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"Johnson Controls" Releases Annual Business and Sustainability Performance Metrics
MILWAUKEE, April 5 -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) today announced the release of its latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) online sustainability report. The online matrix provides a detailed review of the company's financial, environmental and social performance over the past year.
The matrix complements the company's 2009 Business and Sustainability Report, which was released in December 2009 and is available in six languages. The GRI reporting framework provides companies with a uniform and transparent set of metrics to systematically report on sustainability initiatives and results.
The matrix offers a quick, easily accessible database of the company's results in 2009 across a broad range of topics. Highlights include:
-- Financial performance for fiscal year 2009
-- Metrics and information on the impact of the company's business
activities on the environment and society
-- Details of the company's partnerships with key organizations including
the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Student Conservation Association and
the United Nations Global Compact
"Since the foundation of our company 125 years ago, Johnson Controls has offered products and services to help make our customers' businesses and operations more sustainable," said Charles A. Harvey, vice president of Diversity and Public Affairs. "We focus on our own environmental performance and community programs with the same discipline we apply to working with customers. The GRI matrix clearly communicates our current initiatives in all these areas, as well as our long-term commitment to sustainability."
In February, Institutional Investor Magazine cited Johnson Controls as America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Company in the category of consumer - autos and auto parts. The company was also recognized for the third consecutive year with SAM's highest Gold Class sustainability rating in the auto parts and tires category. In March, Corporate Responsibility magazine ranked Johnson Controls 22nd among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the United States.
The company's commitment to sustainability has earned it industry and community recognition around the world. It is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and World Index, the Domini 400 Social Index, KLD Global Climate 100 Index, the FTSE4Good Index Series, the Calvert Social Index and the Maplecroft Bloomberg Climate Innovation Index.
To view the GRI matrix and the 2009 Business and Sustainability Report, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/sustainability.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.