Blue Citizenship: Nissan's CSR

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The increasing global population and the rapid growth of the world economy have complex and diverse connections with the global environment. They can also negatively affect the environment in numerous ways. It is essential to protect the world’s irreplaceable natural capital—biodiversity and the air, water and soil that sustain it—for future generations. To balance economic growth with environmental preservation, the automotive industry is tackling a range of sustainability issues. These include climate change and energy measures, preservation of air quality and other natural capital, efficient use of mineral resources, management of chemical substances, resource scarcity and health issues. Companies in the industry are also reforming their business structures to move away from dependence on fossil fuels.

As a global automaker, Nissan takes active steps to identify the direct and indirect environmental effects of its activities, as well as those of its business partners throughout the value chain. The company pursues needed technologies and processes to help minimize the impact of its products on people and communities throughout their lifecycle, while also engaging in communication with society. The company provides customers with innovative products and promotes effective use of energy and resources by increasing sourcing diversity, such as with renewable energy and recycled materials. In this way, Nissan is aiming to achieve its environmental philosophy of “a Symbiosis of People, Vehicles and Nature.”

Our Priorities
Zero-Emission Vehicle Penetration
Corporate Carbon Footprint Minimization
New Natural Resource Use Minimization
Key Figures
Cumulative sales volume of the Nissan LEAF
More than 260,000 units
Reduce CO2 emissions of global corporate activities by 20% (t-CO2/vehicle, vs. FY2005)
22.3% reduction
Automotive Shredder Residue to Landfill Ration (Japan)

Nissan's Approach to the Environment

Nissan's ultimate goal is to limit the environmental impact and resource consumption of its corporate activities and its vehicles during their entire lifecycle to a level at which the planet can naturally absorb them. Toward this goal, the company pursues activities in three key areas: reducing CO2 emissions, promoting resource recycling and preserving air, water, soil and biodiversity.


Nissan’s ultimate goal is to limit the environmental impact and resource consumption of its corporate activities, and of its vehicles during their entire lifecycle, to a level at which the planet can naturally sustain itself. To achieve this, Nissan launched its new six-year environmental action plan, Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016), in fiscal 2011. For more details, click here.

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