Nissan Motor signed a ¥200-billion (US$1.4-billion) syndicated green loan agreement arranged by Mizuho Bank. Nissan will utilize the loan to support its clean mobility and related projects to progress its long-term electrification and carbon neutrality ambitions. The loan contract period will be five and seven years.
As the first funds raised since launching the Nissan Sustainable Finance Framework in July, the company is deepening its investment program in electrification. Loan proceeds will fund eligible green projects defined in the framework, such as R&D, investments and expenditures for the design, development, and manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles and components for electric vehicles or other future carbon-neutral initiatives.
With a second-party review conducted by Sustainalytics, Nissan has aligned its framework with the Green Bond Principle 2021, Social Bond Principle 2021, Sustainability Bond Guideline 2021, Green Loan Principle 2021, and Social Loan Principle 2021.