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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,
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 2019.
Hitachi Capital had certificated one of “Good Corporation in Health and Productivity 2019 –“White 500” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan and Nippon Kenko Kaigi. The certification system for “Healthy Management Good Corporation” is to reward the corporations which practice the specially excellent healthy management that based on its activities and efforts to solve local health issues and similar as Nippon Kenko Kaigi promoting healthy activity.
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.
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.
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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.
Hitachi Capital Group conducted Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century of Japan (PFA21) in July, 2016.
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.  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.  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.