Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

Hitachi Consulting UK Limited

Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement

Hitachi Consulting is the globalmanagement consulting and IT services business of Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi ConsultingUK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Consulting Corporation in the US which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. in Japan. Our UK operations are headquartered in London with a presence in Manchester and Richmond. We also have offices across Europe, including without limitation Spain and Portugal. We additionally operate in America, the Middle East and Asia.

Building on Hitachi, Ltd.’s technology heritage, Hitachi Consulting is a catalyst of positive business change, propelling companies ahead by enabling superior operational performance. Working with their existing process and focusing on targeted business challenges, we help our clients respond to dynamic global change with insight and agility. Our unique approach delivers measurable, sustainable business results and a better consulting experience.

We are committed to doing business the right way, including conducting business ethically and ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or in our supply chains.

We have in place a number of company andgroup-wide policies that address our position on slavery and human trafficking, including:

  • The Hitachi Consulting Group Codes of Conduct;
  • Written employment practices, procedures and diversity policies which ensure fair recruitment and treatment of employees;
  • A written whistleblowing procedure to encourage employees to report concerns of malpractice, which would include any concerns related to slavery and human trafficking issues; and
  • A Supplier Code of Conduct which requires our suppliers to comply with our high standards.

In the last financial year, we have taken, and are continuing to take, the following steps in response to the Modern Slavery Act:

  • We are focussing on the process of mapping our supply chains and undertaking a full risk assessment to identify areas of potential risk for modern slavery;
  • We are reviewing our due diligence processes to align with the supply chain mapping and risk assessment exercises to ensure an appropriate risk-based approach;
  • We conduct regular mandatory online training on the Hitachi Group Codes of Conductto be completed by all employees;
  • We are looking at raising further awareness of slavery and human trafficking issuesvia our e-learning programme;
  • We have prepared updated contractual provisions to include specific provisions relating to offences under the Modern Slavery Act. These provisions will be included in our client, supplier subcontractor, and teaming/alliance agreements;
  • We will be rolling out the Hitachi Group Human Rights Policy across our global business to supplement the existing Hitachi Consulting Group Code of Conduct; and
  • Once we have completed our full risk assessment and review of due diligence processes, we will be in a position to consider any improvements to be made in our sourcing procedures and develop a written modern slavery policy.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Hitachi Consulting UK Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2016.


John O’BrienExecutive

Vice President– EMEA

Date: 9 September 2016