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Nissan’s environmental philosophy is encapsulated in the phrase "symbiosis of people, vehicles and nature." This expresses our ideal picture of a sustainable mobile society. To contribute to the creation of this society, we are aiming to become a "sincere eco-innovator."
For the future of our planet and generations to come, we are doing everything we can to help our natural environment, by reducing the environmental load in real-world terms and providing customers with innovative products that contribute to the development of a sustainable mobile society.
Nissan’s ultimate environmental goal is to manage the environmental impact generated by our corporate activities, customer use of Nissan vehicles, and the company’s use of resources to a level that is within nature’s capacity to absorb.
We have established specific targets to achieve this goal on three key issues, and are intensifying our efforts to achieve them. Nissan regards the following three issues as paramount: reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions; cleaner emissions to preserve the atmosphere, water and soil; and recycling of resources. Among these three, Nissan is treating the issue of reduction in CO2 emissions as a high priority. Nissan’s targets for this and other key issues are spelled out in the Nissan Green Program 2010, our medium-term environmental action plan.
Nissan already has produced tangible results toward its goal of reducing CO2 emissions, one of the priorities of the NGP 2010. These reductions include development of electric vehicles (EV), introduction of clean diesel and fuel-efficient vehicles, and energy savings in manufacturing, logistics and facilities operations. Along with the mid-term NGP 2010 plan, which was originally announced in December 2006, Nissan is reviewing its long-term CO2 emissions-reduction scenarios. Based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, Nissan estimates that the CO2 emissions of all new vehicles in 2050 would need to be reduced by 90% compared to the 2000 level. Based on this scenario, Nissan will conduct a review of its road map for CO2 emissions reduction of new vehicles and reflect it in the next mid-term environmental action plan.
Aiming to be a global leader in zero-emissions vehicles, the Renault-Nissan Alliance has positioned electric vehicles as a core business strategy. The Alliance is accelerating its efforts for vehicle development and for establishing sustainable mobility partnerships in cooperation with governments and municipalities worldwide.