Today's youth are the scientists and engineers of tomorrow, and Nissan and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are investing in that future with a $180,000 contribution to LULAC's National Educational Service Centers (LNESC), which offers programs that put Latino students on a path to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Nissan has again risen in the ranks of the world's greenest brands. The company improved its position to fourth place in Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands report, up from fifth last year. The survey cited Nissan's leadership in electric vehicles, ambitious EV infrastructure plan and its support for the sustainability goals of governments.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. reduced CO2 emissions from global corporate activities in fiscal year 2013 while increasing vehicle production by 5.1 percent. The 2.0 percent cut in CO2 during the year puts the company on track to achieve its goal of a 20 percent reduction by fiscal year 2016, compared to 2005.
With nearly 150 Michiganders killed each year in accidents involving a teenage driver, Nissan is partnering with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) to educate teens about the dangers of distracted driving through the ThinkFast® Interactive education program.
In recognition of the company’s significant progress in workforce diversity, DiversityInc Magazine has named Nissan to its Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for 2014. This honor recognizes the company’s advances in workforce diversity largely supported by the launch of 15 affinity groups that have given employees with a common background the opportunity to work together to accelerate progress and facilitate inclusion.
Juanita Clemmons, a production technician at Nissan's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn., volunteered to travel alone across the country, to a place where she knew no one else, all because of her son.