Our business segments have realized many pressing social issues, including the aging infrastructure in highly urbanized areas, the labor shortage in an aging society, and the recurrent natural calamities caused by climate change. We have also identified opportunities in two areas: the first lies in reducing the energy consumption of escalators, lightning, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and other building equipment while the second is coexistence by providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment.
This field draws more and more interest in China. As the country continues to grow, a new round of technological revolution and industrial restructuring has transformed people’s lives in China, and “humans, buildings, and society” have become more inter-connected than ever before. With the constant shifts of the internet era, architectural space is planned with the psychological and behavioral characteristics of future habitants in mind. We will not rest on our laurels, but instead be future-oriented and look to offer new value. Today, the slowdown of the incremental market of elevators highlights the significance of services provided by elevator manufacturers. A healthy man going to the 10th floor will be devastated to find the elevator is out of order, and an aging society will be even more affected by such problems.
About the future of “industrial, innovative, and infrastructure construction”1, let us present a new scenario. With over 20 years of experience, we have laid the groundwork for connected construction equipment. For example, through data acquisition and analysis, we can provide preventive elevator maintenance and minimize disturbance caused by maintenance work. Hitachi boasts world-class Internet-of-things (IoT) solutions, creates value using customer data, accelerates digital innovation, and utilizes its world-leading exclusive digital technology Lumada. While IoT, AI, and other digital technologies grown in importance, we have spread the technologies and experience we have accumulated over the years to China and around the world. With meticulous service, which is written into our company’s DNA, we have made the uttermost use of Lumada to develop and provide new OTxITx-based services. These are far superior to competitors’ and helps achieve the goal of building a safe, secure, and comfortable “sustainable city and community”2 in a comprehensive way.
Through responsible cooperation and social innovation businesses, Hitachi is contributing to the realization of the “Sustainable Development Goals”3 by developing with goodwill and constantly examining our contributions from a social, economic, and environmental perspective. For the vision of “decent work and economic growth”4, Hitachi makes endeavors by expanding globally, reforming working modes, and increasing employment rate through efficient IoT and AI technology. We are an advocate of climate action5 as well as a profit-maker, and in accordance with which we are taking environmental and technological measures. In a nutshell, the value created by our management, products, and service is our contribution to a sustainable society.
Annotation 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 correspond to:
1 SDG 9, Industry, innovation and infrastructure
2 SDG 11, Sustainable cities and communities
3 “Sustainable Development Goals”. In 2015, the United Nations announced the vision of realizing 17 SDGs in 2030, including the eradication of poverty and injustice and the tackling of climate change. Through our business, Hitachi directly and indirectly contributes to the SDGs.
4 SDG 8, Decent work and economic growth
5 SDG 13, Climate action