We are dedicated to the promotion of positive environmental protection activities. We work together to prevent pollution, comply with all laws and continually improve our environmental practices.
Hitachi is committed to the prevention of pollution and strives for continual improvement in order to minimize impact on the environment.
Hitachi's environmental commitment is communicated to all persons working on behalf of our company.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Hitachi is committed to comply with all applicable environmental requirements.
Environmental Objective & Targets
Hitachi management will provide the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objective and targets to support ISO 14001.
Carbon Neutral 2030 (CN30) Roadmap
Hitachi Astemo is committed to the reduction of greenhouse gases by becoming Carbon Neutral. It is through this commitment that we have set our target for 2030 for all locations to offset what is emitted by reducing energy use and eliminating wasteful practices.
Initiatives for achieving a Carbon Neutral society
Targets by 2030
Achieve carbon neutrality in production lines Reduce CO2 emissions through advanced technologies
Carbon neutrality in factories
Improve production efficiency including optimization of manufacturing sites
Retrofit and renew equipment for energy savings
Maximize renewable energy
Solar Power Facilities for Manufacturing Sites
Reduced CO2 emissions through advanced technologies
Provide highly efficient electrification components
Contribute to improved fuel economy
- Engine management technology
- Fuel economy improvement through AD/ADAS
Weight reduction of chassis components
Environmental Report 2021
Hitachi Group is the first Japanese company to become a “Principal Partner” supporting COP26 (2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference), which is being held in Glasgow, UK in November 2021. As a member of Hitachi Group, Hitachi Astemo is also accelerating its carbon neutralization efforts.Learn More
The management and associates of Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. are committed to the prevention of pollution, reducing waste and the consumption of resources (materials, fuel and energy). We strive to recover, recycle, reuse, reclaim and treat as opposed to disposal where feasible. It is our policy to meet or exceed the requirements of applicable federal, state and local environmental regulations, and of other environmental requirements to which Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. subscribes.
Our Environmental Management System incorporates, but is not limited to the following:
Objectives and Targets
Environmental objectives and targets are reviewed, adjusted and/or affirmed by top management on a regularly scheduled basis.
We remain abreast of changes to applicable environmental regulations by regularly reviewing the Federal Register, attending seminars, monitoring World Wide Web pages maintained by regulating agencies, and by contracting update services from service providers.
Written Operational Procedures
We develop and implement written operational procedures for work processes which have the potential to cause significant environmental impact.
We provide both general and specific training to our associates on environmental protection procedures, hazardous material handling, waste disposal and recycling.
Environmental audits are conducted on designated equipment, environmental programs, and environmental procedures on a regularly scheduled basis.
New processes that are introduced to our sites are reviewed for environmental impact prior to implementation.
Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. takes pride in the 3Rs and the amount of waste we “Reuse, Reduce & Recycle.” Along with the recycling of metals, steel, copper, plastic & cardboard, we cut paper waste as well!
2019 Environmental Report
Every time empty paint cans, paint markets, batteries, filters and other items are brought to the wastewater area, they are sent out in a SAFE way and disposed of by incineration of properly recycled. We are helping to reduce the ever-growing landfills and reduce the risk of having hazardous materials where they are a risk to the environment.
In 2019, we kept out of landfills:
Sunbury & Blanchester, Ohio locations
What we have saved by salvaging 3,564,063 lbs of metal in 2019
In 2019, we kept out of landfills:
Insulated copper wire
Salvaged steel (excluding stainless):
There is about 2,400 lbs, of steel in 1 car.
We recycled 1,737 cars worth of steel in 2019.
There is about 0.033 lbs. of aluminum in a soda pop can.
We recycled 17410,363 soda pop cans worth of aluminum in 2019.
Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. Sunbury location is registered by eagle registrations, Inc. to ISO14001:2015
Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. Blanchester location is registered by LLOYD's register to ISO14001:2015