Blue Citizenship: Nissan's CSR

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Value Chain

Together with its business partners, Nissan aims to achieve sustainable growth built on a foundation of mutual trust. The company listens carefully to and works with its suppliers and dealers as equal partners, developing and maintaining cooperative and competitive relations that enable it to implement best practices. Nissan’s value chain today extends around the globe due to its expanded business interests. By improving its CSR management through sharing fundamental values and principles with its business partners, Nissan promotes consistency in the CSR activities undertaken throughout the supply chain.

Our Priorities
Working with Suppliers
Working with Dealers
Key Figures
Distribution of Renault-Nissan CSR Guidelines for Suppliers
7,700 suppliers
Distribution of Nissan Green Purchasing Guidelines
3,000 parts,
materials and service parts suppliers
parts, materials and service parts suppliers
70% of global purchases
Improvements recommended for compliance violations (FY2013)
Nissan Green Shop certification conferred
158 firms/approx. 2,700 outlets

Nissan's Approach to the Value Chain

To promote effective purchasing activities, the Alliance partners have established the common purchasing company, "Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization" to handle all procurement for both companies. This organization is building mutually profitable business partnerships with all suppliers.

Transactions are based on the three important values of trust (work fairly, impartially and professionally), respect (honor commitments, liabilities and responsibilities) and transparency (be open, frank and clear).

Nissan uses the common transparent process worldwide when sourcing suppliers. It provides a wide variety of opportunities for other companies to do business with it, regardless of their nationality, size or history with the company. When making selections, the relevant Nissan divisions meet together to examine from a range of perspectives the proposals received from suppliers. Nissan explains its result of decision to every supplier that has taken part in the sourcing process as part of a thoroughly fair, impartial and transparent system.

Nissan manages and maintains a database of basic information about its suppliers worldwide, such as the locations of suppliers' plants and the total value of purchases.

Nissan and Renault have produced a booklet, The Renault-Nissan Purchasing Way, outlining the important values and processes to be adhered to when doing business. This booklet has been shared with the tier-1 suppliers of Renault and Nissan since 2006.

More information can be found in the CSR Library.

CSR Library

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