Nissan Motor Company, a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer, has announced the appointment of a Chief Sustainability Officer. Senior Vice President Hitoshi Kawaguchi, who was previously in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, has been appointed to take up the role of the first Sustainability Officer along with his previous duties.
The major purpose of this new position is to emphasize and align sustainability efforts with the company’s overall corporate strategy. This was done in line with Nissan’s vision for sustainability that deals with climate change, urbanization, transportation and vehicle safety.
Kawaguchi is a graduate of Economics from Hitotsubashi University. He joined the company in 1976 and started his career with product planning in Europe.