Johnson Controls recognized as leader for corporate action on climate change

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MILWAUKEE, Jan.27, 2015 --Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, announced today its position on the 2014 CDP Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index. The company was recognized for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigating the business risks of climate change.

The index, which is included within a new report reviewing the environmental sustainability of global supply chains, presents 121 suppliers identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation.  It has been produced by CDP, the international NGO that drives sustainable economies, at the request of 66 multinational purchasers who work with CDP to better understand and manage the environmental impacts of their supply chains and have a procurement spend of US$1.3 trillion.

Information provided by 3,396 companies has been independently assessed against CDP’s respected scoring methodology and ranked accordingly.  Johnson Controls is one of the 121 that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance, earning a position on this global ranking of suppliers’ efforts to mitigate climate change. 

CDP performance scores provide a tool for corporate buyers to evaluate and track supplier efforts to mitigate climate change risks such as rising costs associated with regulation and fluctuating energy prices, or business interruption due to extreme weather events.  When climate change risks become a reality, profitability and brand reputation up and down the value chain can be impacted.  CDP scores enable benchmarking and easy identification of where purchasers and their suppliers can collaborate to drive improvements to mitigate climate risk.


About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 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. In 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About CDP

CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.  Please visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Fraser Engerman

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