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June 22, 2010

NISSAN PUBLISHES 2010 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

YOKOHAMA (June 22, 2010) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will publish its 2010 Sustainability Report on June 23 on its internet website.

The report includes the Nissan CSR Scorecard, which tracks the progress made on annual CSR objectives. It also outlines the achievements during fiscal year 2009 and defines new targets for 2010 as part of a roadmap for continued CSR development. Environmental and safety efforts that auto manufacturers should be responsible for are detailed in two sections, "Protecting the Environment" and "Improving Safety."

Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn remarks in the opening article of the report: "A company's sustainability is generally viewed from the perspective of its prospects over the long term. Achieving sustainability requires hard work every step of the way. For Nissan, this means taking steps in the short term that build and reinforce sustainable business objectives over longer periods."

Nissan's CSR division was formed in April 2005 to manage and strengthen the company's CSR strategies, manage relationships with stakeholders*1 and enhance its external reputation. In 2006, the Nissan CSR Policy*2 and a dedicated CSR Steering Committee were established. Using the CSR scorecard, the steering committee monitors the company's progress in each of the CSR key areas*3, analyzes risks and opportunities, and sets future goals for the company.

Consistent with Nissan's commitment to sustainable business practices, the Report has been published online since 2007, and can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Nissan CSR website,
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/COMPANY/CSR/index.html.

  1. *1: Stakeholders
    Nissan's stakeholders include customers, shareholders, employees, dealers and suppliers, as well as the communities in which the company works and operates.
  2. *2: Nissan CSR Policy
    "Ethical conduct, strong corporate governance with a high degree of transparency and a clear focus on diversity are the foundation for all our activities worldwide. We aim for the sustained profitable growth of the company, and at the same time contribute proactively to the sustainable development of mobility and society. We will listen to, and work with, our stakeholders around the world and create trust, opportunity and long-term sustainable value."
  3. *3: CSR key areas
    Nissan's key areas of focus for CSR activity are corporate governance & internal control, economic contribution, quality, environment, employees, safety, value chain and philanthropy.

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