August 9, 2012
NISSAN PUBLISHES 2012 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
YOKOHAMA, Japan (August 9, 2012) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today published its 2012 Sustainability Report 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 that were attained during fiscal year 2011 and defines new targets for 2012 as part of the company's roadmap for continued CSR development. Nissan's CSR key areas*1 are detailed in eight sections, including Fiscal 2011 Highlights and Nissan's approach to Disaster Response.
In the first article of the report, Nissan President and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, describes the company's long-term vision for Nissan and for society's sustainable development: "Our long-term vision is Enriching People's Lives. This means transforming the lives of all our stakeholders—which, in the long run, means everybody on the planet. Our goal is to make sure that something better comes into their lives because of Nissan... there are a lot of questions facing humanity today. My vision for Nissan is to make ours a company that helps produce the answers we need."
The company's CSR division was formed in April 2005 to manage and strengthen the company's CSR strategies, manage relationships with stakeholders,*2 and enhance its external reputation, based on Nissan CSR Policy*3. A dedicated CSR Steering Committee monitors the company's progress in each of the key areas involving CSR, analyzes risks and opportunities, and sets future goals for the company. In addition to the Sustainability Report 2012, Nissan published the "Blue Citizenship*4 Stories 2012" report on its corporate website in July 2012 to help facilitate understanding of Nissan's CSR initiatives for our stakeholders.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
*1: Eight Key Areas for CSR
Nissan's key areas of focus for CSR activity are corporate governance & internal control, environment, safety, quality, economic contribution, employees, value chain and philanthropy.
Nissan's stakeholders include customers, shareholders, employees, dealers and suppliers, as well as the communities in which the company works and operates.
*3: 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."
*4: Blue Citizenship
Blue Citizenship is the commitment of Nissan Motor Company to realize our vision of Enriching People's Lives. We commit to our customers, employees, shareholders and the communities where we do business to deliver engaging, valuable and sustainable mobility for all. Through our business activities, we aim to create economic value and to actively contribute towards the development of a sustainable society.
<Nissan CSR Website>
<Sustainability Report 2012 PDF Download page>
Out of consideration for the environment, the Sustainability Report is no longer being published in print form; it can be downloaded from our website as PDF files.
<Blue Citizenship Website>