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Hitachi America, Ltd. operates its businesses in sustainable ways in accord with Hitachi, Ltd.’s Sustainability Strategies (http://www.hitachi.com/csr/).

Community Relations

Hitachi America, Ltd. is committed to having an active role in the communities in which our employees work and live. Our commitment to community service and involvement is a by-product of Hitachi’s deeply ingrained corporate culture, and has been a part of the company’s business philosophy since its founding in the United States nearly 60 years ago. Hitachi America, Ltd. supports community and local non-profit organizations as well as employee volunteerism. Hitachi America, Ltd. employees form local internal Community Action Committees and make decisions as to their respective office’s donations, fund-raising, and/or volunteer activities for each fiscal year.

Hitachi America, Ltd. has taken an active role in disaster relief efforts, including in Mexico and other communities where severe natural disasters have taken place, making donations, for example, to national and international non-profit organizations to support disaster victims, their families and communities.

Ignite a Dream Initiative with Kiva

Hitachi America, Ltd. employees have also played a significant role in the Kiva – Ignite a Dream initiative. Kiva (https://groupcompanies.hitachi.us/kiva/) is a non-profit organization that unites people through lending to alleviate poverty and expand opportunity to entrepreneurs in need. Team Hitachi is comprised of employees who loan and re-loan funds to help those who would otherwise have difficulty securing funding. These loans provide the opportunity to make business dreams a reality. This is a very special employee initiative to which our overall Hitachi group employees and Hitachi have participated wholeheartedly.

Annual Hitachi North America Food Drive

Bay Area food sort volunteers at food bank

The North American Food Drive, which takes place each summer, is a collaborative program among Hitachi Group companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Hitachi Group companies have been participating in this annual drive continuously since 2000.

Chula Vista food drive participants

In 2017, Hitachi America, Ltd. employees in Westchester County, NY, the Bay Area in CA and San Diego, CA collected 5,600 pounds of food and donated more than 2,700 USD to local food banks in their respective communities as results of the drives. In total, the Hitachi Group collected nearly 645,000 pounds of food and donated over 1,082,000 USD in the fight against hunger in numerous of communities throughout these regions.

Tarrytown food loading volunteers to food bank truck

Hitachi group community relations activities: http://www.hitachi.com/csr/community/index.html

Human Rights/Diversity and Inclusion

Hitachi America, Ltd. recognizes the importance of respecting and protecting human rights as outlined, at a minimum, in the United Nations International Bill of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

Hitachi America, Ltd.’s Business Conduct Policy includes Human Rights Guidelines required to be practiced by each Hitachi America, Ltd. employee. Hitachi America, Ltd. has a strong corporate policy to enhance diversity and inclusion to recruit and retain best and diverse talents.

Hitachi group human rights practices: http://www.hitachi.com/csr/humanrights/index.html

Supply Chain Management

Hitachi America, Ltd. procurement and supply chain operations are managed by the Value Chain Integration Division (formerly, Alliances and Sourcing Division) and conducted in alignment with Hitachi, Ltd. Supply Chain Management policies, including the latest Hitachi Group CSR Procurement Guidelines (http://www.hitachi.com/procurement/csr/csr/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2017/03/27/HITACHI_GROUP_CSR_PROCUREMENT_GUIDELINE.pdf). The third edition, published in March 2017, incorporates the “Hitachi Group Code of Conduct” (http://www.hitachi.com/about/corporate/conduct), which was established in August 2010, and reflects the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) “Code of Conduct Version 5.1”. The Guideline is distributed to our suppliers as a reference for CSR code of conduct and standards and is expected to be fully implemented by all Hitachi suppliers.

Hitachi group supply chain management: http://www.hitachi.com/csr/fair/supply_chain/index.html#supply_chain_management