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Machinery & Industrial Equipment

Hitachi polishes ESG reputation with corporate-wide oversight

Scandal-hit industrial group appoints audit heads to prevent misconduct

Hitachi is moving to bolster governance after the faulty testing scandal at Hitachi Chemical.

TOKYO -- Hitachi has tightened oversight of five core businesses including industrial machinery, seeking to improve its poor reputation for governance after quality testing scandal at one of its units.

The industrial group said Tuesday that it has appointed executives charged with auditing at the five businesses from fiscal 2019. The aim is for business units in each division to share information with the parent's auditing section to prevent any transgressions. 

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