To contribute to the effective utilization of water resources, Hitachi Construction Machinery group is working to reduce and reuse/recycle the water usage (including fresh water) which accompanies business activity. Also, we continue appropriate maintenance and management of waste-water resulting from operations with the goal of preventing water contamination.
With respect to environmental management, our system is centered around Sustainability Promotion Division, which comprehensively manages and promotes environment, social and governance matters for the entire Group as well as discloses information as appropriate. The Sustainability Promotion Committee, which meets biannually, is comprised of members including the president and executive officers. It carries out deliberations and approvals on ESG matters related to management decisions, including our response to climate change and water use reduction.
In FY 2019, HCM Group reduced water use by 29% compared to the previous year, thanks to its water-saving measures such as the promotion of increasing the lifespan of the water used in painting facilities and expansion of the use of recycled water.