Called the Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP 2016), it focuses on three areas: reduction of carbon footprint, shift to renewable energy and an increase in the diversity of resources used by Nissan.
NGP is also part of Nissan’s Blue Citizenship – a platform that covers ‘the area of corporate social responsibility’ and focuses on Sustainability, Mobility and Community.
Effectively, by the end of fiscal year 2016, Nissan plans to be:
- No.1 in Zero-Emission Vehicles: cumulative sales of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles across the Renault-Nissan Alliance
- Leading fuel efficiency – 35 per cent fuel economy improvement compared with 2005 on a corporate average for all Nissan vehicles sold in Japan, China, Europe and the United States
- Leading low corporate carbon footprint – 20 per cent reduction per vehicle of CO2 emission of corporate activities compared with 2005
- Leading closed-loop recycling: raise the usage rate of recycled materials to 25 per cent
‘More consumers are demanding products in line with their values, including cars and trucks with a lower carbon footprint. At the same time, we are using technology to make our factories greener and more efficient,’ said Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn.
‘Nissan wants to be part of the solution toward a sustainable society – for the sake of the planet and as a significant competitive advantage and a strategic differentiator in the global manufacturing sector.’
Highlights of the ‘programe’ include Nissan to take the lead in the development of an all-new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) together with strategic partner, Daimler, an all-new front-wheel drive hybrid model, an all-new plug-in hybrid model based on Nissan’s unique technology, and a next-generation of Nissan’s highly acclaimed CVT gearbox.
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