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Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Ltd “HCMUK” is fully committed to protecting the environment by ensuring all operations and activities comply with all current environmental legislation and codes of practice to minimise as far as reasonably practicable, any risk to the public, employees or the environment through strict environmental management of all processes, and is operating to ISO 14001 standard, we shall:

  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, UK and EU legislation and other environments obligations.
  • HCMUK senior management are committed to insure that protection of the environment is firmly embedded in both the company’s and employee’s culture and will endeavour to influence its suppliers and customer in a similar manner.
  • Strict management controls, coupled with routine audits of all facilities.
  • Conservation of resources and the minimisation of emissions, prevent pollution, reduce waste.
  • Consideration of the environmental impact of all our activities including suppliers, customers and stakeholders in all business strategies and initiatives.
  • Train, educate and motivate staff to ensure they act with due consideration for the environment.
  • Recycling of all types of materials whenever possible.
  • Routine monitoring and authorised removal and disposal of waste materials.
  • Regular assessments to all operations and processes, which could impact on the environment.
  • Assessment of environmental impact of any new site development.

The Company is committed to continual improvement of environmental performance. This policy will be communicated to all staff to ensure that HCMUK, its subsidiaries and personnel constantly strive to demonstrate the best practice design to safe guard the environment for future generations.

The policy will be reviewed annually at management review meeting, or after any significant changes, to ensure it continues to reflect and achieve the company’s commitment to the environment.

David Roberts

Chairman and CEO – Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK)



As a producer of automotive batteries under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009, we Hitachi Construction Machinery UK are obliged to collect, free of charge and within a reasonable time, waste automotive batteries for treatment and recycling from final holders e.g. garages, scrap yards, end-of-life vehicle authorised treatment facilities, civic amenity sites, etc. We are required to do this in any calendar year we place new automotive batteries on the market.

If you require us to take back any automotive batteries, please contact us at:

James Park
Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) Limited,
Monkton Business Park North,
Hebburn, Tyne and Wear NE31 2JZ

Tel: (0191) 430 8400

We will agree the necessary arrangements for the return, proper treatment and recycling of the waste automotive batteries.