International NPO names Nissan a world leader in corporate action on climate change
OREANDA-NEWS. December 08, 2015. Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has ranked Nissan among the top five percent of global corporations participating in the international NPO's climate change program and included Nissan on its 113 A-List. Nissan also scored a perfect 100 in the organization's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Like last year, Nissan was the highest ranked automotive company in Japan.
CDP provides a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. For the 2015 CDP Climate Change Report, their 13th such publication, the CDP collected and analyzed environmental strategies and CO2 emission-reduction efforts of more than 6,000 corporations.
Nissan received its perfect score in the CDLI by continuing to work towards its vision of reducing CO2 emissions (well-to-wheel) from new vehicles by 90 percent by the year 2050 (compared with levels from 2000), and transparently disclosing environmental information. Nissan was named on the Climate "A" List due to its sales of the world's top-selling zero-emission vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, and its implementation of such innovative initiatives as LEAF to Home, through which LEAF owners can use electric power from their vehicle to help cut energy use during peak hours. Nissan's efforts to reduce CO2 emissions within its manufacturing process were also noted.
In June this year, Nissan announced its FY2014 achievements as part of the Nissan Green Program 2016. The company reported that by increasing energy efficiency at its factories and expanding the implementation of recyclable energy, along with other policies, its corporate carbon footprint was drastically reduced, resulting in a 22.6-percent reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to FY2005. This was achieved two years earlier than originally forecast.