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 decarbonized society, a resource efficient society, and a harmonized society with nature.

Our Impact

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.

Energy Intensity in the United States

Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Reduced Energy Intensity by

19.5% Compared to base year 2009.

Water Use in the United States

Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Reduced Water Consumption by

63.4% Compared to base year 2010.

Our Vision

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.

Our Business

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.

Hitachi’s Environmental Vision

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 “decarbonized 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.

Environmental Vision

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.

The aim of Hitachi's environmental management

Decarbonized Society - Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation
Resource Efficient Society - Saving and Recycling Resources
Harmonized Society with Nature - Preservation of Ecosystems

Long-term Environment Targets

Hitachi's resolution looking toward 2050 and 2030

Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050

For a low-carbon society
For a resource efficient society
For a harmonized society with nature