GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On 29 October 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the fifth list of green manufacturers, which include nominees ranging from factories, design products, industrial parks and supply chain management enterprises. Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Hitachi Elevator”) was successfully selected as a green supply chain management enterprise, becoming the first company in the elevator industry to be selected. Hitachi (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Hitachi (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. and Hitachi (Chengdu) Co. Ltd. were all selected as green factories. So far, all five of Hitachi’s elevator factories have been named national green factories.
The green supply chain is a management system aimed at facilitating the concept of green development and taking core enterprise as the support under the overall national deployment decision. As part of this system, environmental protection and resource conservation considerations are integrated along the whole process from product design, raw material procurement, transportation, storage, sales, use to scrapping. It is a closed-loop chain covering the full life cycle of the products, which is necessary for the establishment of a green industry system that covers design, production, circulation, consumption, recycling and other links.
As early as in the 1980s, Hitachi Group has developed and issued the Green Procurement Guidelines and implemented it to promote green procurement together with the suppliers. Guided by the Group, Hitachi Elevator created the Hitachi Elevator green supply chain management system in combination with “8 dimensions” (supplier environment management + green raw and auxiliary materials + green production + green products + green packaging + green logistics + green recycling + information management) and “green information disclosure (exhibition)”.
Hitachi Elevator incorporated the green concept into the supply chain management, highlighted minimization of the full life cycle of the product to the environmental impact, guaranteed the least resource consumption and minimal negative impact on the ecological environment and finally realize the continuous coordination and optimization of economic, social and ecological benefits, and subsequently provide important opportunities for high-quality development.
Hitachi Elevator reinforced supplier management from the initial period to the collaboration phase and performed classified and targeted management. Through the green procurement market mechanism, Hitachi Elevator encouraged upstream and downstream businesses to voluntarily take measures to protect the environment, save energy and reduce carbon emissions. In encouraging these practices, Hitachi Elevator is able to develop a green enterprise supply chain, improve the environmental efficiency of the whole supply chain system, promote green upgrading of the whole elevator industrial chain, enhance the competitiveness of the industrial chain, and lead the transformation of the industry to green manufacturing.
SOURCE Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd.