as well as low-carbon products (hybrids/electric motors/batteries) and IoT technology as a means to effectively restrict CO2 during product use, which makes up 90% of a product life-cycle.
Furthermore, on the matter of environmental burden, we regularly carry out inspections, monitoring and restrictions on effects to the environment which arise from business activities.
Our division name was changed from Environment Policy Div. to Sustainability Promotion Div. in 2019 April.