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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

The production sites of the Company and its Group companies in Japan conduct activities to reduce the energy used at the product manufacturing stage. Since fiscal year 2016, we set a goal of improving Energy Use per Unit to 67 in fiscal year 2018(an 33% improvement compared to fiscal 2005). In fiscal 2018, we achieved the goal of improving Energy Use per Unit to 59(an 41% improvement compared to fiscal 2005).
As efforts regarding facilities in fiscal 2018, we switched from fluorescent lighting to LED lighting and replaced high efficiency air conditioner equipments from old ones. With regard to operations, in support of the national campaign against global warming promoted by the government, we implemented “Cool Biz” and “Warm Biz” campaigns and continued our efforts in the “Lights-Off Campaign” in all sites.

■ Improvement in Energy Use and that per Unit

Improvement in Energy Use and that per Unit

Note that part of our company was split off into Kokusai Electric Corporation on June 1, 2018. In this article, the thin film process solutions business (business related to semiconductor production equipment) is excluded actual values from the base year and goals.

Switching to LED lighting

Goyo Electronics sequentially adopts an energy-saving equipment, based on the medium- to long-term management plan. In fiscal 2017, we switched from fluorescent lighting to LED lighting in the office and from halogen lighting of the outside signboard to LED lighting of them. We continue to adopt an energy-saving equipment, based on our plan in the future.

Halogen lighting of signboard (Before switching)
Halogen lighting of signboard (Before switching)

LED lighting of signboard (After switching)
LED lighting of signboard (After switching)

Participation in “Lights-Off Campaign“

The Group participated in “Earth Hour,” which was held by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on March 30, 2019, turning off lights at our sites both within and outside Japan.

■ lights of main entrance turned off at Hitachi Kokusai Linear Equipamentos Eletrônicos S/A

Before turning off
Before turning off

After turning off
After turning off