Nissan Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report
YOKOHAMA - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will publish its 2011 Sustainability Report on June 29 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 2010 and defines new targets for 2011 as part of a roadmap for continued CSR development. Nissan’s CSR key areas*1 are detailed in eight sections, with an additional message about the company’s response to the earthquake from COO Toshiyuki Shiga, who was also acting as the head of the Earthquake Crisis Committee.
Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn remarks in the opening article of the report: “Over time we made the house strong enough to weather external storms like the financial crisis of recent years and the natural disaster of 2011. But a company is only as strong as the society around it…. At Nissan we support the people and society around us. This is our CSR”
Nissan’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. In 2006, the Nissan CSR Policy*3 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, analyzes risks and opportunities, and sets future goals for the company. Since April 2011, the CSR division now reports directly to the CEO, highlighting the company’s deep commitment to CSR as an integral part of its management.
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.
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 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion US). 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 European Car of the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.
*1: CSR key areas
Nissan’s key areas of focus for CSR activity are environment, safety, quality, economic contribution, employees, value chain, philanthropy, and corporate governance & internal control.
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.”
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