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CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

With the world population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, societies are facing a range of issues, such as climate change, poverty and ongoing urbanization. To deal with such issues, the United Nations has adopted a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and companies have an increasingly important role to play in achieving these goals. The automobile industry, too, faces an increasingly important responsibility to provide value to society by delivering safe, secure and sustainable mobility for all. Nissan supports the SDGs.

CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS NO POVERTY ZERO HUNGER GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING QUALITY EDUCATION GENDER EQUALITY CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE REDUCED INEQUALITIES SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION CLIMATE ACTION LIFE BELOW WATER LIFE ON LAND PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS
SDG Goal
Targets
Nissan’s
Contribution
Nissan’s Approach Indicators FY2016
Results
FY2017
Results
FY2018
Results
Targets URL
1 1.2 Improving
livelihoods
Through community engagement activities, aim to realize a cleaner, safer and more inclusive society where everyone is given equal opportunities. - - - -
2 2.1 Emergency food
assistance
Ascertain the needs of areas affected by natural disasters, providing supplies and other support. - - - -
33 3.6 Reducing
traffic accidents
Reduce the traffic fatalities by taking measures in the areas of vehicles, individuals and society. Number of fatalities from
accidents involving Nissan
vehicles compared to 1995 level
(Japan)
72% reduction 73% reduction (Most recent data is 2017) 75% reduction compared to 1995 levels by 2022
3.9 Reducing health impacts Improve air pollution in urban areas through the spread of zero-emission vehicles, etc. - - - -
4 4.2
4.3
Supporting
youth education
Provide educational programs that make use of the knowledge and technologies built up during business activities. - - - -
4.7 Promoting
understanding
of sustainability
Promote understanding of sustainability among employees, sales companies, business partners and others. - - - -
5 5.1 Advancing
gender
equality
Promote support for advancement of women in the workplace globally through diversity and inclusion and community engagement activities. - - - -
5 5.5 Advancing
gender
equality
Establish an inclusive organization where individual employees with diverse backgrounds can demonstrate their potential to the fullest. Ratio of managerial posts filled by women 14% 14% 13.6% Global target of 16% by 2023
6 6.4 Improving
efficiency
in water usage
Manage and reduce water usage at all of production plants producing Nissan vehicles and parts located all over the world. Rate of reduction in water usage per vehicle produced (vs. 2010) 15.7% 16.2% 18.7% 21% reduction in water usage at manufacturing plants across the world by 2022
7 7.2 Increasing
renewable
energy usage
Promote adoption of renewable energy according to the characteristics of each region by taking three approaches: generating its own power in company facilities; sourcing energy with a higher proportion of renewables; and leasing land, facilities and other Nissan assets to power companies. Renewable energy usage rate in manufacturing plants 9.2% 10.0% 10.2% -
7.3 Improving
energy
efficiency
Promote initiatives to reduce energy consumption in the manufacturing process. Energy per vehicle produced 1.80 MWh 1.68 MWh 1.73 MWh -
88 8.1 Economic
development
Encourage the growth of the world economy through automobile manufacture and sales. Net sales 11.7 trillion yen 12 trillion yen 11.6 trillion yen 16.5 trillion yen (2022)
8.2 Offering
learning
opportunities
Provide every member of a diverse workforce with opportunities for self development “anytime and anywhere.” Hours per trainee 28.8 30.6 21.5 -
8.5 Establishing
decent work
Promote workstyle reforms that provide a crucial foundation for supporting diversity and inclusion, allowing employees with a range of values and life needs to perform at their best. Employee turnover rate 4.3% 5.4% 6.2% -
8.7 Respect for
human rights
Promote initiatives based on the Nissan Human Rights Policy Statement in recognition of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as the standard reference. - - - -
8.8 Reducing
industrial
accidents
Set up occupational health and safety management systems and put in place structures for the steady implementation of employee safety and health activities. Lost-time injuries frequency rate (Japan) 0.36 0.37 0.35 -
99 9.49.4 Improving
environmental
preservation
technology
Improving
environmental
preservation
technology
Work to protect the environment through business activities and the provision of revolutionary products, technologies and services. Environmental conservation costs (Japan) Investment: 3.87 billion yen, Cost: 177 billion yen Investment: 4.67 billion yen, Cost: 174 billion yen Investment: 3.79 billion yen, Cost: 171 billion yen -
Solicit the necessary facility proposals from each global site, preferentially allocating investment based on the benefit in CO2 reduction compared to project costs. - - - -
10 10.2 Advancing
diversity
Establish an inclusive workplace where individual employees with diverse backgrounds can demonstrate their potential to the fullest. - - - -
11 11.1 Creating
sustainable
cities
Through community engagement activities, and together with partners such as NGOs, aim to realize a cleaner, safer and more inclusive society where everyone is given equal opportunities. - - - -
11.2 Establishing
resilient
transport
infrastructure
Contribute to the development of a sustainable mobility society through use of electric vehicles, autonomous driving and other technologies. - - - -
1212 12.4 Reducing
air pollutants
Reduce air pollutants from the manufacturing process. VOC emissions (main regions) 11,933 tons 11,152 tons 10,166 tons -
NOx emissions 430 tons 619 tons 418 tons -
SOx emissions 31 tons 36 tons 34 tons -
Emissions of substances designated by PRTR 4,472tons 4,422 tons (Most recent data is 2017) -
12.5 Reducing
waste
Incorporate the three Rs at the new car design stage and reduce waste materials. End-of-life vehicle recovery rate (Japan) 99.7% 99.7% 99.6% -
Reduce waste materials from the manufacturing process with methods such as recycling. Waste reduction rate (BAU ratio) 3% 10.5% 10.2%
(Japan)
2.6%
(Overseas)
BAU –2% (Japan) and BAU –1% (overseas) of waste reduction
12.6 Providing information about sustainability Provide stakeholders with information through a sustainability report and other media. - - - -
13 13.1 Reducing
greenhouse gas
emissions
Reduce CO2 emissions from new cars. CO2 emission reduction from new cars (vs. FY2000: Japan, U.S., Europe, China) 32.6% 33.4% 33.0% Reduce CO2 emissions by 40% relative to FY2000 levels by FY2022
Reduce CO2 emissions from corporate activities. CO2 emission reduction per vehicle sold (vs. FY2005) 22.3% 29.2% 31.4% Reduce CO2 emissions by 30% relative to FY2005 levels by FY2022
Use carbon credits and reduce CO2 emissions. Credit amount (Spain) 43,424 t-CO2 45,477 t-CO2 42,787 t-CO2 -
14 14.1 Preventing
marine
pollution
Manage the water quality of waste water at all of our manufacturing sites according to standards that are even stricter than local regulations. - - - -
15 15.5 Preserving
biodiversity
Based on the U.N. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment framework, identify issues and implement initiatives that include cooperation with outside organizations. - - - -
1616 16.3 Respect
for the rule
of law
Strengthen the legal order through strict adherence to law. Significant violations of laws and regulations which resulted in government penalties (Environment) None None None -
16.4 Preventing
illegal
product
trading
Thoroughly comply with export control laws and regulations that relate to national security issues. - - - -
16.5 Reducing
corruption
and bribery
Reduce violations by carefully following the Nissan Global Anti-Bribery Policy. - - - -
17 17.16 Technological
cooperation
toward
a sustainable
society
Serve as a technology leader in the automobile industry through the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. - - - -