Nissan Mexican plants receive Environmental Excellence recognition
For the fourth year in a row, Nissan received the award “Environmental Excellence” granted by Semarnat, a prize the Mexican environmental authority grants as recognition to the commitment to preserve natural resources by implementing sustainable manufacturing schemes.
Vice President of Manufacturing of Nissan Mexicana, Armando Avila Moreno, said that once again, this company has earned the distinction by showing high standards in environmental issues and its commitment to the communities of Aguascalientes and Morelos, cities where the recognized plants operate.
This recognition, he said, is a reflection of the high performance in sustainability, “at Nissan Mexicana we are pioneers in the successful and sustainable introduction of clean energy supplies, demonstrating our environmental awareness and reaffirming our commitment to our customers in Mexico and world”.
For the Nissan Aguascalientes A1 plant, this is the fourth occasion it obtains this exceptional recognition, as well as the third time for Nissan CIVAC plant in the state of Morelos, and the second for Nissan Aguascalientes A2 plant.
“This is how Nissan’s three manufacturing plants in Mexico reaffirm their commitment to preserving the environment through technologies and practices aimed at fostering environmental leadership,” Avila Moreno said.
Five years ago, Nissan Mexicana started a program to consume energy organic-waste sourced from biogas generated in the city of Aguascalientes landfill.
Said measure granted Nissan Aguascalientes A1 plant recognition as the first automotive plant of all Renault-Nissan Alliance facilities in the world to use biogas-sourced energy.
In 2013, the same plant adopted wind energy produced by more than 45 wind turbines of the Zopiloapan Wind Farm in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.
Combining clean energy from the wind farm and the biogas plant, during the last five years of sustainable manufacturing operations, Nissan Aguascalientes Plant A1 has avoided the emission of more than 270,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, satisfying 62% of its electricity needs.
To date, 930,000 vehicles have been assembled using clean energy supply. Considering the A1 plant produces about 375,000 vehicles a year, means that more than half of vehicles off the Aguascalientes A1 facility are produced using renewable sourced energy.