The challenges facing modern societies, like climate change and energy, are increasingly global in their scope. As a business with worldwide operations, Nissan pursues its activities on a similarly global scale, with a value chain that extends throughout the world. 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 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.
To promote effective purchasing activities, in 2001 the Alliance partners established a common purchasing company, the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization, and steadily increased the scope of its activities. This organization now covers all purchasing domains, incorporates all purchasing functions and builds 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 a common transparent process worldwide when sourcing suppliers and 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 decision to every supplier that has taken part in the sourcing process as part of a thoroughly fair, impartial and transparent system.
Nissan and Renault have produced a booklet, The Renault-Nissan Purchasing Way, outlining the values and processes the Alliance sees as important when doing business. This booklet has been shared with the tier-1 suppliers of Renault and Nissan since 2006. In addition, Nissan has been practicing transactions confirming to "proper trading guidelines" issued by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the automotive industry.
More information can be found in the CSR Library.
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