Hitachi Data Systems Supports Marriage Equality in Australia

Sydney — March 3, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems Australia Pty Ltd has pledged its support for marriage equality in Australia, joining the growing ranks of enterprises and corporations rallying behind the Australian Marriage Equality campaign.

Giving everyone a fair go regardless of their background, age, gender, religion and sexual orientation is an essential Australian value. Diversity also makes sound business sense, as policies of inclusiveness foster employee support and enablement during times of transformation and business growth.

Nathan McGregor, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Data Systems Australia and New Zealand said: “We believe that every company has a duty to contribute to the greater good. As a part of our corporate strategy, we promote diversity and inclusion in our workforce, viewing differences in sexual orientation as a reflection of our individuality. Support for marriage equality is therefore not only a worthy cause for Australian society but also directly benefits businesses and their employees.”

Read our Open Letter in support of the Australian Marriage Equality campaign.

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at http://www.hds.com/anz/.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contact:
Isabel Wagner
Hitachi Data Systems
+61 2 9325 3319
isabel.wagner@hds.com

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