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Company Response

1 Apr 2022

Hitachi response

[...] Committing respect of human rights in our policy, the CEO and the heads of business units receive reports on the progress of the initiatives and hold discussions on a regular basis in the Executive Sustainability Committee in order to enhance the company’s initiatives and human rights due diligence. We are also strengthening the systems and frameworks for our business units and group companies to enable them to identify and improve their salient human rights risks.

For the safety and health of employees and their families, we are providing necessary support to the employees and their families impacted by the conflict, including those working for GlobalLogic. GlobalLogic has been taking actions based on their Business Continuity Plan including evacuation to safer location in Ukraine and across borders to other countries. Furthermore, in order to take necessary actions without delay under current moving situation, a cross functional task force at the Head Office holds meetings to share the latest situation and to provide necessary measures. [...]

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We have no plan to do so [scale-down or suspend] at this time. For example, GlobalLogic has been taking actions based on their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) including evacuation to safer location in Ukraine and across borders to other countries. While there has been some interruption of services during employee transition, the company has been able to resume client projects and is working to get operations back to normal status. Due to the nature of the software engineering work, employees are able to perform their duties from remote locations as they were doing because of the pandemic and there has not been a significant impact on GlobalLogic's operation at this moment.

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Hitachi Group has made decisions to gradually suspend production within the country and suspend exports to Russia for the time being, with the exception of products, services and support for the equipment that are indispensable to lives of people. [...]

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We check existing business and will continue to take necessary measures so that we will not infringe export control laws, not to cause disturbing peace. Our distributorship agreement contains a clause prohibiting distributor to sell equipment to entities that may disturb peace.

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