FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The EPA will recognize Nissan's accomplishments at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR awards.
An ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, Nissan is honored for its continued commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving energy management. The 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award recognizes Nissan's continued commitment to smart energy management, the company's ability to measure and track progress, and its efforts to communicate the importance of energy efficiency to a wide audience.
"Nissan is committed to partnering with ENERGY STAR in our efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing with the highest quality vehicles sold in North America," said Bill Krueger, Vice Chairman, Nissan Americas. "These efforts align with our global strategies of zero-emission leadership and corporate social responsibility to employees, stakeholders and customers."The 2012 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. The winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, employing innovative approaches, and showing others what can be achieved through energy efficiency. The awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Nissan is among nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. "As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Nissan North America with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Nissan and all our ENERGY STAR award winners are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in everything we do, which is good for our climate, our health, and our future." About Nissan North America In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com. About Nissan Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year award. About ENERGY STAR® ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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