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Hitachi Capital Corporation

Environmental Efforts

  • Environmental Management System
  • Environmental Efforts
  • Contribution through Business

Environment Policy

For the Environment Policy of Hitachi Capital Corporation, please click the link below.

Activities for Environment

Environmental Management System

If an executive officer is responsible for environmental business, Hitachi Capital also appoints them to the role of environmental management officer. Our Environmental Committee, including members from each department, is building our Environmental Management System. The Committee formulates and promotes the environmental action plan for each fiscal year.
We also use the Hitachi Group’ s internal environmental audits to work towards continuously improving our Environmental Management System.

The ISO14001 certification acquisition

To ensure the reliable execution of environmental targets and an increase in those targets, in 2001 Hitachi Capital Services Co., Ltd. in Japan acquired ISO14001:2004 certification, the international standard for environmental management systems, and in 2009 Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd.(current Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC) in the United Kingdom also attained this standard.

Compliance with Environmental-Related Laws

As part of our compliance activities, Hitachi Capital Group ensures that all directors and employees strictly observe all laws and regulations, including those related to the environment, and runs regular compliance checks.

Legal violations of environmental laws and regulations and external claims
Fiscal 2014Fiscal 2015Fiscal 2016Fiscal 2017
Legal violations of environmental laws and regulations0000
External claims0000

Environmental efforts

Hitachi Capital treat the basement of sustainability of corporation as to realize sustainable society and environment, we make efforts not only to reduce environmental burden but to provide services and solutions for the users.
Especially, we treat climate changes as the one of the material issues, that we set the Eco and Energy business as group common business in Mid-term Management Plan for fiscal 2018. We cooperate to CDP* questionnaire and disclose the risk and opportunity, management system, and strategy around climate changes and the volume of global warming gas emissions. Additionally, to set mid-and-long-term goal setting and measure the total CO2 emissions in our group supply chain, we participated the project of the Ministry of Environment in Japan to set Science Based Targets of company’s own and measure CO2 emissions of group supply chain.

Main Environmental Targets and Our Environmental Result

Please see more detail our efforts in our Feature Article Mid-Term Management Plan Highlights 2 Cultivated Sophisticated Resources in page 35-36 of "Hitachi Capital Report 2018"

Environmental Targets, Results and Environmental Accountings in FY2016

Main environmental targets and results

We have also been working to reduce the environmental burden in our offices and buildings, where products and services are created.

Volume of Energy Input and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Volume of Energy Input and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Note) Scope: Hitachi Capital Corporation in Japan (including our headquarters, sales offices and jointly based group company headquarters and sales offices).
(Note) Energy used only electricity (Scope 2, constituting indirect emmissions)
(Note) Conversion factors for each volume of energy input are calculated as emission conversion factors based on the preceding year's suppliers' energy conversion factors.

Waste Generation Volume

Waste Generation Volume

(Note) The scope is limited to headqurters of Hitachi Capital Corporation.
(Note) Waste volumes from September 2014 onward are estimated from the rate of the site area occupied by our company.

Trends of the Volume Copier Paper Usage

Trends of the Volume Copier Paper Usage

(Note) The scope is limited to headqurters of Hitachi Capital Corporations.

Trends in Gasoline Usage Volume for Sales Vehicles

Trends in Gasoline Usage Volume for Sales Vehicles

(Note) The scope is limited to headquarters of Hitachi Capital Corporation.

Trends in our Green Purchasing Ratio

Trends in our Green Purchasing Ratio

(Note) Scope: Hitachi Capital Group in Japan

Volumes of Water Usage

Volumes of Water Usage

(Note) The scope is limited to headqurters of Hitachi Capital Corporations.
(Note) Clean water:tap water(that is used at office kitchennette). Reused water:water that is re-used and purified for kitchen-waste water, machinery waste water and rain water.
(Note) The volumes are estimated from the rate of the site area occupied by our company.

Environmentally-friendly Products and Services

We seek to conduct various initiatives to provide environmentally-friendly products and services to contribute to environmentally-friendly products and services.

Cumulative Total Power Generated from Renewable Energy and Generation Targets

Volume to contribute to reduce CO2 emissions by our renewable energy plant

Volume to contribute to reduce CO2 emissions by our renewable energy plant

Cumulative Total Power Generated from Renewable Energy and Generation Targets since 2013

Cumulative Total Power Generated from Renewable Energy and Generation Targets since 2013

Volume of information equipment collected by Hitachi Capital Services Co.,Ltd.

Volume of information equipment collected by Hitachi Capital Services Co.,Ltd.

Environmental Accountings

Fiscal 2017 Environmental Conservation Cost

(Unit:Million yen)

Category Efforts Investment Cost
Business Area
Cost
Greenhouse gas emission reduction and waste reduction 0.0 0.4
Upstream and downstream
cost
Additional costs required for providing environmentally-friendly products and services, green procurement, and recycling 36,048.0 310.6
Cost of management activities Environmental data management and collation, maintenance and management of the environmental management system(EMS), environmental education and dissemination of information 0.0 1.5
Cost of Social Activities Cleaning areas around business offices, and community environmental conservation activities 0.0 2.2

(Note) Scope is Hitachi Capital Corporation.
(Note) Research and development costs and environmental damage costs are excluded because they do not occur, due to the nature of our business.
(Note) Waste treatment costs are not distinguished from building management costs, and are excluded from collated figures.

Fiscal 2017 Environmental Effects
Category Unit Results Gaps compared with preceding year Gaps compared with preceding year per unit
Volume of energy consumption GJ 18,388 -775 110%
Volume of waste t 84 0.6 114%

(Note) Scope is the Hitachi Capital Corporation.
(Note) The units for energy input vollume and general waste generation are used by employee numbers.

Environmentally-friendly Products and Services

Together with our stakeholders we are implementing various initiatives to contribute to environmental conservation and provide “Win-Win” environmentally- friendly products and services. Especially, we treat climate changes as the one of the material issues, that we set the Eco and Energy business as group common business in Mid-term Management Plan for fiscal 2018.

Green Bonds

Green Bonds are bonds whose proceeds can be used only for green projects with environmental improvement effects (businesses related to renewable energy, energy saving, and sustainable water resources management).

■Japan

Hitachi Capital issued Green Bonds (unsecured straight bonds) through public offering in the Japanese market.

Hitachi Capital Corporation's 77th Unsecured Straight Bonds (with Limited Interbond Pari Passu Clause) (Green Bond)

As for external reviews on the Green Bonds, Hitachi Capital obtained the opinion to confirm that the Green Bonds satisfy the criteria issued by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ).

1. Overview
2. External review on the Green Bond Sustainalytics

Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
3. Investors who Declared Investment in the Investment this Green Bond

Listed below are investors who declared investment in this Green Bond and agreed to disclose their names.(in alphabetical order)〔as of February 22, 2019〕

  1. AMAGASAKI SHINKIN BANK
  2. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd.
  3. Educational Institution Shijonawate Gakuen
  4. JAPAN POST INSURANCE Co., Ltd.
  5. Jodo Shu (Buddhist Denomination)
  6. Juroku Bank, Ltd.
  7. Saitama Medical University
  8. School Juridical Person Seikei Gakuen
  9. Shigaken Shinyoukumiai
  10. SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
  11. THE SUGAMO SHINKIN BANK
  12. Western Asset Management Company Ltd.
4. Use of the Proceeds Hitachi Capital plans to use the proceeds from the issuance of the Green Bonds to the solar power generation business in Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture, operated by Hitachi Capital Group as a power produce.
Approximately ¥6.5 billion with in total issue amount ¥10billion will be refinanced to purchase the equipment for the solar power generation business.
5. Environmental Impact As on February 28, 2019, the solar power generation business in Niimi City, Okayama Prefecture, has not started operation.(Scheduled to start to operate in February 2020.)

■China


LCM (Life Cycle Management) Service

We provide a comprehensive BPO service covering all issues of operation and management throughout the life cycle of IT devices, from introduction to disposal. Through the efficient management of IT devices, we work to help create a resource-recycling society.

LCM (Life Cycle Management) Service

"Social Value Creating" Future Story: Eco and Energy