Nissan Gets Perfect Score in CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report.. Again
For the second year in a row, Nissan has achieved a perfect score of 100A on the CDP's Global 500 Report 2014 for inclusion in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). The reports, issued by the CDP in the United Kingdom, ranks Global 500 companies on their openness about climate impacts and how much they're doing to mitigate them, focusing on CO2 emissions.
Only a few respondents receive a 100 score for disclosure and even fewer get an A grade for their efforts to clean up their manufacturing and other 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. In the CDP's 2013 report, Nissan ranked in the top 10 percent and continues that for 2014.
Last year, Nissan reduced CO2 emissions from global corporate activities while increasing vehicle production by 5.1 percent. The 2.0 percent cut in CO2 during the year put the company on track to achieve its goal of a 20 percent reduction by fiscal year 2016, compared to 2005. Nissan set the target in its mid-term environmental action plan, the Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016). CO2 emissions through Nissan's corporate activities have already been reduced by 15.4 percent (t-CO2/vehicle) in fiscal year 2013.
The CDP Global 500 report can be found at CDP.net.