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Reporting and Recognition

Disclosure of environmental efforts

Companies today are being called upon to make a wide range of information disclosure about how they are managing risks related to such environmental issues as climate change and natural resource. Along with the timely release of information through our websites and press releases, we have issued an Environmental Report each year to introduce the efforts we are making to help improve the environment. Since fiscal 2012 we have been making detailed disclosures of our environmental performance on our website for stakeholders including investors, rating agencies and other specialists in accordance with GRI guidelines.

Management

Nissan ranked among top global companies in Carbon Disclosure Project
"Global 500"

In September 2013, Nissan was listed as one of 60 companies in the CDP's "Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)", and also listed in the "Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI)" achieving the highest performance band A, which was announced in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013. The report analyzes the environmental strategies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the world's largest 500 listed corporations (based on market capitalization), and identifies the best performers. The CDP acknowledged Nissan, a leading global automaker and the forerunner in zero emissions mobility, for its delivery on efforts to create mobility for all while reducing its impact on the environment through its environmentally-friendly corporate initiatives.

Nikkei Environmental Management Survey*

Nissan was ranked 11th in the manufacturing sector and 3rd among automakers in the 17th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey, which is conducted annually by Nikkei Publishing Inc. The results were announced on January 26, 2014. Nissan was given top ratings in the auto industry for its environmentally friendly vehicle initiatives and its environmental management systems.

  • * The survey, which contains 200 detailed questions, was conducted to evaluate the companies' balance between environment management and corporate strategy.

Nissan ranked 4th in Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands report in 2014

Nissan has been named one of the world's greenest brands for 2014 in Interbrand's annual Best Global Green Brands report. Noted for its leadership in zero emissions mobility with the Nissan LEAF 100% electric vehicle, Nissan was ranked 4th place overall out of 50 brands that were selected.
The Interbrand green brand report ranks brands based on a company's environmental practices and customers' perceptions. The survey cited Nissan's leadership in electric vehicles, ambitious EV infrastructure plan and its support for the sustainability goals of governments.

Products & Technologies

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Minister's Prize in the Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation program The "LEAF to Home" power supply system
"The Minister's Prize, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism" of the 8th Eco-products Awards The Nissan LEAF
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Director-General's awards in the 20th annual Energy Conservation Prizes The Eco-mode function and Navigation-linked Speed Control
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Director-General's awards in the 19th annual Energy Conservation Prizes X-TRAIL 20GT
The Director-General's Award for Energy Saving Devices and Systems in the 18th annual Energy Conservation Grand Prize awards The fastest route guidance system and Eco-Driving Advice of Nissan CARWINGS service
The 5th annual "Minister's Prize" of the 2008 Eco-Products Awards X-TRAIL 20GT
The 5th annual "Chairperson's Award" of the 2008 Eco-Products Awards the CARWINGS eco-drive service
The 4th annual "Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Prize" in the Eco-Services Division of the 2007 Eco-Products Awards The fastest route guidance system and Eco-Driving Advice of Nissan CARWINGS service

Production

Nissan Motor Company Yokohama Plant The Kanagawa Global Environmental Awards, the Environmental Activities Award
Nissan Motor Company Oppama Plant Energy Management Company of Merit (Director's Award from the Energy Conservation Center, Japan); and the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director's Award given at the National Conference for Energy Conservation Excellence
Nissan North America Canton Plant The Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Award
Nissan North America Decherd Plant The Tennessee Business Recycler Award and the Waste Management Excellence Award
Nissan Mexicana Aguascalientes Plant The Environmental Excellence Award
Nissan Motor Iberica Avila Plant The Natural Energy Effective Utilization Award

Others

"S" ranking in the Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE) Nissan's Global Headquarters in Yokohama City
Nissan's Global Headquarters in Yokohama City the Nissan Advanced Technical Development Center in Atsugi City

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