Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Infiniti NISMO Datsun
InfluenceMap Score
Performance Band
Organisation Score
Relationship Score
Yokohama, Japan
Brands and Associated Companies
Infiniti, NISMO, Datsun

Nissan appears to broadly support strands of climate change regulation. It appears to support the IPCC science on the need for drastic action on climate change and in 2014 it also seems to have supported renewable energy policy in Japan. Nissan has been noted for managing to sell many regulatory credits rather than needing to bulk buy them; in 2014 Nissan was the leading seller of ZEV credits. Its CEO, Carlos Ghosn, has also published a blog on social media encouraging policymakers and industry to hasten a transition to a low-carbon economy. In 2015, Ghosn appeared to support the new emissions regulation in principle and the need for zero emissions technology to meet to this, although he believes fleet renewal is the most effective solution to reducing CO2 emissions. In a 2013 consultation over California’s ‘Advance Clean Cars program’, Nissan expressed support for mandates related to greenhouse gas emissions and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standards. However, in 2015 in the run up to the review of the U.S. 2025 (CAFE) standards, Ghosn raised concerns about related rising costs in a time of economic strain. Ghosn’s was the President of ACEA in 2014 and 2015 when they appear to have opposed specific GHG emission standards within the European Union, and was heavily involved in the automotive industry’s attempt to undermine emission testing reform.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance 2 NS NA NS NS 0 NA NA
Need for climate regulations 2 NS NS NS 1 0 NA NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NA NS NS 2 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA 0 NA NA NA NA 2
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS -1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS 2 -1 0 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS 2 NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 NS 2 NS 1 1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 NS NS 0 0 1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS -1 NA NA NA NA 1
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.