Hitachi Adopts "Hitachi Group Human Rights Policy"

Tokyo, May 24, 2013 - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) today announced that it has adopted the "Hitachi Group Human Rights Policy" in line with the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN issued the Guiding Principles in order to respond to the international community's demands regarding business' responsibility towards human rights. Looking ahead, Hitachi will embed respect for human rights in its corporate management worldwide, supporting the realization of a sustainable society.