Hitachi Group Identity
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At Hitachi Rail, we know that by conducting our business in the right way, we create value for all of our stakeholders. We care deeply about our customers, company, employees, communities, and others. For this and many other reasons, business ethics is at the core of who we are and drive our everyday actions. The attached Hitachi Group Code of Ethics and Business Conduct is an essential reference tool available that guides us to behave with integrity.
The Code demonstrates our commitment to delivering high-quality, safe and effective products and services daily in a work environment that fosters respect, honesty and accountability.
The concepts of integrity outlined in the Hitachi Group Code of Ethics and Business Conduct extend to anyone working on behalf of Hitachi, including consultants, contractors and other third-party business partners. Our Supplier Code of Conduct is available here.
Hitachi Rail maintains a culture of integrity and values its reputation for lawful and ethical behaviour. Maintaining this reputation is essential to ensuring the continued trust and confidence of Hitachi Rail’s business partners and the wider community.
Hitachi Rail prohibits all forms of bribery and corruption when conducting business. We act with integrity when engaging with public officials and the private sector. Hitachi Rail employees are prohibited from soliciting or accepting a bribe in the course of their work at Hitachi Rail and maintains accurate and complete records of all transactions and payments, including expense reports.
Hitachi Rail expects business partners representing or acting on behalf of the Company to commit to compliance with applicable anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and regulations and screens potential business partners to ensure they share our standards of integrity, ethical conduct, and values-based business practices.
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.
Gifts, entertainment, and travel (collectively “business courtesies”) are often exchanged for legitimate business purposes to develop goodwill, build relationships, or promote products and services. Hitachi Rail employees are prohibited from exchanging business courtesies that are intended or appear to influence a public official or any business decision.
Hitachi Rail employees only exchange business courtesies that are supported by a legitimate business purpose and reasonable under the circumstances, and do not an actual or perceived bribery or corruption risk.
Hitachi Rail maintains accurate and complete accounting records of all business courtesies given. Employees are prohibited from using business partners to provide business courtesies that are not acceptable under Company policies and procedures.
Hitachi Rail maintains a culture of openness and is committed to the highest standards of sincerity, accountability, and ethical conduct. Hitachi Rail encourages everyone to speak-up when they see something that they believe may constitute actual or suspected misconduct.
Actual or suspected violations of laws, regulations, the Hitachi Group Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, and/or Hitachi Group or Hitachi Rail policies can be reported to the following speak-up channels made available to all stakeholders - internally to Hitachi Rail’s workforce, and externally to business partners and other third parties:
Internally, Hitachi Rail’s workforce may report concerns in writing or orally to Managers, Human Resources, and members of the Legal & Compliance function.
All stakeholders, internal and external, may file an online report with the Hitachi Group Compliance Hotline (hotline) at hitachi.ethicspoint.com. The hotline is available 24/7 and allows a person wishing to report a concern to remain anonymous, where permitted by local law.
All stakeholders, internal and external, may file a report by telephone in local language using one of the numbers available on the hotline at hitachi.ethicspoint.com.
All stakeholders, internal and external, may file a report for any Hitachi Rail STS SpA related concerns (including all its branches and subsidiaries), to the supervisory body at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All stakeholders, internal and external, may file a report for any Hitachi Rail Spain related concerns, to the supervisory body at email@example.com.
Hitachi Rail has zero tolerance for retaliation of any kind against persons who report concerns in good faith.
If you have any questions related to Hitachi Rail’s Whistleblowing and Speak-Up Programme, you may contact us at SpeakUp@hitachirail.com.
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 recognises the importance of identifying and preventing the action and causes of modern slavery in our business and supply chain. Our statements set 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 2022.
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.
Learn more about Section 1269-g of the Public Authorities Law which applies to any contractor who has entered into a public works contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and all of its subcontractors.
This document provides information about the law which includes:
- The New York False Claims Act, Sections 187-194 of the State Finance Law, which encourages citizens to assist New York State and local governments to detect and stop fraud.
- Section 740 of the New York Labor Law, which protects from retaliation employees who have reported illegal conduct that threatens the public health or safety, first to their supervisor, and then to a federal, state, or local governmental body.