Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hitachi Consulting Named in Verdantix Green Quadrant

Hitachi Consulting has been named as an Entrepreneur in the Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services report by Verdantix. This report defines sustainable technology services as IT consulting, systems design, software implementation and IT systems integration that support sustainable business objectives such as energy efficiency, emissions management, renewable energy infrastructure and sustainability risk assessment.

According to Verdantix, Hitachi Consulting is one of the few firms evaluated that has capabilities across all of the areas evaluated with an impressive level of innovation and customer success achieved on climate change risk assessment. Hitachi Consulting also scored strong for capabilities in data centre efficiency. The results of this study were based on Hitachi Consulting’s international capabilities in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Hitachi Consulting launched its Environmental Sustainability Solutions practice in January 2010 to help companies measure and manage their environmental impact reduction initiatives. This practice services clients across many industries with environmentally-focused service offerings including sustainability strategy and research, environmental impact reporting, energy intelligence, green IT services and sustainable supply chain, along with collaboration and employee engagement.

“”We support all clients in focusing their efforts to balance sustainability improvement and profitability performance,” said Todd Price, Senior Vice President of Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Hitachi Consulting. “For example, now more CFO’s and COO’s realise that they can save a significant amount of money and reduce risk annually by focusing on energy reduction within their operations. Hitachi Consulting can help clients develop a practical roadmap and manage initiatives to reduce energy usage across their administrative facilities, manufacturing plants, distribution centres, data centres and fleets.”

Hitachi’s Commitment to Social Innovation

Hitachi Consulting’s efforts are just part of Hitachi Ltd.’s overall commitment to improving global infrastructure, while simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions through sophisticated technology solutions by addressing some of the most pressing issues including energy, mobility, IT and health challenges facing society today. In September 2010, Hitachi, Ltd. and Panasonic Corp. announced an agreement to establish a cooperative relationship in the smart community business to realise a low-carbon society for China and other countries.

The Verdantix Green Quadrant

Verdantix is an independent, analyst research firm focused on sustainable business strategies and market opportunities. The firm’s Green Quadrant is an in-depth study comparing 15 of the largest global IT services firms with combined revenues of $324B on 49 assessment criteria. It analyses IT service delivery capabilities for building energy efficiency, renewable energy, intelligent transport, electric vehicles, carbon and energy management software, climate change risk modeling and utility smart grid.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation

As Hitachi, Ltd.'s (NYSE: HIT) global consulting company, with operations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognised leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realise measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI.

Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. For more information visit

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at Follow us on Twitter:

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