New evaluation of Hitachi Capital Corporation is determined by “quality-conscious creative activities".
Debenture issue rating
We acquired the lease/credit industry's first debenture issue rating “AA” (S&P/R&I) in 1989. The ratings as of June 2010 are at “A+“ (R&I), “AA-” (JCR) and “A-” (S&P).
R&I: Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
JCR:Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
S&P: Standard & Poor's
CP issue rating
We issued the credit industry’s first CP (Commercial Paper) in 1993.
Issue rating: Acquired the highest rating “A-1 +” (S&P / R&I).
The ratings as of June 2010 are at “a-1” (R&I),“J-1+“ (JCR) and “A-2 (S&I).
Bidding qualifications from public offices: “A class”
We acquired the highest bidding qualification “A class” from the respective public offices.
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Received “7th Consumer-oriented Excellent Company” award.
We received the “7th Consumer-oriented Excellent Company” award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (present Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), a first in the financial industry, in 1996, due to the evaluation that our consumer-oriented business system is excellent.
Received “9th Publicly-quoted Company” award from Tokyo Stock Exchange
We received the “9th Publicly-quoted Company” award from the Tokyo Stock Exchange, due to the evaluation that we are an excellent company that could continue to achieve profit returning to shareholders during a reasonable period (we successfully achieved increased dividend payments for five consecutive years), to live up to our investors’ expectation.
Acquired ISO Certification
The International Quality Assurance Standard “ISO 9001:2008” certification was acquired in 2003 by Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd., and the Rental Sales Division of Hitachi Capital Corporation., and in 2007 by the Head office, Financial Service Business Head Office and Internet Business Head Office of Hitachi Capital Corporation.
In 2001, the certification of International Quality Assurance Standard “ISO14001:2004” for environmental management system was acquired by Hitachi Capital Services Co., Ltd. ,and in 2009 by Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd.,
Received “Nice Assist award” from Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
'We received a “Nice Assist award” (“Enterprise in Tokyo” category) as one of 2nd “One more Life Worker’s Volunteer award,” which is one of the labour support programs led by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, in 2004.
Received “Outstanding Performance for Eco-Products award”
In 2004, “HDRIVE”, developed by Hitachi, Ltd., to which we provide service, was awarded the "Chairperson award from the Eco-Products Award Promotion Council” (Outstanding Performance award) in the “Service” category.