Hitachi commits to becoming entirely carbon-neutral by 2050

It has also pledged to invest around £10bn in research and development technologies to bolster digital innovation within the next three years

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Hitachi has set a new target to achieve carbon-neutrality across its entire value chain by 2050.

This is a further step from its previous aim of making all its factories and offices worldwide carbon-neutral by 2030.

Hitachi has also pledged to help reduce its customers’ carbon footprint and invest close to £10 billion in research and development technologies to bolster digital innovation within the next three years.

The company has committed to using 100% renewable electricity across all its sites, investing more into electric vehicles (EVs) and carbon-free mobility and is a principal partner for COP26.

Alistair Dormer, CEO of Hitachi, said: “Digital technology has a key role to play in helping society reach net zero and today’s announcement is another sign of Hitachi’s commitment.

As a principal partner for COP26 and a social, purposeful business, we need to do much more to put our own house in order. Green technology in a digital world is a real engine for growth and it’s an exciting time to help cities, governments and companies cut carbon.”