Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will issue its Green Procurement Guidelines
in April 2008, defining a set of environmental protocol to augment The
Nissan-Renault Purchasing Way, which applies to all its global
auto-parts and materials suppliers.
The newly issued NissanGreen Procurement Guideline replaces the
previous Green Procurement Standards issued in 2001. The new guidelines
include the following areas:
- (1) Guidelines for reducing environmental-impacting substances*
- (2) Adhere to Green Procurement Guidelines through Tier2 or up-stream suppliers
- (3) Management of auto-parts/materials supplied to Nissan-related companies
- Change in methodology of parts/materials data management
- Report data on CO2 emission in the parts manufacturing process
Nissan will monitor the performance of its auto-parts and materials
suppliers to ensure that they are in compliance with the guidelines
The new guidelines are consistent with the objectives set under the
Nissan Green Program 2010 mid-term environmental plan – to develop new
technologies, products and services that can lead to real-world
reductions in vehicle CO2 emissions, cleaner emissions, and recycling
of resources – across the entire manufacturing and supply chain.
*In anticipation of more stringent regulations in the future, Nissan is
working to reduce or eradicate the use of certain substances in all new
models, launched beginning from July 2007, including heavy metal
compounds such as mercury, lead, cadmium and hexavalent chromium and
in-cabin VOCs （Volatile Organic Compoundｓ）.