Hitachi Construction Machinery


Our Approach towards SDGs

Solving Issues and Creating Value throughout the Entire Value Chain

Based on the corporate vision of “To pass on a productive environment and prosperous cities to future generations. Hitachi Construction Machinery helps to create comfortable living spaces,” we have engaged in solving social issues and enhancing corporate value through its business activities. We are working with customers and other stakeholders worldwide to achieve SDGs by creating new value throughout the entire value chain.

10 SDGs focused upon by the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group

We have organized the business activities of Hitachi Construction Machinery based on the relationship with the 17 SDGs, and set 10priority goals to particularly focus upon.

SDGs goals Main ongoing initiatives Anticipated effects
SDGs4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning
[Activities for education]
• Support acquisition of qualifications from training institutes
• Assistance at Hitachi Construction Machinery Songgang Xi Wang Elementary School in China
• Internship program in Zambia
• Address the growing demand for skilled construction equipment operators in Zambia’s construction and mining industries
• Participate in construction machinery fairs for education Pick Up!
Manufacturing Technology Transfer Promotion Program in India

Develop children and leaders of the future

Value Creation Story 2 (2020)
Contributing to problem solving in the construction and civil engineering industry through practical training on ICT construction
Initiatives of PEO Construction Machinery Operators Training Center

[Provide technology acquisition and educational]
• Opportunities for employees
• Implementation of succession plan
• Promotion of self-improvement program
• International Skills Competition
• Hold service mechanic competitions
Increasing the skill level of individuals and technical levels in Japan and abroad contributes to sustainable growth
SDGs5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
[Empower women in the workplace]
• Building a foundation for women’s participation and advancement, Continuous employment / reinstatement support, and Career development support
• Developing a workplace environment to continue working while balancing their home and professional lives
• Developing female instructors at training centers
Encourage gender equality, etc., by providing a work environment that provides a high level of motivation to women
SDGs6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
[Reduce emissions and prevent pollution]
• Identify areas with high water stress level
• Reduce water usage in business activities
• Management of chemical substances (Reduce water risk)
Support local communities by ensuring sustainable management of water and conducting water-saving activities in areas of high risk
SDGs7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
[Reduce environmental impact for manufacturing processes]
• The introduction of electric power monitoring system
Realize efficient energy use by adopting proprietary technology on the manufacturing floor
[Utilize renewable energy]
• Install solar panels
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
SDGs8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
[Expand new businesses globally]
• The parts remanufacturing business
Contribute to creating local employment opportunities and economic growth by hiring locally
[Business structure reform]
• Restructure domestic development and production bases

Achieve decent work for all and realize a safe and efficient production line

Value Creation Story 3 (2020)
Introduction of the work posture automatic determination system utilizing AI
What does a worker-friendly factory look like?

Value Creation Story 2 (2019)
Comfortable work environments and productivity
Manufacturing reforms pursued simultaneously

[Work Style Reform]
• Reinforce occupational safety and health
• Employee health advancement
• Promote diversity
• Equal labor and wages
• Elimination of forced and child labor Pick Up!
The Work Posture Automatic Determination System

Promote sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment through promoting decent work for all

* "Diversity promotion" correlates with SDG 5 depending on the case.

[Promote a safe and secure work environment]
• Corporate Governance
• Compliance
• Human rights initiatives

Strengthen organization and improve corporate value thereby enhancing economic productivity through initiatives in governance

* "Respect for human rights" correlates with SDG 5 depending on the case.

SDGs9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
[Develop products and solutions using ICT and IoT]
• Expand Solution Linkage
• Develop labor-saving machinery that is unmanned/uses robotics
• Development of Cooperative construction machinery for humans and machines to work cooperatively Pick Up!
Global operation of the “ConSite® OIL” service for monitoring the condition of construction machinery oil.

Support economic development and general welfare and realize a safe and productive labor environment through innovative technological development that creates new value

* "Development of labor-saving machinery" correlates to SDG 8

Value Creation Story 1 (2020)
Bringing innovation to work sites around the world with new ideas Global launch of ConSite® OIL

[Enhance services globally]
• Establish regional sales companies
Contribute to local infrastructure and economic development by expanding sales channels
[Risk management]
• Formulate Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
• Enhance the Business Continuity Management (BCM) structure
• Increase resilient residential areas

Develop resilient infrastructure and promote sustainable industrialization through measures against risks faced by businesses such as natural and man-made disasters (terrorism and civil unrest)

* "Increase resilient residential areas" correlates to SDG 11

SDGs11 Realize inclusive, safe and resilient cities and human dwellings that are sustainable
[Supply and support construction machinery]
• Develop infrastructure in each country
• Supply rental equipment to local governments

Achieve a sustainable urban and living environment resilient against disasters

Value Creation Story 4 (2019)
Preparing for future large-scale disasters
The role of construction machinery

SDGs12 Ensure a sustainable consumption production pattern
[Enhance value chain business]
• Expand rental business globally

Ensure a sustainable consumption and production pattern by enhancing the value of the product life cycle

Value Creation Story 1 (2019)
Expanding the rental business in North America and Europe
New values being created around the world

[Reuse and recycling of products]
• Remaufacturing business of parts with the same quality as new products
• Effective resource use by promoting product circular economy
• Working to promote 3R (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle) + Renewable activities Pick Up!
Parts Remanufacturing Business aimed at a Recycling-oriented Society
Contribute to reduction of waste
[Provide accurate information on products and services]
• Prompt disclosure of recall information
• Prevent risk in the supply chain (mainly procurement related)
Ensure sustainable a consumption and production pattern
[Improve the quality of our products]
• Realize the vision of "Made by Hitachi" uniform worldwide quality
• Development of certified brand-name used equipment
• Developing technologies for competitive differentiation

Minimize environmental impact through ensuring a sustainable consumption and production pattern while maintaining safety and quality throughout the product life cycle

* "Develop distinctive technology" correlates to SDG 9

SDGs13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
[Development of clean technologies and environmentally con- scious technologies]
• Differentiation by expanding the development of decarbonization technologies such as electric and hydrogen engines
• Highly efficient mine operation managementsystem (Improving the efficiency of the entire mine) Pick Up!
Low-Carbon Construction Machinery

Contribute to minimizing risks of climate change through developing and putting into practical use construction machinery with low-carbon technologies

Strategies by Business (2021)
Electrification Business

Value Creation Story 3 (2019)
Quickly turning latent needs into reality
Toward a new era in electric-powered excavators

[Address risks of climate change]
• Introduce solar power generation
• Introduce internal carbon pricing
• Conserve water resources - Implementing water conservation activities by identifying areas of high water stress levels
• Consider biodiversity Pick Up!
Solar panels installed at the Kharagpur Plant

Contribute to solutions for global environmental issues by adopting renewable energy and introducing energy saving equipment

* "Introduce solar power generation" correlates to SDG 7, "Conserve water resources" to SDG 6, and "Consider biodiversity" to SDG 15

SDGs17 Enhance means of sustainable development and revitalize the global partnerships
[Development support in local communities through cooperation with outside organizations]
• Assistance at Hitachi Construction Machinery Songgang Xi Wang Elementary School in China
• Desert afforestation activities in the Horqin Desert in China
• Manufacturing Technology Transfer Promotion Program in India
• Address the growing demand for skilled construction equipment operators in Zambia’s construction and mining industries
Help energize innovation using global partnerships
[Promote CSR throughout the entire value chain]
• Promote fair procurement among suppliers
• Pass down and transfer technologies globally
Energize global partnerships
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