Hitachi Group Identity
At Hitachi, we understand that our success is dependent on the success of the communities in which we live and work. The basis of this way of thinking is “contributing to society through the development of superior, original technology and products” which is the spirit of the founder of Hitachi LTD, Mr. Odaira. This spirit is reflected in our Mission, which animates every aspect of our work as Hitachi employees.
The Hitachi Group Codes of Ethics consist of rules and principles intended to assist officers and employees in making decisions and taking actions in accordance with the Hitachi Group Identity.
The management of Hitachi Rail Group continuously confirms the commitments and ethical responsibilities, which must guide the conduct of the business and corporate activities of all of those who have relationships of any kind whatsoever with Hitachi Rail Group.
Hitachi Rail Group, in order to achieve its targets, bases its activity on values which are shared by all Directors, Senior Management, Employees and all of those who operate within its global structure.
Hitachi Rail Group is committed to tackling corruption and preventing the risks of unlawful practices. The Group, promoting and implementing a corporate culture inspired by responsibility, fairness and ethics, bases its activity on ethical values, compliance with which is critical for the achievement of corporate goals and success in the market and influences the relationships with any parties with an interest in Hitachi Rail Group. In this regard, the Group carrying out its activities considers integrity and respect for Laws, including Anti-Corruption laws and regulations, as fundamental ethical principles and requires its Groups’ senior management to set the example for all employees and co-workers with their behavior.
The various Group Companies have been defined to a Manual to provide principles, define roles and responsibilities and identify the main elements to be implemented to manage risk of corruption within the Group.
In relation to the entry into force of Legislative Decree no. 231/01, as amended and supplemented, which introduced a specific regime of liability for the companies in regards to certain types of crimes, Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A. and Hitachi Rail S.p.A has adopted the appropriate measures to prevent, such liability from arising for the company, with the implementation of specific protocols and supervision systems designed to prevent the commission of these crimes included in the Decree and which may potentially be committed by Directors, Statutory Auditors, executives, employees or by any person who has a contractual, financial or commercial relationships with Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A and Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
For this purpose, both companies adopted an Organisation, Management and Control Model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/01 (the Model), which has been subsequently updated, following subsequent regulatory and organizational changes.
In business relationships with clients, consultants, suppliers, partners and any other commercial counterpart, Hitachi Rail Group is guided by principles of integrity and respect for law and the values expressed in the Code of Ethics.
Hitachi Rail Group prohibits all Recipients from accepting or offering money, gifts or undue favours. Recipients who receive money, gifts or undue favours that conflict with Hitachi Rail Group policy shall immediately notify his/her supervisor for proper handing. Any irregularities in the presence of requests for or offers of money, gifts or favours shall also be reported to the Supervisory Body.
Gifts, Entertainment and Hospitality Policies of the Group are strictly enforced following local laws & regulations and monitored at the relevant internal control bodies.
Hitachi Rail Group promotes knowledge of and compliance with the Code of Ethics and laws and regulations. In case of any non-observance or violation, appropriate disciplinary action or contractual sanctions will take place.
Any violations of laws & regulations, code of ethics can be reported to the following channels made available both for internal resources and third parties through various channels:
- Online reporting system: this is available 24-7 for reporting via telephone and/or online through the following link: hitachi.ethicspoint.com
- For Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A:
- For Hitachi Rail S.p.A:
The Company ensures that no-one in the workplace is subject to any retaliation, illegal conditioning and discriminating treatment of any kind, for having made a good faith report of a violation to the following channels.
Hitachi Rail Group engages in business across the world based on principles of adherence with the law and business ethics as well as fair and open competition in compliance with EU competition laws of other regions in which Hitachi Rail Group conducts business in. Furthermore, the Groups Global Compliance Programme incorporates rules concerning competition law as well as related business standards and guidelines.
Hitachi Rail Group has constant training sessions where employees, directors and management are made aware of competition laws & regulations and the proper conduct to adopt.
The failure to comply with regulations on trade, export, import, re-export or re-transfer of goods (tangible or intangible), technologies, information, and services classified as “Dual-Use” has exposed and exposes several Companies to administrative and criminal sanctions, reputational damage risks, as well as significant financial losses.
Hitachi Rail Group (hereinafter the Group) shares the concerns of international community on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the excessive accumulation of conventional weapons, therefore the Group decides to comply with the all applicable export control laws and regulations.
In order to reach this target Hitachi Rail will exercise Export and Trade Control due diligence against any possible illicit transactions and contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security.
Hitachi Rail Group ensure that no products are provided and no trade is carried out in any country or any entity in violation of the above laws and regulations.
In order to achieve strict compliance, Hitachi Rail are developing in all Companies an Export and Trade Compliance Program (hereinafter ECP) in order to prevent, manage and monitor the risk of non-compliance with the applicable legislation and regulations on trade, export, import, re-export or re-transfer of goods (tangible or intangible), technologies, information, and services classified as “Dual-Use” .
Hitachi Rail Group undertakes to implement an efficient and effective compliance program providing a risk management tool applicable to the complexities and specific characteristics of all Companies of the Group; all Hitachi Rail Employees – especially those directly involved in trade, export, transfer, re-export and re-transfer activities/processes – are requested to operate in fully compliance with the Laws and Regulations in force.
A Hitachi Rail Target is to provide an ECP that meet the standard controls required by the World Wide Best Practice (included the European Commission Recommendation 2019/1318).
Hitachi Rail Limited (“Hitachi Rail” or “HRUK”) recognises the importance of identifying and preventing the action and causes of modern slavery in our business and supply chain. This statement, our fourth made under Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the steps we have taken to address modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain in the year to 31 March 2020.
Gender pay gap reporting in the UK reflects the importance of diversity and inclusion to Hitachi Rail’s plans for business growth. Our sector is characterised by a predominance of male employees and, if we are to meet the demands of a modern railway, we must introduce people new to the industry from a multitude of backgrounds and possessing different skills. Equally importantly, greater diversity enables us to create the best, most innovative products and services for our customers and the wide cross-section of passengers they serve.
Having calculated our gender pay gap report using the reporting regulations, Hitachi Rail in the UK is providing fair and equal pay for our people. We will continue to strive for our goals for a more diverse workforce and to ensure that our business and all our stakeholders share in the many benefits this will deliver.
The equality index aims at enabling companies to measure in a simple and reliable way, where they stand in terms of professional equality between women and men.