October 25, 2016
Nissan Makes CDP “A-List” for Climate Change Efforts
Yokohama – Oct. 25 – For the third consecutive year, the CDP has included Nissan in a select list of companies receiving top-tier “A-List” ranking in its annual Climate Change Report. Nissan finished ahead of thousands of other international businesses in the CDP’s assessment.
Established in 2000, CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) is an influential U.K.-based NPO representing 822 institutional investors, which annually rates corporations for their management of climate change based on a combination of survey data and publicly available information.
Nissan was selected for A-List ranking for transparency in disclosing environmental information and for a plan to reduce well-to-wheel CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 90 percent by the year 2050 from levels in the year 2000.
Nissan was also recognized for pioneering the world’s top-selling zero-emission vehicle, enabling Nissan LEAF owners to power their homes from their vehicles during peak power usage times, and for partnering with companies and local governments to grow vehicle charging infrastructure.
“At Nissan, we take sustainability very seriously through the vehicles that we produce but also through reducing our carbon footprint throughout our entire business operation. I want to express Nissan’s gratitude to the CDP for recognizing our efforts by including us in their prestigious report for the third consecutive year, said Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nissan Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.
“As a large global company based in Japan, we recognize that our work in this area can have a great impact, so we are committed to leading by example to reduce CO2 emissions even further in the years ahead.”
Nissan announced in June that it had shrank its CO2 emissions by 22.4% over the past decade.
These efforts to reduce Nissan’s corporate carbon footprint have been spearheaded by the recently established Nissan Energy Saving Collaboration (NESCO), which measures energy loss at the company’s plants worldwide.
These activities are part of the company’s third generation environmental action plan, the Nissan Green Program 2016.
The full CDP report can be found at www.cdp.net.