Hitachi Rail’s Environment, Social, Governance and Sustainability strategy and roadmap guides us to our ambitions as a sustainability leader.

It provides a framework for decision making and goal setting that keeps us on track to become a Climate Change Innovator.

A Material ESG Strategy

Materiality analysis is the method companies use to understand which topics are of most concern to stakeholders and how they impact the business model.

At Hitachi Rail, we engage nearly 2,000 internal and external stakeholders to analyse environmental, social, and economic material aspects and related impacts, and identify the most relevant material topics to be included in our strategy and reporting.

As a result, we have set four strategic priorities:

"In today’s world, faced with climate emergency, the pursuit of sustainability isn't just a choice – it's a responsibility"

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Impact and Targets

We are becoming a Climate Change Innovator. Our 2024 mid-term roadmap sets ambitious environmental targets and establishes new performance measurements and transparent disclosures to drive our day-to-day activities. You can read more about each of them in the Hitachi Rail ESG and Sustainability Report.

  • Decrease of -12% in Scope 1 and 2 emissions in FY22

  • 8 (2 new in FY22) categories reported for Scope 3 emissions

  • Targeting a 100% reduction of Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050

  • 10% increase in employee satisfaction in FY22

  • 0.68 lost time injury frequency rate in FY22 (28 fewer incidents vs. last year)

  • An average of 19 training hours per employee (over 265,000 total training hours in FY22)

  • EcoVadis platinum medal with score of 81/100

  • 90% completion rate of the annual Ethics & Compliance training in FY22

  • 0 incidents of corruption

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2023 ESG and Sustainability Report

Explore the Hitachi Rail ESG framework and roadmap, and learn about Hitachi Rail’s Environmental, Social and Governance impact and achievements in FY22.