November 10, 2006


TOKYO (Nov. 10, 2006)--Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has been rated among the top 50 companies in the world in corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting, according to a leading survey from Global Reporters. Five Japanese companies were named in the Top 50 where Nissan ranked 49th on the list. In addition, Nissan was the only other automotive company in the Top 50, aside from Ford Motor Company.

Global Reporters is a survey jointly conducted by business strategy consultancy and think-tank SustainAbility Ltd., the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Standard & Poor’s (S&P), which evaluates CSR reporting by companies worldwide according to globally accepted standards. The survey distinguishes the Top 50 companies that have established the best practices in CSR reporting. The report has been released biannually since 1994. This year’s “Global Reporters Survey 2006” was released on November 9th.

For the first time, Nissan has succeeded in making it to the Top 50 list in CSR reporting. This acknowledgement underscores Nissan’s strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, based on the principles of corporate governance, accountability and transparency, as reflected in its CSR reporting standards of practice.

Nissan released its first annual Environmental Report in 1998, followed by a more comprehensive Sustainability Report in 2004, which covers all of its CSR practices including environment matters. The 3rd edition of Nissan’s “Sustainability Report 2006” outlines the company’s newly defined CSR policy and nine key areas of focus - integrity, quality, safety, economic contribution, environment, value chain, brand, employees and philanthropy.

The Global Reporters’ methodology involves the survey of approximately 100 companies shortlisted from around the globe and evaluated by a team of renowned experts to determine the Top 50. The judging criteria include the clarity of a company’s sustainability strategy and an evaluation on the level of commitment and transparency of the CSR activities reported.

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