Hitachi increases its environmental commitment


Hitachi announced its program to achieve carbon neutrality through its entire value chian, including production, procurement and the use of products and services by 2050. By 2030, instead, the company has planned to reach carbon neutrality at all its factory and offices. This new target revises Hitachi’s previous target of 80% reduction by 2020 which was set in 2016. Hitachi will go on to reduce its environmental impact and Co2 emissions from the design stage of all its products to help develop world class energy efficiency.

«We already have science-based carbon emission target – said Alistair Dormer, chief environmental officer of Hitachi – but these new targets underline our commitment to pass on our prosperous planet to future generations. Digital technology has a key role to play in helping society to reach Net Zero. Green technology in a digital world is a real engine for growth and it’s an exciting time to help cities, government and companies cut carbon whilst accelerating our own potential as a climate changing innovator».

«At the end 2020 – Dormer added – Hitachi joined the UN’s Race to Zero through the Business Ambition for 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels. Hitachi has taken a socially responsible approach to business since its establishment in 1910 and seeks to do business in a way that prioritizes environment, resilience, safety & security. Hitachi’s environmental vision states: “we will resolve environmental issues and achieve both a higher quality of life and a sustainable society in collaborative creation with stakeholder».