Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Rail
InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Tokyo, Japan
Brands and Associated Companies
Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Rail
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Hitachi appear to have a limited engagement with climate policy. The company’s interaction with climate policy and legislation is dominated by its business operations in both nuclear, as expressed by the CEO, and renewable energy. Hitachi appear to be generally supportive of a low-carbon energy mix, both on their website and in consultation, as well as demonstrating some support for Australia's Carbon Tax. Yet, there is an absence of clarity and cohesion regarding their corporate alignment on a number of other key climate policies. Hiroaki Nakanishi, CEO, appears to align with climate science in signing a WBCSD paper on electric utilities in 2014, but Hitachi's prominent position in the Japan Business Federation and membership of Business Europe suggests more negative aspects to their engagement with climate policy.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 -1 NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance 2 0 NA NS 2 NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support 2 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS 2
Carbon Tax 0 NS NS NS 1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading 0 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -1 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 0 NS NS 1 1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards NA NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS 0 NA NA NA NA 1
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.