The Hitachi strategy for community engagement emerges from the very roots of The Hitachi Foundation, founded by Hitachi, Ltd. to build a bridge of understanding between America and Japan. Employee-led Community Action Committees (CAC) organize the talent and resources of their companies to act as good corporate citizens, helping to strengthen the communities where they work and live throughout North America.
The Hitachi Community Action Partnership (HCAP) allows Hitachi group companies in North America to respond to local community needs and challenges. The program is rooted in the idea that companies, like citizens, must be active participants in society. HCAP allows us to continue to learn how businesses can be good neighbors and effective community partners.
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The Hitachi Community Action Partnership applies the principles of Total Quality Management to community engagement through the Mastering Community Action (MCA) process. MCA provides a defined set of benchmarks and an ongoing approach to strengthening and focusing a company's involvement in the community and its CSR efforts. It is an example of how clear standards of excellence and milestones for corporate practice can reinforce social sustainability.
HCAP allows for a very direct collaboration between the Foundation and Hitachi group companies. The nexus in each company is an employee-led CAC. CAC members are able to take the pulse of their communities. They understand local issues and help develop solutions to some of the most important community problems. The CAC helps direct company volunteerism and philanthropy toward focused and meaningful results in their communities.