For promoting our environmental activities, Hitachi Solutions has built
an environmental management system which has acquired the
international standard for such systems, ISO 14001.
The ISO 14001 certification was first granted to the Tokyo office and Tsurumi site in October 2003, and expanded to all business offices, including the 11 sites in Japan, in the renewal examination in October 2006, meaning the whole company was granted the certification. Furthermore, the second renewal examination in 2009 extended it to additional two subsidiary companies.
Based on the "Green Procurement Guidelines" stipulated by the Hitachi Group, Hitachi Solutions is promoting the purchasing of environmentally friendly hardware and equipment from green suppliers. "StarBoard" observes regulations introduced by countries such as the EU, to which Hitachi Solutions products are exported, including the RoHS Directive and the WEEE Directive, and even complies with the REACH Regulation.
Hitachi Solutions owns business sites that handle chemical substances in order to conduct research into the life sciences and other areas. For the proper control of chemical substances, we established a chemical management system that guides researchers and employees in handling chemicals. In addition, education and training are regularly offered to solidify the chemical management system.
At Hitachi Solutions, we are working to develop software that is
effective in reducing environmental impacts (EcoSoft).
We assess all of our packaged products and services and
register them as eco-products. In addition, we also strive for
reduced environmental impact when developing, maintaining,
and servicing systems for individual clients.
We have set eight eco-conscious perspectives on which the work, including system development, is based.
In cooperation with the Hitachi Group, Hitachi Solutions has developed the environment impact assessment method "SI-LCA" for quantitatively evaluating a product's environmental impact throughout its life cycle, from development to disposal, in terms of CO2 emissions. We can now quantify the achievable amount of reduction in the environmental impact of a product. SI-LCA was developed based on the Eco-Efficiency Potential Assessment Guidelines for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) FY2005.
·Positive Benefit vs Negative Benefit
GeoMation Farm supports to foster agriculture, contributes to reduce environmental impact by utilizing ICT.
1) The evaluation results are found using SI-LCA. SI-LCA:System Integration-Life Cycle Assessment is the registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd.