Nissan: Nissan publishes 2016 Sustainability Report, cuts CO dioxide emissions by 22.4 percent

Posted on 01. Jul, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • Sustainability Report highlights increasing use of renewable power, some-more recycled materials in new models and flourishing electric automobile penetration
  • Nissan highest-performing automotive association as tracked by Carbon Disclosure Project

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. currently published a annual Sustainability Report display that a tellurian automaker’s CO dioxide (CO2) emissions have depressed by 22.4 percent over a past decade.

Nissan’s success in shortening emissions, compelling zero-emission vehicles and saving appetite during a comforts has done it a highest-performing automotive association tracked by a Carbon Disclosure Project, that works with thousands of companies to tackle meridian change.

“We aim to broach serve environmental swell in further to compelling all electric vehicles and posterior efficiency, on appetite and apparatus diversity, potency and recycling in a stream year, as partial of a Nissan Green Program,” pronounced Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nissan arch sustainability officer. “This reflects a continued efforts of all Nissan employees and partners, in line with a mid-term corporate objectives.”

Improvements in sustainability simulate initiatives such as a Nissan Energy Saving Collaboration (NESCO), that measures appetite detriment during Nissan plants. Last year, a association also shaped a new group – Resource NESCO – with a charge to urge H2O use and boost a use of recycled materials by 25 percent for newly launched models in mercantile 2016.


Progress on sustainability during Nissan has accelerated interjection to a success of a Nissan Green Program, initial introduced in 2002. The many new version, NGP2016, set desirous targets to cut Nissan’s environmental impact and apparatus expenditure by 2016.

Carbon Footprint Minimization

The latest Sustainability Report showed that a turn of CO2 rebate during Nissan comforts represented a 22.4 percent alleviation over a levels in FY2005.

Nissan’s measures to revoke emissions embody a following:

  • Nissan UK has commissioned 19,000 solar panels to join 10 breeze turbines during a Sunderland plant, generating adequate appetite to build some-more than 31,000 cars each year. The appetite subsequent from a solar panels and breeze turbines accounts for 7 percent of a plant’s sum usage.
  • Nissan Mexico’s use of renewable appetite sources, including breeze appetite appetite and biomass, accounts for 50 percent of a appetite used during a Aguascalientes plant given 2013.
  • Among new methods to boost purify appetite use in Japan by 8 percent to 16 percent, Nissan softened appetite buying during production plants that need a vast volume of electricity, including a Technical Center, Tochigi Plant, Oppama Plant, Yokohama Plant and Zama Operation Center.

Efforts to revoke appetite expenditure and emissions during comforts coincided with continued creation in a expansion of zero-emission vehicles.

Nissan was among a initial automakers to residence a world’s environmental concerns, as good as a expectations of a subsequent epoch of customers, with a launch of a LEAF, a world’s best-selling electric automobile (EV).

Zero glimmer automobile penetration


More than 200,000 Nissan LEAFs have been sole given a automobile was introduced. The association has also extended a consumer interest of zero-emission vehicles with initiatives such as: 

  • The “No Charge to Charge” module in a United States, that provides giveaway entrance to charging stations for dual years with a franchise or squeeze of a new LEAF, has stretched to 38 cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland.

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  • In Europe, Nissan partnered with a appetite government specialists, Eaton, to safeguard that a batteries that appetite electric vehicles work to lessen a impact of meridian change prolonged after a life of a car. This is achieved by formulating commercially viable appetite storage and control centers that yield a tolerable “second life” for Nissan’s lithium-ion batteries after their automotive usage.
  • Nissan partnered with Enel, Europe’s second-largest appetite company, to rise an innovative Vehicle 2 Grid complement that allows drivers as good as appetite users to work as particular “energy hubs” with a ability to use, store and lapse electricity in additional to a grid.
  • Electricity stored within a LEAF’s high-capacity lithium-ion batteries can be granted safely and conveniently to a home by a LEAF to Home appetite supply system.
  • In FY2015, 1119 charging stations were commissioned during domestic sites in Nissan via Japan to enhance EV use for commuting.


Nissan is dedicated to improving in 4 categorical areas: zero-emission automobile penetration, fuel-efficient automobile expansion, corporate CO footprint minimization and new healthy apparatus use minimization.

The Sustainability Report sum a achievements of Nissan’s 8 sustainability strategies, covering environment, safety, philanthropy, quality, value chain, employees, mercantile contribution, corporate governance and inner controls.

Related Story: CEO Carlos Ghosn’s summary on Sustainability Report

“Nissan is unapproachable to be heading a approach toward a new epoch of tolerable mobility. Our goals are clear: We wish to be one of a many tolerable companies in a universe and to grasp long-term expansion by focusing on creation and behaving with firmness and transparency.”

Read a full 2016 Sustainability Report

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About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line automobile manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2014, a association sole some-more than 5.3 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.3 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets a world’s best-selling all-electric automobile in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in 6 regions: ASEAN Oceania; Africa, Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has a tellurian workforce of 247,500, and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault underneath a Renault-Nissan Alliance given Mar 1999.


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