Hitachi revealed that they have made a massive 30.5% cut in their carbon emissions for the period 2020-2021 which is more than double their 2019-2020 period cut in emissions which reached 14.2%.
The news comes following the launch of their CSR & Sustainability report for 2021.
The report sees the companies first globally integrated exploration of its sustainability activities and will also detail how they aim to further reduce carbon emissions from its activities whilst improving transport around the world, as part of its wider Decarbonisation Strategy.
A vital part of Hitachi’s plans moving forward from the report is their Sustainable Facility programme which includes: investment in solar PV at facilities, 100% renewable energy purchase agreements, increasing access to EVs for staff, and circular economy principles to reduce waste.
The Rail Group is also assisting Hitachi’s ongoing action to cut CO2 equivalent emission and will help them reach their global commitment of Net Zero by 2030 and carbon neutrality throughout its entire value chain by 2050.
As a principal sponsor of the COP26 conference, Hitachi places the utmost importance of decarbonising society and dealing with climate change.
The conference will see Hitachi Rail leaders talk with government and business leaders about the approaches available to decarbonise transport, these solutions include Hitachi’s world leading battery and electric trains, and Mobility as a Service solution to make public transport more accessible.
Andrew Barr, Hitachi Rail Group CEO, said:
“This cut in CO2 by almost one-third shows that we’re really serious about reducing our environmental impact. We’re putting our Decarbonisation Strategy at the heart of our business and investing to deliver it.
“Hitachi Rail is on an important journey to become a climate change innovator. This means decarbonising our immediate business, as well as working with our customers and suppliers to deliver attractive low carbon forms of transport – modern battery or electric trains, for example – to persuade more people to switch from cars and planes to trains.”
Ulderigo Zona, Chief CSR & Sustainability Officer, said:
“We’re pleased that these results make a meaningful contribution to decarbonising our business, and includes all our facilities around the world. But if we want to achieve net-zero, we have more that we must do.
“I’m excited about our future global initiatives, including investments in solar panels, circular economy principles, and partnering with our suppliers and customers to decarbonise across our entire value chain.”
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