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Nissan Motor Company

Nissan Motor Company is a publicly listed company headquartered in Kanagawa, Japan. In 2020, it had USD 74 billion group revenue and produced 3,372 thousand light duty vehicles. The Nissan Leaf was reported to be the fourth fastest selling electric car, globally, in summer 2021.

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


#1 1.8 /3 #5

Material Investment

#1 0.4 /0.4 #1

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2.4 #7

Sold product performance

#1 0.5 /7 #29


#1 1.3 /2.2 #9

Supplier Engagement

#1 0.6 /1.2 #6

Client Engagement

#1 0.3 /0.8 #11

Policy Engagement

#1 0.1 /1.2 #23

Business Model

#1 0.2 /1.8 #18
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Risks and opportunities


Nissan receives a trend score of – . If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Nissan’s 2030 target for 32.5% in-use emissions intensity reduction from 2018 is not ambitious enough and emissions have been increasing from 2018 to 2020. Nissan does plan to ramp up electrification of its vehicles, but it also plans to focus sales efforts on the USA, where consumers prefer larger heavier vehicles, so it is uncertain whether currently available models will deliver the near-term change needed.

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More about the company

Yokohama, Japan
Revenue (2020)
USD 73.6 billion
Publicly listed
Number of vehicles sold (2020)

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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