Letter from the Chief Executive Officer

Dear Readers and Stakeholders,

Hitachi's mission, since it was founded more than a century ago
has been to develop superior technology for the benefit of
society. As we enter 2021 and looking ahead to the coming
decades, the challenge of climate change, coupled with global
population growth – predicted rise by more than a quarter to
9.7bn people – looms large. As a world-leading mobility provider,
with an objective to ‘power good’, these challenges give Hitachi
Rail a clear focus.

Fortunately, as a full service provider for mobility solutions and a
pioneer of new technology, Hitachi is ideally placed to help lead
this global transformation. As company, we offer:

▪ Global scale and expertise in across the mobility sector;
▪ Leadership in alternative fuels and new technologies;
▪ And a well-established partnership approach with our customers that helps implement change.

Hitachi recognises that tackling climate change is fundamental to our moral and corporate mission. For that reason, we’ve signed-up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as committed to achieving Net-Zero by 2050.

Making a difference to climate change isn’t easy, and it will take a huge collective effort from all of us, but it is challenge we must rise to.

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Andrew Barr

Chief Executive Officer
Hitachi Rail Group

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Our Company

Hitachi Rail has a unique position as a global player in the railway sector: it is an integrated group capable of offering rail solutions across rolling stocks, signalling systems and digital technology, Service & Maintenance activities as well as turnkey solutions worldwide.


The company is leading integrated rail business, offering sustainable solutions, providing people with safe, secure, comfortable transportation. Sophisticated OT defines us and manufacturing technology, cutting-edge IT, and products trusted for their high quality and reliability.

The aim is to use our technology and business to help build a sustainable society, with 100+ years of experience delighting our customers and passengers.


Hitachi Rail is a global company, which delivers railway products as its core business ranging from metro, commuter and high-speed rolling stock through to traffic management, traction and signalling solutions.

Business, Products and Solutions

CSR & Sustainability highlights *

-11.7%

Total power consumption

675,0412 GJ

27.6%

EE from renewable resources

-14.2%

Total GHG emissions
66.488 tCO2e

91.4%

Total Waste recycled
+3.2 pp

-21.2%

Total Waste
10.934 tonnes

-21.6%

Total Withdrawal
738.790 mc

-21.1%

 SOx

-12.6%

 NOx

-14.1%

 CO

-10.4%

 VOC

Emissions

9,481

Total Employees
+1.0%

142,286

Total hours of training
15.2 average per employee

4.2mln €

Investment of training
439 € per employee

96%

Employees hired
with open-ended contracts

-26.8%

Injury frequency index
if 0.56

* Data referring to the period 31.03.2018 – 31.03.2019 

Mission

Our mission is to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products.

Vision

Hitachi delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented team and proven experience in global markets, we can inspire the world.

Values

Wa (Harmony) – We need to show respect to our colleagues, our suppliers, our clients and our stakeholders. We show respect to earn respect.

Makoto (Sincerity)- We should act with integrity in all we say and do, this shows that we are sincere in holding to our stated values. We maintain fairness in all our dealings; our reputation is founded on how we go about our business.

Kaitakusha – Seishin (Pioneering Spirit) – We lead with ambition, seeking new challenges; we are not afraid to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of our business.

Letter from the Chief Executive Officer

 

Dear Readers and Stakeholders,

Hitachi’s mission, since it was founded more than a century ago, has been to develop superior technology for the benefit of society. As we enter 2021 and looking ahead to the coming decades, the challenge of climate change, coupled with global population growth – predicted rise by more than a quarter to 9.7bn people – looms large. As a world-leading mobility provider, with an objective to ‘power good’, these challenges give Hitachi Rail a clear focus.

Despite the impact of COVID-19, the evidence still suggests that an increasing majority of us will choose to live and work in cities in the longer-term. So for city authorities and urban transport providers, these global trends mean they will need new, improved transport networks, which are better integrated and digitally connected. They will also need to make their public transport networks far more environmentally friendly – by decarbonising existing services and introducing new green technology. And, this all has to happen within 20-30 years! Not a challenge for the faint of heart.

Hitachi recognises that tackling climate change is fundamental to our moral and corporate mission. For that reason, we’ve signed-up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as committed to achieving ambitious 2050 decarbonisation targets.

There a several ways we can help with decarbonisation. The first and most important approach is to work with transport providers around the world to provide green, attractive public transport options. Getting people out of cars and planes and on to trains is the fastest way to have the biggest impact. For example, in Honolulu we’re due to open a brand new electric railway that will offer a fast, comfortable alternative to passengers to get downtown. In Japan, our Shinkansen bullet trains have shifted the vast majority of people away from high emission domestic air travel.

Many of the world’s older railways still rely upon diesel trains and, in those cases, our role is to provide new decarbonising solutions. We’re pioneering battery technology around the world – with trains operating in Japan, the UK and Italy – to provide an alternative power source for trains. Often, this is a faster and cheaper way to cut carbon emissions where the railway’s infrastructure is not electrified. Our ability to work with other Hitachi Group companies, including Hitachi Power Grids, enhances the offer to customers by including fast charging solutions. Our mission this decade is to rollout out battery and charging technology to fleets across the world, so we put diesel on course to be a relic of the past, much like stream power is today.

Committing to net-zero means Hitachi Rail’s own business must reduce its environmental footprint. I’m pleased that in this year’s report we have delivered significant reductions against the previous period. Our waste is lower (-23.3% per hour worked), water consumption decreased (-23.7% per hour worked) and greenhouse gas emissions are down (-14.2% total CO2 equivalent per hour worked.) We also know we have more to do.

Making a difference to climate change isn’t easy, and it will take a huge collective effort from all of us, but it is challenge we must rise to. Hitachi is in the unique position of having technological leadership to innovate the whole systems experience and at the global scale to implement major change. This places a particular responsibility on us to tackle the problems of our time head-on – and inspire the next generation of mobility - for the benefit of the next generation.

 

 

Andrew Barr

Chief Executive Officer 

Hitachi Rail Group