Government Relations and Sustainability Office (GRS)
Located in Brussels, Belgium, Government Relations and Sustainability Office (GRS), formerly Hitachi Corporate Office, Europe (HIBRU), was established in 1988 as a representative liaison office of Hitachi, Ltd. to monitor and assess the economic and political developments related to the achievement of the European single market, put in place in 1993. Its mission is to contribute to Hitachi's activities in three main directions: monitor EU issues with potential impact on the group's operations, create and support Hitachi's links with European business partners, and contribute to society in order to enhance Hitachi's corporate image in the EU. Since 2021 the office is in charge of sustainability in Europe.
GRS's team comprises seven persons Yasuo Hirano (Senior Representative & General Manager), Yukako Kinoshita, Yukika Okamura, Erik Otto, Junya Ukai, Paolo Vitale, and Shoko Yamamoto.