Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, in addition to constructing a structure which allows environmental management strategies to be promptly and reliably carried out with success, launched the Environment Policy Division in 1991 as a cross-group organization, with the aim of promoting organized environmental conservation activities within the Group as a whole. In April 2019, the former Environment Policy Division and the former CSR Promotion Department were integrated to form the “Sustainability Promotion Group” as an organization directly reporting to the President and Executive Officer.
In terms of environmental management, we have newly established Sustainability Promotion Group, which is responsible for the integrated management and promotion of environmental, social and governance initiatives throughout the entire group, and providing appropriate disclosure. Meetings of the Sustainability Promotion Committee held twice annually with members made up of Executive Officers including the President deliberate and authorize ESG-related issues involving management decisions such as responses to climate change.
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 and monitoring of effects to the environment which arise from business activities, and make an effort to restrict them.