Hitachi Values at Work - Hitachi Data Systems Corporate Social Responsibility CSR
THEHITACHISPIRITCorporate Social Responsibility
At HDS we believe that every company has a duty to contribute to the greater good.For us, corporate social responsibility is a central business tenet and we work hard tolive up to the highest standards.With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the valuesexpressed as the Hitachi Spirit. The Hitachi Spirit infuses our people and ourpractices. It’s more than a poster on the wall or a graphic in a slide deck. It’s how – andwhy – we get things done. It’s who we are. Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
Ethics In the Hitachi Spirit, we believe that high ethical standards are the foundation of both a successful business and a great environment in which to work. Hitachi Data Systems employees feel the pride and conﬁdence of being a company that has clear, consistent, unequivocal ethical standards. We are proud to have been recognized for our stance on ethics. In 2011 and 2012, Hitachi Data Systems was recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr11 To further ensure that the highest levels of ethical practices are followed, HDS has a comprehensive and interactive Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. In 2011 HDS achieved the coveted Ethics Inside Certiﬁcation which recognizes and rewards organizations with outstanding commitments to ethical business practices. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr12 Hitachi Data Systems strives to provide a work environment in which ethical conduct is recognized and valued. We also encourage employees to raise questions or concerns about ethics or legal compliance. We focus on ethics every day of the year, and in October every year Hitachi Data Systems follows the lead of our parent company, Hitachi, Ltd., by taking part in Compliance Month. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr13 Ethical You. Report unethical or unlawful behavior you observe in the workplace. An ethical workplace is the best workplace.
Charitable Part of our mission at Hitachi Data Systems is to spread the beneﬁts of technological progress to every corner of the globe. It’s a businessGiving and Social goal for sure, but it’s also a humanitarian goal. We’re excited by what we’ve been able to achieve.Contribution Our people help to shape our Giving Policy. Any employee can propose a gift to a nonproﬁt organization to which the employee has a direct connection, typically as a volunteer. Recently a large contribution was made to the Brain Tumor Foundation when a group of employees participated in the fundraiser. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr21 HDS has distributed corporate and local contributions to help people in need. An example is a contribution HDS made to the Singapore Red Cross Society’s South East Asia Flood Appeal fund, which helped provide support to those affected by the ﬂooding in Thailand. The money was used for the purchase of relief items, such as food supplies, boats and bottled water. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr22 Hitachi Data Systems Community Action Committees (CAC) encourages HDS employees to be involved in enhancing the quality of life in their communities by providing grants to local targeted non-proﬁts. One example is support of science and technology education. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr23 Angel Investor You. Did you know that for as little as US$15 you can help someone regain their dignity and become a productive member of society? Thanks to the ﬁnancial movement known as microﬁnance, low-income people around the world now have access to small cash loans for funding independent business ventures. Go online and search “microﬁnance” for more information. It’s worth it!
Supply Chain Hitachi Data Systems has long advocated fair and transparent business and human rights. We do not use forced, bonded or child labor. WeSustainability and comply with the International Labor Organization’s conventions, United Nations’ declaration of human rights, and local legislationHuman Rights on human rights. To ensure that company operations and policies are free from human rights violations, Hitachi established the Central Human Rights Promotion Committee, which includes representatives from across the Hitachi organization. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr31 Through collaboration with European Group companies, the European Commission, and other international bodies, Hitachi has developed advanced educational programs and best practices for addressing human rights in business. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr32 The Global Compact is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt and implement sustainable and socially responsible policies. The Hitachi guidelines for procurement activities were revised in line with the Global Compact to help us achieve our company goals and contribute to a sustainable society. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr33 Humanitarian You. Conduct business with companies that champion human rights and take a stand against unjust and inhumane business practices.
Workplace The culture of HDS is a combination of our approach to getting things done, our values and our history. We believe employees canCulture and make an impact every day. We attract the best talent around the globe by fostering an environment where employees are treatedDiversity with dignity and respect, and are free to express their individuality. We’ve received numerous awards for being a best place to work: In 2012 we premiered at No. 86 on the Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work ranking. Similar awards were received around the world: multiple awards as a Top Employer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Great Place to Work awards in Poland and France and a Best Company award in the UK. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr41 There’s no question that one of our greatest competitive advantages is the diversity of our workforce. Diversity is supported in many ways, including recruitment outreach programs, employee afﬁnity groups and company sponsorship of events in our major locations. HDS supported a women’s sports initiative in the US, recruiting several of the participants as employees. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr42 Over a third of HDS employees are part of our sales organization and we provide a variety of learning opportunities to accelerate new sales employees’ ability to positively contribute, and support their continued development. Our Global Sales Boot Camp program has earned a coveted Gold Award for Best Sales Onboarding Program in the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr43 Change Agent You. There are many ways to help nurture employment diversity from both inside and outside the workplace. By supporting scholarships, helping to establish work programs, or contributing time to volunteer organizations, individuals like you can make a big difference. Search online for “diversity programs” in your area.
Environmental A lot of companies talk about making the world a greener place. We just get it done—in big ways and small, in cities and in nature, as aConsciousness company and as individual employees. Check out some of the great initiatives going on at Hitachi Data Systems and group companies.and Sustainability The Hitachi Yokohama Japan data center is one of the industry’s most robust and reliable green data centers. The facility incorporates power-efﬁcient data center technology designed to achieve a benchmarking rating of 1.6 PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness)1, while offering among the industry’s highest level of reliability, availability and data security. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr51 Environmental issues are top of mind when it comes to accommodating the rapid growth of data. HDS is an experienced partner for implementing environmentally efﬁcient IT solutions to help customers achieve more sustainable data centers through technologies and services. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr52 Solar-powered desalination plants built by Hitachi group companies are helping to preserve sensitive ecosystems and endangered animals in desert regions. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr53 Sustainable You. Did you know that you can balance out your carbon footprint by purchasing carbon offsets? It’s true! Purchasing offsets helps fund reductions in greenhouse emissions through projects like reforestation, wind farms, and solar arrays. To offset your carbon footprint, go online and search “carbon offsets.” They make a great gift, too!
Honors and For HDS the measure of success is not how many awards we win. We’re successful when our local and global communities are thriving,Awards when our customers and partners are well served and when our employees are happy and empowered to do the right thing. That said, winning awards is certainly nice too. Our leadership and innovation was recognized by Chief Executive Magazine, ranking No. 16 of the 40 Best Companies for Leaders. Companies are scored on 4 criteria: formal leadership processes in place, CEO time and involvement with leadership and development program, depth of the leadership funnel, and number of other companies who attempt to recruit away from that company. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr61 Our awards extend beyond our own company borders. Hitachi Data Systems customers were named as Laureates in the 24th Annual IDG Computerworld Honors Program. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr62 HDS was recognized as part of CRN’s 2012 Virtualization 100 list. The annual feature highlights the top 100 companies in virtualization and is published by UBM’s channel-focused news organization that helps solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization products and programs. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/hdscsr63 Cheerleader You. There’s nothing like a little recognition to lift someone’s spirits. A simple pat on the back or a few words of encouragement can go a long way towards brightening a day. There are so many ways to give a friendly shout out you can’t go wrong— text, tweet, email, e-card, or best of all, face to face.