Hitachi has become a Principal Partner for COP26, the International Climate Change Summit taking place in Glasgow this November. Through the partnership, Hitachi will champion decarbonisation and support the UK Government, which holds the COP26 Presidency.
Alok Sharma, President of COP26, said: “Businesses have a key role to play in helping us build back greener and Hitachi has shown strong leadership by making a clear commitment to combating climate change through science-based measures. We know that technology has a vital role in helping us all achieve a low carbon future and Hitachi is at the forefront of this. I am delighted to welcome them as a Principal Partner for COP26.”
Alistair Dormer, Chief Environmental Officer of Hitachi said, “Partnering with COP26 and playing our role in tackling climate change is a source of great pride for Hitachi. We are actively orienting our business towards the sustainable technology of the future. We see IT, Smart Energy, Industry and Mobility as having a major role to play in decarbonisation and believe we can use our many businesses and the power of digital innovation, to help governments, cities and businesses reduce their environmental impact.”
In addition to establishing Science Based Targets and joining the UN Race to Zero campaign, Hitachi has several long-term environmental targets, including the achievement of carbon neutrality at all its business sites (factories and offices) by fiscal 2030.