Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

Hitachi Consulting is committed to the highest standards of ethics in the conduct of its business. Our success must be measured not only by our solution offerings and talents, but by our integrity as well. We enjoy the privilege of conducting business worldwide, but that privilege carries with it certain responsibilities, and the effectiveness of our ethics and compliance program is paramount to fulfilling those responsibilities. Adhering to our core beliefs and practices in ethical behavior, legal compliance and socially responsible corporate conduct, together with delivering outstanding solutions and services to our clients, is the foundation of Hitachi Consulting’s culture.

To promote a business climate in which ethics and integrity are foremost in the minds of each of our employees, Hitachi Consulting has created a global Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. The Code illuminates our Core Values: Harmony (Wa), Sincerity (Makoto), and Pioneering Spirit (Kaitakusha-seishin). Our Code is inspired by Hitachi, Ltd.’s Global Codes of Conduct, which articulate the standards to which all Hitachi group employees must hold themselves, regardless of where they live and work.

Because our suppliers are integral to our business, we have also created a Supplier Code of Conduct. We expect our suppliers to adhere to the same principles as we do so that, together, the standards of our conduct are as high as those of our solution offerings.