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Nissan Motor Company Ltd. on January 20 announced that it had received integrated ISO14001 certification, an international standard for environmental management systems, for the company's global headquarters and all of its main facilities in Japan covering the areas of research and development, production, distribution.
In December 2006, Nissan set objectives to bolster its environmental management through Nissan Green Program 2010, the company's mid-term environmental action plan. Having already previously obtained the certification for its five production plants, Nissan Zama Operation Center, Nissan Technical Center (NTC), Nissan Advanced Technology Center (NATC), Nissan Research Center and its product/development processes, the company has now achieved a consistent environmental management, as additional certification was obtained at its new global headquarters, Honmoku Wharf, Customer Service Centers, Global Information System Center, Sagamihara Parts Center, Nissan Education Center and Hokkaido Rikubetsu Proving Ground.
This integrated environmental management has also been applied to Nissan Forklift Corporation and Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, which are affiliates or partner companies of Nissan. As a result, a combined workforce of more than 30,000 people is working on environmental activities with a higher consciousness.
In particular, the global headquarters (opened in August 2009), has already obtained the Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE)'s highest ranking (Class S) in October 2009, in addition to proactively promoting the efficient utilization of natural energy. Today's announcement proves that the Global Headquarters achieved the establishment of environmental management in all domains-buildings, working processes and business activities in roughly just one year.
Nissan will continue activities to strengthen its environmental management, as well as providing models to the market with high environmental performance, "Zero Emission" with its focus on 100 percent electric vehicles and "PURE DRIVE" that are designed to achieve class-leading fuel economy with next-generation eco-technologies.