Nissan’s Manufacturing footprint is getting greener image

As the Japanese company adds plants and jobs, increasing production capacity throughout the Americas, it is also implementing the Nissan Green Program 2016 that helps guide its environmental strides.

A set of collective efforts reflects Nissan’s broader global environmental initiative, Nissan Green Program 2016, which focuses on reducing environmental impacts of corporate activities and pursues ecology by promoting and widening the application of innovative green technologies, energy management and fuel-efficient vehicles.

“Nissan is committed to increase energy efficiency as we reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing the highest quality vehicles sold in North America,” said Susan Brennan, Nissan’s vice president of Manufacturing in its vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. “These efforts align with our global strategies of zero-emission leadership and corporate social responsibility to employees, stakeholders and customers.”

“Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner in 2006, we have saved more than 800 billion BTUs (British thermal units) in our vehicle assembly process,” said Bill Krueger, Nissan’s senior vice president of Manufacturing, Purchasing, Production Engineering and Supply Chain Management. “That’s enough energy to power the all-electric Nissan LEAF for more than 750 million miles.”

Nissan Green Program 2016 promotes activities not only in development and manufacturing departments associated with the production of automobiles, but also in sales, service and all other departments of the company. Even with its plans to increase sales volume globally, Nissan forecasts that through the initiative CO2 emissions from its new vehicles and corporate activities will peak in the 2020s and then subside while the volume of new natural resources used will be maintained at the level of the 2010s.