Striving for a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability at the core of its business and as an enabler for realizing its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030
Driven by a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability at the core of its business and as a means of achieving its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030. recently published Nissan Sustainability Report 2022, the company summarized its strategy and action to meet its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
In the report, Nissan unveiled a materiality matrix in which it assessed Nissan’s greatest value and impact on society and the environment, as well as how they affect the business. Joji Tagawa, Chief Sustainability Officer, said: “Nissan is committed to being a truly sustainable company, which is central to the trust that all stakeholders place in us. Our progress and achievements over the past year highlight how sustainability is at the heart of our growth strategy and how long-term value creation is driven at the intersection of innovation and sustainability. We will further increase our efforts to address the key issues we identified.”
Tagawa reaffirmed plans to achieve carbon neutrality through initiatives where Nissan can deliver the most value, such as reducing tailpipe emissions from its products and offering electrified versions of all new models by the early 2030s. The company will make progress making progress with battery and vehicle technologies while expanding initiatives such as 4R and Blue Switch to improve the EV ecosystem. Other initiatives include developing technologies to improve vehicle safety, making these technologies accessible to more customers and providing inclusive mobility solutions aimed at giving everyone access to safe and reliable mobility.
Nissan’s ESG priorities include reducing its carbon footprint across the value chain, with Nissan becoming the first Japanese automaker to participate in the global Race to Zero campaign, supported by the United Nations. By partnering with various sectors, communities and governments, Nissan aims to expand the use of renewable energy to reduce emissions and empower societies with safe energy management solutions.
To support these actions, Nissan also announced that it is launching a sustainable financial framework to enable fundraising focused on eco-friendly product development, technologies and new mobility services.
Fundamental to the company’s sustainability initiatives and Ambition 2030 is respect for human rights as the foundation of the company culture. Nissan will step up its efforts to ensure that employees and partners can maximize their capabilities in a diverse and inclusive workplace.
To address broader societal and future trends, Nissan will today convene a panel of ESG experts at its global headquarters in Yokohama to discuss the critical importance of sustainability, gather ideas to fight climate change and how partnerships can address these pressing issues . The panel discussion, Nissan Sustainability Seminar 2022, will be available online in English and Japanese.