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October 15, 2008

NISSAN SELECTED FOR CARBON DISCLOSURE LEADERSHIP INDEX
FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

TOKYO (Oct. 15, 2008) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has made the list of Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the second consecutive year. The CDLI recognizes companies that demonstrate progressive strategies and information disclosure regarding climate change. Nissan and Renault were the only two automakers on the list this year.

Nissan is fully committed to helping improve the environment as outlined by the goals and methods set out in the company's mid-term environmental and business plans.

  • Nissan Green Program 2010 environmental plan contains three core objectives - "reducing CO2 emissions," "minimizing emissions to preserve the atmosphere, water, and soil" and "recycling resources," which encompass all of the company's operations.
  • NISSAN GT 2012 mid-term business plan defines zero-emission vehicle leadership as one of its three commitments. Nissan has announced plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in 2010 in Japan and the United States and to offer EVs to the mass-market globally by 2012.

The environment is one of the nine key focus areas of Nissan's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), activities, which are managed by the CSR Steering Committee, using a CSR scorecard to track its progress and successes.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a global project which cooperates with institutional investors to promote corporate response to climate change through annual surveys of major companies worldwide. Organizations with excellent strategies and information disclosure are selected for the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). More than 3,000 companies were surveyed this year, including the world's top 500 companies in terms of aggregate value (FT500 stocks). Out of the FT500, 67 companies were selected for CDLI inclusion.

This September, Nissan has also maintained its position on the "FTSE4Good" index, a joint effort between the Financial Times, U.K., and the London Stock Exchange. The "FTSE4Good" is a socially responsible investment index comprised solely of companies that demonstrate outstanding overall CSR performance.

*Nissan's CSR nine key areas of focus:
Integrity, economic contribution, brand, quality, environment, employees, safety, value chain, and philanthropy.

Website for Nissan's CSR activities:
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/COMPANY/CSR/

Website for Nissan's environment activities:
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/ENVIRONMENT/

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