Engineering and electronics
Highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments. Part of the DKB Group of companies.
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of A-.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 63.5/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, 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 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company received a SAM Rank of 70/100 in the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components category of the 2018 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The index is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
[Source 2018][More on Sustainability Reporting]
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]
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]
Hitachi and General Electric operate a joint venture which builds nuclear power plants.
[Source 2014][More on Nuclear]
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]
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]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
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 40.5/100 (retrieved 14-Feb-2018) 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 2018][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]
California, the UK and Australia have all enacted legislation requiring companies operating within their borders to disclose their efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their operations and supply chains. Follow the link to see this company's disclosure statement.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$96 billion in 2014|
|# Employees||320,725 in 2014|
|Subsidiaries||Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsHitachi Australia