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Nissan Motor Company

Known for Nissan, Infiniti, Nismo, Datsun

Nissan Motor Company is a publicly listed auto manufacturer headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. In 2019 it had US$90.9 billion in revenue and sales of over 4.7 million vehicles. Nissan’s two primary sales regions are the US and China, where it sells vehicles through the Renault-Nissan Alliance and also under joint venture with Dongfeng Motors (another keystone company) and Zhengzhou Automobile. It is present in all major sales regions except South Korea and India.

Assessment Note

Nissan received a full ACT assessment in 2019.

Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-30)


2.2 /3 #5

Material Investment

0.0 /0.4 #12

Intangible Investment

0.0 /2.4 #23

Sold product performance

2.6 /7 #21


1.3 /2.2 #3


0.3 /1.2 #10


0.5 /0.8 #9

Policy Engagement

0.1 /1.2 #22

Business Model

0.2 /1.8 #19

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Nissan has a comprehensive set of low-carbon KPIs for 2022 and 2050 timeframes, including selling one million electric vehicles by 2022 and reducing raw materials use by 70 percent by 2050. It would improve its performance by setting intermediate goals between 2022 and 2050.

Nissan has been slowly reducing the share of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles in its sales (from 97 percent in 2014 to 94 percent in 2019). Its decarbonisation focus has been on conventional hybrids (4 percent of 2019 sales) but these do not count as low-carbon vehicles under an ACT assessment, as they do not operate on non-fossil energy sources for more than 50 percent of their typical use. To bring its vehicle in-use emissions in line with its decarbonisation pathway, Nissan needs to rapidly ramp up sales of advanced electric and/or fuel cell vehicles.

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  1. 2019
  2. 2021

More about the company

Ownership structure
Publicly listed
Revenue (2019)
US$90.9 billion
Number of vehicles sold (2019)