Johnson Controls is proud to be recognized for sustainability leadership through awards and inclusion on key indices.
As a member of the EP 100, a new initiative from The Climate Group, Johnson Controls joins other influential global businesses in publicly committing to double energy productivity. The goal is to not only use less energy, but also achieve greater economic output with the energy used. Johnson Controls has pledged to double energy productivity by 2030 from a 2009 baseline. The commitment is a natural extension of the energy efficiency improvements that have been part of our sustainability program since 2003, contributing to a 40 percent reduction in energy intensity and more than $100 million in annual energy savings.
The CDP, a leader in sustainability reporting, this year named Johnson Controls one of 193 global leaders in responding to climate change. The honor recognizes our strategies to reduce emissions. Only 9 percent of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program were named to the “A” list.
Johnson Controls is in the top three of 200 world companies ranked by their total clean energy revenues. The “Carbon Clean 200,” developed by Canadian media company Corporate Knights and US-based nonprofit As You Sow, uses data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance to identify companies with a market cap of at least $1 billion that are “profiting from making the decision to participate in the clean energy transition.”
In December 2015, Johnson Controls participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris – the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). With nearly 50,000 participants, COP21 aimed to achieve a global agreement to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
The Johnson Controls delegation discussed maintaining sustainability across the value chain by improving operational excellence to reduce carbon footprints; helping suppliers become more energy efficient; and delivering products that help customers become more energy efficient, sustainable and competitive.
The 27th annual Energy Efficiency Forum, cosponsored by Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association, brought together private and public sector thought leaders to discuss a host of topics including evolving energy systems, employment in energy efficiency, regulatory approaches, and the adoption of smart building technologies. Attendees included representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Senate and Public Service Enterprise Group, as well as mayors from cities across the U.S.
Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders, published by the World Resources Institute in partnership with Johnson Controls, shows how to deliver better buildings now for long-term sustainable development. The report focuses on what decision-makers can do as they plan to transform their cities. It highlights policies and actions to drive building energy performance, lead by example and create the conditions to support success.
The Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders, this year chose Johnson Controls to receive the Stars of Energy Efficiency Chairman’s Award. The award recognizes our innovative start-stop battery technology, which saves fuel, reduces environmental impact, and saves consumers money over the life of their vehicles.