Hitachi to abolish seals for internal documents, cut paper by 70%

Hitachi Ltd. said Monday it will abolish the use of traditional “hanko” seals for its internal paperwork by March 2022 and reduce paper copies by 70 percent by next March to promote digitalization in the company.Hanko are widely used in Japan for endorsing contracts, business transactions and various administrative procedures. The measures are also intended to encourage Hitachi employees to work remotely amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and contribute to environmental conservation.The Japanese infrastructure and information giant said it will make internal decision procedures online and see…

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