Engineering and electronics
Highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments. Part of the DKB Group of companies.
Climate Counts compares companies on their commitment to tackling global warming. The scoring ranges from A (best) to E (worst) and assesses the level of action taken on climate change using CDP's climate performance score as the primary indicator of company performance on climate change. This company received an 'A'.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
Greenpeace's Cool IT Leaderboard Version 6 evaluates top IT companies on their efforts to provide economy-wide climate solutions, reduce emissions from their own operations, and lobby for science-based climate and energy policies. This company received a score of 13/100, putting them at the bottom of the leaderboard.
[Source 2013][More on Climate Change]
Hitachi make trucks that are used in the tar sands in Canada. The requirements of such vehicles are immense and they have almost certainly been developed specifically for use in unconventional oil extraction.
[Source 2014][More on Habitats]
In 2016 KnowTheChain benchmarked 60 large global companies in the ICT, Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear sectors on their efforts to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. This company received a score of 34/100.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
This company received a score of 41.4/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
In 2011 Hitachi-LG Data Storage, a joint venture of Hitachi Ltd and LG Electronics, pleaded guilty to 15 criminal counts in connection with a long-running probe of price fixing in the sale of optical disk drives to computer companies. The charges were brought by US prosecutors in the District Court (Northern California) and the joint venture company was sentenced to a US$21m fine after admitting conspiring with others to eliminate competition or fix prices for drives sold to computer companies dating back to 2004.
[Source 2011][More on Governance]
Hitachi and General Electric operate a joint venture which builds nuclear power plants.
[Source 2014][More on Nuclear]
The Electronics TakeBack Coalition's Recycling Report Card evaluates takeback and recycling programs for computer, TV, printer and game console companies. The report card focuses on the programs available to consumers in the US, and relies on publicly available information, as of Sept 2010. This company received a grade of F for its recycling efforts in the USA.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
In March 2009 Hitachi admitted to fixing prices of the screens sold to Dell for use in desktop monitors and notebook computers from 2001 to 2004, in violation of US anti-trust laws. Three other major producers of LCD panels including LG and Sharp had already admitted their involvement in price-fixing. Hitachi was fined US$31 million. [Listed under information due to age of court finding]
[Source 2009][More on Governance]
This company has Corporate Social Responsibility claims on its website, including environmental and social issues.
[Source 2014][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company received a score of 46.5/100 (retrieved 13-Oct-2016) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
C grade in the Baptist World Aid Australia's Behind the Barcode 'Ethical Electronics Guide 2016', which grades companies on their efforts to mitigate the risks of forced labour, child labour and worker exploitation throughout their supply chains. Assessment criteria fall into four main categories: policies, traceability & transparency, monitoring & training and worker rights.
[Source 2016][More on Workers Rights]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$96 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||320,725 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsHitachi Australia