Corporate Social Responsibility

We Strive for the greater good
every day

As global citizens, we are part of something much bigger than just our business. Hitachi and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) work to protect the planet and respond to important social issues. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility begins with the Hitachi Spirit: our people, our practices and all that we do.

We See a Brighter Future

Mother Earth can't wait. That's why we build sustainability into our business and manufacturing practice. We conserve resources and minimize our carbon footprint. Our vision for a more ecofriendly future includes a long-term initiative to reduce our environmental impact.

The foundation of the Hitachi environmental vision is built on three priorities

Global Warming Prevention

Global Warming Prevention

Enhance product energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions in energy production.

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation

Expand our efforts to collect products that we can recycle, reuse and reclaim.

Ecosystem Preservation

Ecosystem Preservation

Reduce the negative environmental impact on the earth’s air, water and soil.


Ecofriendly Never Looked So Good

Our new state-of-the-art European distribution center is built from the ground up with sustainable technology to nurture both the environment and our employees

Social Responsibility Connects Us All

When we contribute our time, ideas and resources to our communities today, it can make a difference for generations in the future. HDS takes on many local and global challenges through our diverse programs around the world. We help make lives better through Social Innovation solutions, charitable efforts and employee volunteer participation.

Underprivileged Students in India Get New Work Opportunities
An award-winning pilot program in our APAC region opens new doors for students who need it most to pursue college training, mentorship and placement.
Mobile Technology Brings Sustainable Farming Education to a Remote Region
Farmers are trained on conservation agriculture methods that move them from subsistence to sustenance farming.
Education Program Encourages Girls to Pursue Technology Careers
British elementary-school students learn about future STEM opportunities through training, workshops, mentoring and placement.

Our Strength Comes From Diversity

HDS suppliers are an integral part of how we support our markets and our customers. We maintain a long-standing commitment to create opportunities for a diverse range of suppliers and to build strong, lasting relationships with them.

Ethics Are Our Way of Life

At HDS, we commit to the highest levels of business integrity and ethics. It starts inside the company with our employees and extends to the way we conduct business with our customers and suppliers. Our commitment touches everything we do. We are proud to be ranked as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Hitachi Honored as Sustainability Leader

Seven years running, Hitachi has been listed as a component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), which recognizes top corporations in sustainability.

Hitachi Data Systems prohibits retaliation against, or harassment or victimization of, any current or former employee:

Who seeks guidance concerning any potential ethical violation or illegal behavior

Who reports any ethical violation or illegal behavior to Hitachi Data Systems or any government or law enforcement agency

Who refuses to participate in any ethical violation or illegal behavior

If you see something, say something. Maintaining ethical business practices is everyone’s responsibility.

Governance Resources
HDS Code of Ethics and Business Conducts
HDS Partner Code of Conduct

Anti-Corruption: Kicking Back at the Cabin

Anti-Corruption: Local Rule
Bribery: Gifts From Suppliers

Ethical Corporate Culture: Reporting Concerns
Ethical Corporate Culture: Reputational Risk
Ethical Corporate Culture: Using Our Hotline
Social Media: Protecting Confidential or Proprietary Information