President and Director
Integrating Products and
Digital Technology to Achieve
a Sustainable Society for a Life
with Smiles Around for All
We at Hitachi Global Life Solutions aim to improve everyone’s QoL (Quality of Life) and contribute to a sustainable society.
To achieve these, we aim for “Living with a Smile on Every Face. A kinder tomorrow for people and society. And delivering happiness to the world via innovations that open up the future.” We are promoting diverse environmental initiatives based on these purposes.
In our 2024 Medium-Term Management Plan, we at the Hitachi Group set forth our vision of “supporting people’s happiness by realizing a sustainable society via data and technology.” With the aim of achieving our long-term environmental goals, we have formulated a green growth strategy with two pillars: “GX for Growth (carbon neutral for customers and society)” and “GX for Core (carbon neutral within the Hitachi Group).”
Our company is a member of the Connective Industries Sector within the Hitachi Group. A major pillar of our 2024 Medium-Term Management Plan is to create sustainable value while transforming ourselves into a recycling-oriented manufacturing company by integrating the business foundations we have nurtured to date, namely products and technologies, with digital technologies. We will also more proactively pursue open collaboration with partners in Japan and overseas in environmental fields.
In concrete terms, we are promoting initiatives aimed at contributing to achieving a sustainable society by enhancing our manufacturing to be consistent with a resourcerecycling society. In addition to focusing on environmentfriendly product design, we are developing ways to enable our products to be used longer, even as we strengthen developments of new recycling technologies that promote recycling of resources.
As part of our efforts toward decarbonization, we aim to achieve carbon neutrality, which means net-zero greenhouse gas emissions at our factories by fiscal 2030 and throughout our entire value chain by fiscal 2050. In addition to reducing our own consumption of energy, such as by introducing super-efficient equipment, increasing in-house generation of power and by installing solar power systems and purchasing renewable energy, we are ramping up initiatives that help our customers reduce their CO2 emissions while using our products. We are also working to solve a variety of environmental issues that face society, such as by promptly providing solutions for air conditioning that comply with the revised CFC emissions control law that went into effect in August this year.
In addition to our initiatives in environmental manufacturing, such as expanding the number of environment friendly products, improving our recycling rates and launching recurring business, we are playing a role in creating a society that does not exceed the planetary boundary, by promoting the reduction of CO2 emissions, both our own and those of our customers.