Corporations today are expected to disclose on environmental initiatives and related decision-making in a reliable and transparent manner.
Nissan issues its Sustainability Report each year including detailed information from scorecards, which serve as tools for monitoring its progress on environmental initiatives and a materiality assessment for identifying priority issues. The company also communicates with a broad range of stakeholders through other means, including responses to inquiries from environmental rating agencies.
To carry out comprehensive environmental management as a global company while responding to a diversifying range of environmental challenges, Nissan has established an organizational approach linking its various functions and regions. The Global Environmental Management Committee (G-EMC), co-chaired by a board member, determines overall policies and the content of reports put before the Board of Directors. Its meetings are attended by corporate officers chosen based on the issues to be discussed. Executives also clarify the risks and opportunities before the company and assign specific actions to each division, as well as managing and operating environmental programs efficiently based on the PDCA (plan, do, check, act) cycle.