Supply chain management
Supply chain strategy
As a business with worldwide operations, Nissan has a supply chain that extends across the globe. We promote consistency in purchasing activities throughout the global supply chain, sharing our vision and policy with business partners and strategically collaborating with them to ensure their adoption.
We aim to achieve sustainable growth built on a foundation of mutual trust with its business partners. We listen closely to and work with our suppliers as equal partners, developing and maintaining cooperative and competitive relations that enable us to implement best practices.
To optimize purchasing activities, the Alliance partners established a common purchasing company, the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), in 2001 and have steadily increased the scope of its activities in the years since then. The organization now covers all purchasing domains, incorporates all purchasing functions and builds mutually profitable business partnerships with all suppliers. Its name was changed to the Alliance Purchasing Organization (APO) in April 2018, after Mitsubishi Motors joined the Alliance. The new organization aims to help each company in the Alliance achieve sustainable performance through the steady development of the Alliance as well as through the advantage of economies of scale.
Responsible Minerals Sourcing
Nissan’s goal is to conduct ethical, social and environmentally conscious business practices at every level of our global supply chain. In 2013, Nissan moved quickly to establish a policy against use of conflict minerals and published the policy on its website. Following this in July 2020, it formulated and published its new Global Minerals Sourcing Policy Statement.
Based on its Global Minerals Sourcing Policy Statement, Nissan references to OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas to implement due diligence
related to minerals sourcing in its supply chain. From 2021, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has also joined the RMI and will work with its suppliers to assess risks and will strengthen its efforts to take corrective actions furthermore whenever issues are identified.
Policies, guidelines, relative documents
- Renault-Nissan Purchasing Way (February 2006)
- Renault-Nissan CSR Guidelines for Suppliers (December 2015 revised version)
- Nissan Green Purchasing Guideline (May 2021 revised version)
- "Renault-Nissan CSR Guidelines for Suppliers" Supplementary Handbook for Nissan Suppliers (June 2022)
- Global Minerals Sourcing Policy Statement (July 2020)
- Actions for Minerals Sourcing (June 2022)
For more details, please view the sustainability report.