Hitachi Construction Machinery

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Export Control

Export control policy

The Hitachi Construction Machinery Group shall stipulate compliance with related laws and ordinances when engaging in export and import in the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Code of Conduct (2. Honest and fair business activities 2.1 Appropriate transactions) and aim to broadly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and safety through export control.

arw_r Hitachi Construction Machinery Group Codes of Conduct

Export control system

Hitachi Construction Machinery has established export control rules and systems that comply with export control laws and regulations and has established an export control system under the chief export control officer appointed by the president from the representative executive officers. The organization designated by the Security Trade Control Department and the Export Control Committee Chair is responsible for the export control units, and management, supervision, and system construction shall be implemented for each export control item under its initiative. At the same time, we provide training and guidance to domestic and overseas group companies involved in exports.

Export control employee education

At Hitachi Construction Machinery, the Security Trade Control Department conducts education on export control for employees at the head office and factories, and educational items on export control are included in rank-based training for new employees and mid-career hires.

Also, the Security Trade Control Department and the Export Control Committee Secretariats of the group companies conduct equivalent employee education at domestic and overseas group companies.

In FY2020, we conducted rank-based training and an export control education beginner’s course for factory workers to establish basic export control knowledge. We also held practical training for sales units with the introduction of new export control operational standards and detailed regulations. For domestic and overseas group companies, we provided individual education to Export Control Committee Secretariat staff of each company and held a workshop for revision of the new Export Control Manual. We are also enhancing Hitachi Construction Machinery Group practical education in collaboration with education courses held by Hitachi, Ltd. and education held by overseas group companies.

Furthermore, we are conducting e-learning for export control practitioners at Hitachi Construction Machinery and domestic and overseas group companies to learn how to handle export control risk management based on actual export cases.

In FY2021, we will continue to hold export control courses based on the export control level and rank of the employees taking course and continue to hold training as well. We will also enhance practical export control education for sales units and expand export control education by providing various educational and e-learning teaching materials to companies in cooperation with the company and domestic and overseas group company staff.

Conducting export control audits

At Hitachi Construction Machinery, the Security Trade Control Department conducts audits once a year as a rule for head office and factory departments. The Security Trade Control Department conducts audits of domestic and overseas group companies and attends business audits conducted by the Audit Section as necessary to inspect whether management is conducted in accordance with the provided export control rules.

Also, the Export Control Committee Secretariats of domestic and overseas group companies conduct self-audits at group companies, and the Security Trade Control Department that receives the report provides feedback on the results.

In FY2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we conducted a detailed remote hearing regarding audit items for group companies that need confirmation in self-audits and confirmed the current situation and status of improvements to stakeholders. Furthermore, in audits of departments in the head office and factories, we have introduced new export control internal audit implementation standards, and we are strengthening our management functions by conducting risk assessments for unit and conducting audits according to evaluation results.

In FY2021, after confirming the risk assessment, we will continue internal unit audits based on the internal audit implementation standards. In addition, by systematically conducting audits of domestic and overseas group companies according to risk based on operational standards and risk assessments in cooperation with the Audit Section, we prevent accidents in export control and realize appropriate transactional control and supervision.

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