Nissan’s Greening Efforts Recognized

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has scored a perfect “100A” in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014. This is the second year in a row that it has been nominated as a CDP global leader.

The company said this accomplishment recognizes Nissan for its eco-friendly corporate policies and transparent information disclosure about its environmental performance.

Nissan added it was among a few top responders awarded a perfect score of “100” in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for its extensive information disclosure about its environmental performance and corporate governance practices. It received the highest “A” rating in performance in the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for its demonstrated actions to reduce CO2 emissions in its vehicle manufacturing processes.

These achievements were announced in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which analyzes companies’ environmental strategies and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on the responses from the world’s largest 500 listed corporations, and identifies the best performers. The 14th annual CDP index lists companies from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) that demonstrate strategies designed to improve a company’s impact on the environment.

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In this year’s report, Nissan said it was one of a few elite companies in the CDP’s CDLI to receive a perfect 100 score. Nissan also earned an “A” rating in the CPLI for its performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from its corporate activities. This showing improved on its 2013 result when it placed in the top 10 percent of all companies that were listed in the report.

The full CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014 can be accessed here in PDF form. Other automotive manufacturers ranked and scoring well in the report are BMW AG, Daimler AG, Fiat, General Motors Company, Renault, Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen AG.

The CDP was established in the UK in 2000 as an independent not-for-profit organization and represents 767 investors representing $92 trillion in assets. Every year, the CDP organization distributes standardized survey questions to private sector corporations and collects responses for assessment and public disclosure as a comprehensive barometer of climate change information.