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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd is a major Japanese automotive company operating globally with sales of over 5 million vehicles in 2017. Its market capitalisation was valued at US$33 billion in the same year. Nissan is well known for its wide range of passenger vehicles and the most sold electric vehicle in the world to date, the Nissan Leaf.

Ranking position
#5 /25
Total score
11.5 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-25)


2.4 /3 #5

Material Investment

0.4 /0.4 #1

Intangible Investment

2.4 /2.4 #1

Sold product performance

3.8 /7 #17


1.1 /2.2 #7


0.6 /1.2 #3


0.0 /0.8 #16

Policy Engagement

0.6 /1.2 #5

Business Model

0.2 /1.8 #18
Total score 11.5 /20 #5

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


Nissan is awarded a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near term, its score would most likely remain the same. Nissan has not established long-term targets that align with those set for the low-carbon pathway, despite its steadily decreasing manufacturing emissions over the past 5 years. With an expected growth in sales of plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles in China, Nissan’s outlook is equally aligned with the low-carbon pathway. However, Nissan has yet to disclose a comprehensive low-carbon transition plan, and its share of sales from battery electric vehicles have decreased since 2017.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Yokohama, Japan
Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Group revenue (2017)
US$107.9 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2017)
~5.3 million light duty passenger vehicles
Market capitalisation (2017)
US$33 billion