Hitachi aims to meet the expectations of society by achieving innovations that help resolve environmental issues. We hope to address a broad range of environmental challenges in developing our products and services, such as reducing carbon emissions, improving resource efficiency, and minimizing impact on natural capital across the value chain. Guided by an Environmental Vision defining the goals of environmental management from a broader perspective, we announced in September 2016 a set of long-term environmental targets called Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 to achieve a lowcarbon society, a resource efficient society, and a harmonized society with nature.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a Hitachi Group Company, has the largest impact on Hitachi’s environmental footprint in North America. They are committed to achieving sustainable growth.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Reduced Energy Intensity by
19.5% Compared to base year 2009.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Reduced Water Consumption by
63.4% Compared to base year 2010.
Achieving a Low-Carbon Society, a Resource Efficient Society and a Society Harmonized with Nature
Waupaca is one example of the global-scale efforts that Hitachi is making to lighten the burden on the environment so that a prosperous planet can be passed on to the future generation.
Hitachi group companies are committed to reducing their environmental impact. While all companies aim to reach the goals outlined in Hitachi’s Environmental Innovation 2050, each company approaches the goals in a way that best suits their industry and addresses their own environmental footprint.
In addition to reducing the environmental impact that our operations have on the environment, Hitachi’s businesses are also committed to creating resource efficient, eco-friendly products and services. In particular, Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business utilizes artificial intelligence and data analytics to solve issues that our customers and society face, such as energy and water use.
Waupaca Foundry, Inc. which has 6 facilities in 4 states, has made incredible strides in reducing its environmental footprint through a commitment to reduced energy and water use, sand recycling and air pollution controls.
Hitachi Powdered Metals America in Greensburg, Indiana is a landfill free facility and is able to reuse or recycle 100% of their waste.
The joint site of Hitachi Computer Products America, Inc. and the Hitachi Vantara International Distribution Center is a certified Eco Factory Select. This recognition is an internal designation given by Hitachi to facilities with high environmental performances.
Given the trend of deepening environmental issues in the world and its management policy, Hitachi established its Environmental Vision to clarify the society that it seeks from a long-term perspective. To realize a “low-carbon society,” “resource-efficient society,” and “a society harmonized with nature,” which constitute the society set forth by its Environmental Vision, Hitachi established “Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050” with long-term environmental targets.
Hitachi will resolve environmental issues and achieve both a higher quality of life
and a sustainable society through its Social Innovation Business
in collaborative creation with its stakeholders.
Hitachi's resolution looking toward 2050 and 2030