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Reporting and Policies

Our Sustainability Reporting and Policies

Johnson Controls is proud of our sustainability efforts and we have publicly reported sustainability data since 2002. Learn more by checking out the following reports and policies:

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Business and Sustainability Report

We promote economic, social and environmental practices that benefit our customers, employees, shareholders and communities. This annual report highlights our performance and achievements in these areas.

Available languages: Chinese | Spanish

Past information is available in the 2016 report.

Global Compact Communication on Progress
The UN Global Compact works with businesses to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets. We align our operations and strategies to the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles. Learn more.
 
Sustainability Supplement and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index
This comprehensive sustainability supplement is in accordance with the Standards, Comprehensive guidelines of GRI, an independent organization that produces one of the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting. Download report.
 

OUR COMMITMENTS

Copenhagen Communique

Since the UN negotiations in Bali in 2007 The Corporate Climate Communiqués have set out a concise business case for an ambitious, robust, effective and equitable UN climate framework. They have offered a progressive global consensus on the shape of an international agreement and on the national policy that is needed for countries to deliver on the global goal.

 

Global Alliance for Energy Productivity

We endorse the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity goal to double global energy productivity. To help reach this goal, we will: Commit to using our sphere of influence to improve energy productivity within our business, organization, community, state/province, or nation; Share solutions, success stories, and progress with other leaders in energy productivity; and Encourage other organizations, businesses, and government entities around the world to endorse the Global Alliance goal.

 

“We are Still In” Business Commitment to Paris Agreement
More than 1,800 American companies, from Fortune 100 companies to small family-owned businesses, stand shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of governors, mayors, university presidents and faith leaders — bound by their shared commitment to help the U.S. meet its emissions reduction goals under the Paris Agreement
 
Alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Johnson Controls supports the goals adopted by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. We promote sustainability through the way we do business, the solutions we provide and our engagement in society. Learn more
 
The Climate Group: EP100

EP100 is a global, collaborative initiative of influential businesses that pledge to double their energy productivity.

Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy

The “Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy” initiative aims at making sure companies’ engagement on climate policy is comprehensive, aligned, and transparent by asking companies to commit to adhering to a set of best practice steps to more effectively support a 1,5/2° trajectory.

 

UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact works with businesses to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets. We align our operations and strategies to the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles. Learn more.
 

OUR POLICIES, POSITIONS AND STATEMENTS

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals Policy

This policy defines the responsible sourcing of conflict minerals throughout our supply chain. Download Policy.

Conflict Minerals Report

This report demonstrates our commitment to sourcing conflict minerals responsibly and complying with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and regulations surrounding conflict minerals. 

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Human Rights

Human Rights and Sustainability Policy

This policy is guided by the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and helps ensure we maintain strong relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, stakeholders and communities. Download policy.

Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Statement

This policy and statement make explicit our commitment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chain.  Download policy. Download statement.

Political Contributions

Political Contributions Policy

This policy guides our political contributions and activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and go beyond compliance to implement leading practices in accountability and transparency. Download policy.

Health and Safety

Global Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Policy

This policy identifies the key operating principles that define our expectations, actions and behaviors of all Johnson Controls employees in conducting business that is protective of health, safety and the environment. Download policy.

Climate Change

Position and Policy on Energy and Climate Change

Our position and commitments on energy and climate change guides us on how to reduce our carbon footprint both internally and within our supply chain. Download policyDownload position.

COP22 Position Statement

Read our position statement on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22). Download statement.