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Hitachi Capital Corporation

External Evaluations

Selected Representative ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Indices

We have been adopted the following indices that reflect the highly evaluated in ESG performance of the Company,

FTSE Russel

FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Index


MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index


Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index
(Selected on January 4, 2018)

Recognized as one of the highest ranking companies by the Development Bank of Japan in Environmental Rating

DBJ environmental rating logo

Hitachi Capital had certificated the highest rating in the "DBJ Environmental Ratings" conducted by the Development Bank of Japan in recognition of its "extremely progressive initiatives for achieving environmental friendliness" in March 2018.

Selected as a Constituent of JPX-Nikkei Index 400

JPX-Nikkei Index 400

Since August 2014, Hitachi Capital has been a constituent of the JPX-Nikkei Index 400, a new stock index composed of companies that are “highly attractive for investors” and that meet the requirements of investment standards, such as efficient use of capital and investor-focused management perspectives. This stock index was developed jointly by Japan Exchange Group, Inc., Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. and Nikkei Inc. and went live in January 2014.

Credit Rating

Bond issue rating

We were the first in the leasing and credit industry to acquire the AA bond rating from Standard & Poor's(S&P)and Rating and Investment Information(R&I) in 1989 continuously.

Bond issue rating
  Japan Credit Rating
Rating and Investment Information
Standard & Poors
Bond issue rating AA− A+ A−

Acquired ISO Certification


The International Quality Assurance Standard "ISO 9001:2008" certification was acquired by Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC in 2003, and by the Head office and the Business Support Center of Hitachi Capital Corporation in 2007.


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 (UK) PLC.

Participating external initiatives


Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century of Japan


Hitachi Capital Group conducted Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century of Japan (PFA21) in July, 2016.


Initiatives to reducing greenhouse gas, "Fun to Share"

Fun to Share

Hitachi Capital Group endorses the“ Fun to Share”, a public initiative organized by the Environment Ministry of Japan that consists of a variety of activities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [1] The Group follows the “Cool Biz” initiatives from May to October and“ Warm Biz” initiatives from November to April, encouraging employees to wear more casual attire so that the air conditioners can be set at 28°C in summer and 20°C in winter. [2] Diligent efforts were made throughout the year to ensure that PCs, OA devices, and lighting equipment were switched off when not in use, while employees were encouraged to leave the office at the end of business hours.