For more than 100 years, Hitachi has developed the social infrastructure that provides the foundation for nearly every aspect of modern life.
As one of the oldest technology companies and best-known brands in the world, Hitachi Group Companies innovate, build and manufacture IT and OT around the globe and are leaders in their respective industries. Our IoT solutions provide insights that help organizations make more informed decisions to deliver exceptional outcomes and smarter, safer, healthier and more efficient societies. Lumada, our IoT platform, connects physical and digital technologies via data and software intelligence to drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation. As a large global manufacturing, services and solutions company, we strive to tackle a variety of issues across a wide range of industry sectors that will make life easier tomorrow.
Hitachi Group Identity
Throughout its over 100-year history, the Hitachi Group’s Mission to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products has been passed to generations of employees and external stakeholders. The Hitachi Group has also fostered its Values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit, which emulate the Hitachi Founding Spirit. These values resonate through the way we think and operate, as we collectively strive to deliver solutions that create new value globally.
The Hitachi Group shares the Vision to deliver innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented team and proven experience in global markets, we can address global challenges in resources, energy and the environment to create a safer, smarter and healthier society. The Hitachi Group Identity articulates the Mission, Values and Vision that are shared by Hitachi Group Companies worldwide. United by this identity, Hitachi Group Companies demonstrate outstanding teamwork that transcends the boundaries of geographic regions and business fields.
Hitachi At-a-Glance and the Industries We Serve
Hitachi’s history with Mexico dates to 1938, when Hitachi sold motors in Mexico. In 1959, Hitachi established a Mexican Representative Office. Since the 1950s, Hitachi has sold a variety of generating units for hydro and thermal utility power stations, as well as industrial equipment for oil and gas, steelmaking and other industrial sectors. Beginning in the 1980s, Hitachi sold televisions to Mexican consumers, making Hitachi a well-known brand in the Mexico market.
Today, Hitachi focuses on manufacturing, and supplying and managing the corresponding logistics for the automotive industry. For example, Hitachi produces various types of automotive parts and related systems. These include audio components, electronic systems and more. In addition, Hitachi has operations producing industrial materials, information technology and healthcare equipment.
Looking ahead, Hitachi aims to be actively engaged in the Social Innovation Business in Mexico. By addressing social challenges through a combination of IT and OT, and delivering superior products and services, Hitachi hopes to contribute to a safer and more prosperous future.Automotive Systems
- HC Querétaro, S.A. de C.V. (Hitachi Cable Querétaro)
- Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
- Hitachi Vantara
Social Infrastructure: Industrial
- Hitachi High-Tech Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
- Hitachi Industrial Equipment Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
- Hitachi Healthcare Americas Corporation
Hitachi’s Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
Hitachi Chemical – Green Curtain Project
Hitachi’s obligation to the environment is as important as Hitachi’s commitment to social innovation. The world’s population, currently at 7.6 billion, is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 20501. At the same time, worldwide economic growth – led by emerging countries – has contributed to global warming, caused by a rise in CO2 emissions from growing fossil fuel use. The depletion of energy, water, mineral reserves and other resources due to increased demand, as well as ecosystem destruction and other environment problems are also worsening.
Hitachi believes that to solve these environmental problems and to realize a sustainable society where humankind can thrive, we must help to reduce the burden of human activity on the environment. As a company engaged in the Social Innovation Business, we aim to achieve a sustainable society by employing our company’s resources to reduce the burden of human activity on the environment. Here are two examples of Hitachi’s commitment in Mexico:
The Hitachi Chemical Group has engaged in its Green Curtain Project since 2006, which plants vines to cover the walls and windows of buildings to prevent temperatures from rising inside the building and to reduce the use of air conditioners. The climbing plants act like living curtains to lower electricity consumption resulting in reduced CO2 emissions and lower temperatures to mitigate summer heat.
To better define the kind of society that Hitachi envisions from a long-term perspective, we created an Environmental Vision. Our Environmental Vision envisions a low-carbon society; a resource efficient society; a harmonized society with nature. To achieve such a sustainable society, we established a set of long-term environmental targets called Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050 and an Environmental Action Plan that sets targets for every three years.1 World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Hitachi’s purpose as a company is to solve global issues through our Social Innovation Business, which is aimed at creating a safer, more convenient and more comfortable lifestyle for people around the world and a more sustainable future. In its role as a leader in promoting global sustainability, the Hitachi Group is committed to being a good corporate citizen.
Clothing and blanket drive organized to support families in the local community.
Hitachi believes that companies should conduct their corporate activities and communications with stakeholders in a fair and open manner, promote harmony with the natural environment and engage in activities that contribute to long-term social and environmental progress. Through its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, Hitachi is engaged in tackling global challenges such as poverty, inequality in education, the spread of disease, resource and energy issues and population concentration in cities.
Dog food collected for local community animal shelter.
In Mexico, Hitachi engages in community life by cultivating meaningful relationships with the local community and nonprofit organizations and empowering its employees to devote time and corporate resources to community problem-solving at the local level.
Trees were provided to employees to encourage greener places in their homes.
Hitachi Cable Querétaro (HCQ) is part of the “Radioton 2016” campaign organized by AMANC (Mexican Association of Aid to Children with Cancer). HCQ financially supports the nonprofit organization with monthly sponsorship to help prevent the causes of cancer in children. HCQ also supports its local community with food and clothing drives for the homeless, and programs to encourage employees to donate a small portion of their salary for socially responsible causes such as local children’s homes.
The Hitachi Group has been recognized globally for its social responsibility and sustainability investments. For eight years in a row, since 2009, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) has listed Hitachi, Ltd. in its leading global sustainability investment index. Swiss RobecoSAM, which handles survey and analysis for the DJSI listings, ranked Hitachi, Ltd. in its Bronze Class 2015 CSR rankings. Four Group companies, including Hitachi Chemical Company and Hitachi Capital Corporation were selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series sponsored by the London Stock Exchange. Five Group companies, including Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and Hitachi High-Tech Canada, Inc., made Morningstar’s SRI Index, Hitachi Chemical was also selected for MSCI’s Global Sustainability Index.