Hitachi

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
61%
Organisation Score
43%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
Tokyo, Japan
Brands and Associated Companies
Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Rail
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Hitachi appears to have limited direct engagement with climate change regulations but is broadly positive in its top-line messaging on climate policy. However, these positions do not appear aligned with the company's indirect political engagement through its trade association memberships. In 2016-18, Hitachi appears to have communicated support for both GHG emission reductions and the Paris Agreement. Hitachi has also made statements that suggest support for energy efficiency standards, EU renewable energy targets and a low-carbon energy transition, in particular, a greater role for wind power. Hitachi has, however, not described its positions on specific items of legislation in detail through its disclosures. Hitachi's statements on climate policy are not aligned with the lobbying activities of trade groups Hitachi retains leadership positions within. Most notably, since the start of 2018, Hitachi CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi has been chairman of powerful Japanese trade association Keidanren, having previously sat as vice-chair. Keidanren appears to strongly advocate for the sustained role of coal in Japan's energy mix. In 2016-2017 Keidanren opposed long-term GHG emission targets and an emissions trading scheme proposed in response to Japan's commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement. In 2018, Keidanren has also opposed a carbon tax whilst criticizing the impact of renewables policy on energy prices. Hitachi is also a partner company in BusinessEurope, who have vocally advocated against renewable energy and energy efficiency targets in the EU, and a subsidiary of Hitachi is a member of the National Mining Association in the US, who have actively opposed all strands of climate legislation whilst strongly promoting coal in the energy mix.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency
2 2 NS NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance
0 NS NA -1 0 0 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation
NS NS NS 0 NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support
1 NS NA NS NS 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
0 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards
1 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation
NS 1 NS 1 NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix
0 0 NS 0 0 1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards
1 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS -1 NA NA NA NA NA
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
61%
 
61%
 
36%
 
36%
 
51%
 
51%
 
32%
 
32%
 
61%
 
61%
 
39%
 
39%
 
45%
 
45%
 
35%
 
35%
 
38%
 
38%

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.