As Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli has said, “The world is changing. How we work, where we work, and who we work with will be dramatically different in the future. It’s no longer B2B or B2C, it’s H2H: Human to Human. And this is even more true for diversity.” Johnson Controls is committed to leading the industry in diversity and inclusion; it’s what our customers expect, and it’s essential to business success.
We build a culture of diversity and inclusion through accountability, including regular executive review of our metrics, and behavior-based efforts such as coaching/mentoring, leadership development, succession management and diversity leadership summits. Female executive representation was 22 percent globally. Minority representation was 17 percent in the United States.
Nine Business Resource Groups with 40 chapters around the world connect employees with similar experiences or characteristics to promote personal development, sustain an inclusive workforce and improve business results. Groups exist for African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, emerging leaders, LGBTQ, people with visible and invisible disabilities, veterans, and women. These groups are open to all employees and serve as strategic business partners.
Through our diversity supplier program, Johnson Controls works with more than 700 businesses that are certified in the United States as owned by minorities or women, or designated by their countries as historically underutilized. More than 120 of our customers seek quarterly or monthly reports on our use of diverse suppliers. Our well-documented program delivers measurable results and earns regional and national recognition.
In 2015, our purchases from diverse suppliers totaled $1.5 billion.
For the 12th consecutive year, Johnson Controls earned a seat at the Billion Dollar Roundtable as one of just 17 companies spending more than $1 billion annually with diverse suppliers.