Nissan achieves perfect score in 2014 climate change report
The LEAF is not the only area of Nissan’s emphasis toward improving our environment. Last year Nissan reduced global corporate activity CO2 emissions while increasing production over 5 percent. The company is on track to reducing such emissions by 20 percent (from 2005 to 2016). Nissan has reduced emissions by over 15 percent as of fiscal 2013. Nissan received the highest A rating in performance in the Climate Performance Leadership Index for its reduction in CO2 emissions.
In addition, Nissan achieved a perfect score in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014 (found here). The CDP report tracks companies that disclose environmental performance publicly versus those that do not. Interestingly, it finds that disclosing companies offer higher returns than non-disclosing companies, showing that environmental concern does not need to equate with lower profitability.