Corporate Social Responsibility
In addition to providing the obvious benefit of growth with sustainable profits, Nissan seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of society. To this end, we listen carefully to the wide variety of our stakeholders, working with them as we pursue activities that meet society' s needs.
Ensuring that people, cars and the environment can co-exist is a dominant theme at Nissan. In every aspect, from design to manufacturing and sales to recycling, Nissan spares no effort to produce cars that are friendly to the environment.
At Nissan, we are investing in a portfolio of "green" technologies, including clean diesels, efficient internal-combustion engines, hybrids and the centerpiece of our product strategy: zero emission vehicles, such as electric cars and fuel cell vehicles.
The "safety shield" concept—where we employ the latest technologies to actively protect passengers—is the foundation of Nissan’s comprehensive efforts toward safety. Nissan is continually developing advanced safety technologies while also devoting resources to traffic safety education to raise public awareness.
"Enriching people's lives" – this is the global vision of Nissan and all of its operating companies across the world. Fulfilling this vision means continually striving to be a corporation that society views as essential. To fulfill the role of a good corporate citizen, now and into the next generation, Nissan provides support for education, environmental issues, the arts and a range of diverse other areas.
The Nissan Foundation was created in 1992 as a thoughtful response to a societal need that still impacts communities today. After three weeks of violent civil unrest occurred near the headquarters for Nissan's U.S. sales operations then in southern California, Nissan established a $5 million endowment to promote cultural diversity within southern Los Angeles neighborhoods. Over the past 24 years, the Foundation has awarded more than $9.3 million to more than 100 nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.
In the U.S., Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.
Learn more about Nissan's latest efforts by visiting NissanNews.com/CSR.