Nissan celebrates 7 years of sustainable operations in Aguascalientes
Nissan Mexicana celebrated the seventh anniversary of integrating sustainable manufacturing operations at its Aguascalientes A1 plant, which have now resulted in the assembly of 1,438,987 vehicles with the use of renewable energy.
In 2012, Nissan Aguascalientes A1 became the first automotive plant in Mexico to use energy from biogas, generated from solid waste out of the municipal landfill. A year later, the assembly facility integrated the use of wind energy.
Currently, with the reception of 797,860 MWh of these renewable sources, Nissan Aguascalientes A1 has avoided the emission of more than 380,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere while satisfying 57% of its electricity needs.
In a statement the company mentions that vehicles produced using clean energy include some of the most popular models of the brand, such as Kicks, Sentra, March, Versa sedan and Versa Note.
“At Nissan we are committed to reducing CO2 emissions in our manufacturing processes (…) 34% of the total energy used in Nissan manufacturing plants comes from renewable energy,” said Marco Ribera, senior manager of Environment and Energy of Nissan Mexicana.
The company highlighted that the Nissan Aguascalientes A2 and Nissan CIVAC plants have also introduced new production technologies, which significantly reduce the use of energy, water consumption and emissions.
These technologies include the reuse and treatment of 100% of wastewater, recycling of 100% of the waste; efficient use of raw materials, use of water-based paint and the use of natural lighting, among others.