Hitachi Construction Machinery


Environmental Goals


Long-Term Plan

CSV Long-Term Plan

Hitachi Construction Machinery Group is engaged in efforts to create value maximizing “economic value and environmental value” for all people involved in the society toward which we aspire in the three areas of “Manufacturing of Construction Machinery,” “Using of Construction Machinery” and “Challenge with and through Construction Machinery,” and have established a systematic strategy of overall environmental CSV.

We utilize advanced technologies such as hybrid and electric power able to contribute to energy saving and CO2 reduction in our products and are switching to environmentally conscious products aimed at optimizing product energy efficiency.

CSV Long-Term Plan

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
Hydraulic Excavators Reference Year 30% 35% 63%
Wheel Loaders 30% 40% 32%
Hybrid Hydraulic Excavators 45% 50% 80%
Basic Unit Target in Production 2005 2020 2030 Progress
Improvement Rate of Energy Basic unit Reference Year 20% 40% 84%
Improvement Rate of Waste Basic unit 25% 40% 103%
Improvement Rate of Water Basic unit 42% 50% 112%

∗1 GHG Emission (Greenhouse Gas Emission): At our company, CO2 is mainly applied
∗2 LCC: Life Cycle Cost

Targets for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction

Hitachi Construction Machinery Group’s Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

HCM Group’s Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction

In May 2019, the long-term targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction established by Hitachi Construction Machinery were approved as targets based on science by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)*1.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Group will further accelerate energy saving and low-carbon efforts with the aim of achieving these targets able to contribute to the “2°C target” of the Paris Agreement.

∗1 Established in September 2014 by CDP (a research firm promoting disclosure of information related to climate change on behalf of institutional investors), the World Resources Institute (WRI: an international environmental NGO), the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).


CO2 reduction by products

HCM Group has aimed to reduce 3.5 million tons of CO2 emissions from the use of our products by FY 2025 (FY 2005 base) by improving the environmental efficiency of our products. This goal has been achieved in FY 2018, and going forward, we are shifting to an ambitious SBT target.


Environmental Action Plan

To promote achieving the Environmental Vision and the long-term plan “Environmental CSV 2030”, HCM has determined the Environmental Action Plan, set the specific activity items and aims, and is taking initiatives accordingly.

This Environmental Action Plan formulates standardized indexes (quantitative targets and non-quantitative targets) across the HCM group that are to be implemented by manufacturing group companies and sales group companies in Japan and overseas. Each company bases their annual environmental planning on HCM Group Environmental Action Plan, and carry out their environmental activities accordingly. In October, the mid-point of the plan, we will check the progress state of each company and make sure things are going accordingly.
The following shows the medium-term targets and actions regarding the Environmental Action Plan.

As at March, 2020

2019-2021 Environmental Action Plan(Excerpt)
Category Action Target FY2019 FY2021
Target Result Evaluation Target
Compliance Compliance Violation of laws 0 Violation of laws 3 ◆◆ Violation of laws 0
Strengthen global environmental management Environmental audit 9 sites in and outside Japan 100% ◆◆◆ Annual audit 100%
Strengthen partnership with suppliers Environmental patrol at 2 companies 100% ◆◆◆ Environmental patrol
Environmental Activities level Rating system of Environmental Conservation Activities “GREEN 21” Green Points *1 160GP 151GP ◆◆ 320GP
Products & Services Rate of reduction Products & Services CO2 emissions
(based on FY2010 levels)
16.9% 15.9% ◆◆ 21.0%
Low-carbon Society Rate of improvement in the basic unit of CO2 emissions amounts at sites *2
(based on FY2010 levels)
6.7% 0.3% ◆◆ 14%
Renewable energy introduction 0.9% 3.2% ◆◆◆ 1.1%
Resource Efficient Society (Water/Resource circulation) Rate of improvement in the basic unit of specific water usage volumes *2
(based on FY2010 levels)
34.1% 28.9% ◆◆ 34.7%
Rate of improvement in the basic unit of specific volume of waste, valuables etc. generated *2
(based on FY2010 levels)
7.9% 6.0% ◆◆ 12.9%
Harmonized Society with Nature (Chemical Substance Reduction) Rate of improvement in the basic unit of chemical substance emissions into the atmosphere *2
(based on FY2010 levels)
30.9% 32.7% ◆◆◆ 34.0%

◆◆◆:Achieved、◆◆:Partially Achieved

∗1 Index which converts the degree of achievement of the plan into points
∗2 Main Domestic and Overseas Production Bases for Consolidation (Bradken has been included in the Environmental Action Plan since FY 2019)

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