Hitachi Construction Machinery

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Reducing Waste Products

To contribute to the effective utilization of resources, HCM Group is working to reduce the waste which accompanies business activity.
We are proactively promoting the 3R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) while putting a focus on production locations, the minimization or avoidance through the effective use of raw materials and resources taken from nature, achieving reductions in waste (including hazardous waste) by using recycled materials, reusing and recycling products and parts.

In FY 2019, HCM Group reduced amount of waste and valuables generated by 23% compared to the previous year.

Total Range : All Domestic and Overseas Production/non-Production Bases for Consolidation
(Bradken has been included in the results since FY 2018)

Type Amount of Waste Produced (t) Amount of waste disposed of, by disposal method How disposal method is decided Criterion, Method, Prerequisite, Other
Amount recycled (t) Amount landfilled (t)
Sludge 3,238 1,510 74 Information received from waste-disposal contractors Based on electronic manifests and measured data
Waste oil 2,905 1,754 26
Waste plastic 1,492 864 285
Waste paper 3,645 3,067 286
Wood offcuts 3,959 3,749 201
Scrap metal 43,559 43,428 104
Other 5,053 1,703 1,703
Slag 48,761 27,205 21,556

Total Range: Main Domestic and Overseas Production Bases for Consolidation

 

Total Range : All Domestic and Overseas Production/non-Production Bases for Consolidation
(Bradken has been included in the results since FY 2018)

Total Range : All Domestic and Overseas Production/non-Production Bases for Consolidation
(Bradken has been included in the results since FY 2018)

Zero Emissions Achievement Office

Manufacturing bases are working on a zero emission program. The zero emissions performance criterion for the HCM Group is a maximum final disposal rate of 0.5% (landfill disposal levels/waste product generation levels) for the fiscal year.
The 6 production bases which reached the FY 2019 zero emissions target are following: HCM Kasumigaura Works, Hitachinaka Works, Ryugasaki Works, Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra, Hitachi Construction Machinery Camino, and Tadakiko. And as oversea bases, Hefei Rijian Shearing Co.,Ltd., Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Private Limited and Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) achieved zero emissions target.

Reuse and Recycling of Used Products

Promoting a Transition to IT-based Management of Waste

The HCM Group are promoting a transition to IT-based control of waste products in our efforts to raise the compliance level benchmark and streamline the administrative work related to appropriate waste disposal. We are working on initiatives to raise the electronic manifest issuance rate.
The 9 locations that achieved 100% of the rate published in the FY 2019 electronic manifest are HCM Tsuchiura Works, Kasumigaura Works, Hitachinaka Works, Hitachinaka-Rinko Works, KCM Ryuasaki Works, Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra, Hitachi Construction Machinery Camino, Tadakiko, and Shin-Tohoku Metal.

Ongoing Initiatives

Much of our waste is regarded as valuables, such as cut plates etc. From a cost and efficiency standpoint, it is important to not only control the occurrence rate, but also the recycling level. Our company is promoting zero-emission activity as the target of an important management indicator for the final disposal levels, and promotes thorough sorting of waste as well as the reuse of materials.

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