Statement

Media release: SBA welcomes Nissan Australia to its membership

Australia’s peak body for sustainable business, Sustainable Business Australia (SBA), warmly welcomes leading vehicle manufacturer and electric vehicle innovator, Nissan, as a member.

By joining SBA, Nissan is escalating its local commitment to sustainability and leveraging its existing global membership of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), of which SBA is the Australian global network partner.

Nissan is one of the country’s biggest automotive brands and sells a range of popular vehicles including the Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-TRAIL and the Nissan Pathfinder, and introduced the very first all-electric car to the market, the Nissan LEAF.

Anchored by the company’s ongoing Nissan Green Program, which was launched in 2001 with a long-term vision toward 2050, Nissan is increasingly being recognised for its commitment to improving the sustainability of its operations and its vehicles.

In June this year, Nissan launched Nissan Sustainability 2022, a comprehensive plan to reduce the company’s environmental impact, strengthen diversity and inclusion, and enhance governance, across all of its operations, including Australia.

“It is fantastic to have Nissan join Sustainable Business Australia as part of its local efforts to fulfil its Sustainability 2022 plan,” said Andrew Petersen, CEO of Sustainable Business Australia.

“We’re excited to have such a forward-thinking vehicle manufacturer join us and demonstrating sustainability leadership in the automotive space.”

While Nissan’s Sustainability 2022 initiative is global in its reach, Nissan is committed to driving positive outcomes locally.

“Nissan is working towards a zero-emission, zero-fatality society,” said Nissan Australia managing director, Stephen Lester.

“We have a number of environmental, social and governance initiatives in place that are forward focused and ongoing.

“For example, at our dedicated manufacturing plant in Melbourne we are looking at what we can do to reduce C02 emissions and the use of raw materials, and how we can recycle more and use less power and water.

“People, inside and outside of the business, are also a priority. We look at how we can give more support in the community, which we do via our partnership with Fareshare, and focus on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“We are proud of our initiatives and proud to be a member of Sustainable Business Australia.”

For more information, please contact:

Andrew Petersen
CEO, Sustainable Business Australia

t:             +61 (0)2 8005 0780
m:           +61 (0)412 545 994
w:           www.sba.asn.au

About Sustainable Business Australia

SBA was established in Australia in 1991 and is the peak body for support and advocacy for sustainable business activities in Australia. In 2014 SBA was appointed Australia’s Global Partner for World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and in 2018 selected as the Australian focal point for collaboration with the Natural Capital Coalition.

SBA’s members include leading Australian businesses, from all sectors, who share a commitment to economic, environmental and social development. SBA represents member companies, public sector enterprises and institutions, BINGOs and community organisations, which in turn represent 100,000+ Australian employees.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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