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Supplier Diversity Awards

Awards and Recognition for Supplier Diversity

Johnson Controls is internationally recognized for its Supplier Diversity process and program. Several of our employees are also acknowledged as leaders in supplier diversity. We are proud and honored to have received these prestigious awards:

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Corporate Awards
  • Corporation of the Year by eight different organizations — including the Minority Supplier Development Councils of Chicago, Maryland/DC, Michigan, National, South Region (Alabama), Tennessee and Tri-State, and the Michigan Minority Business Development Council — 26 times between 1996 and 2014.
  • Global Link Award for International Supplier Diversity, National Minority Supplier Development Council, 2014.
  • Supplier of the Year Award for Supplier Diversity, Chrysler, 2012.
  • Superior Award for Supplier Diversity Initiatives, Toyota North America, eight times between 2004 and 2012.
  • World Excellence Award, Ford, 2011.
  • Ranked among the most admired companies in the motor vehicle parts category by Fortune magazine on eight key areas of leadership, including people management, social responsibility, quality of management and innovation, 2007 and 2008.
  • Two Way Street Award, Detroit’s Booker T. Washington Business Association, 2006.
  • Member of Billion Dollar Roundtable, a group of just 21 U.S. companies that each spend more than $1 billion annually with certified minority- and women-owned firms, 2002.
  • Chrysler Corporation Role Model Award for Diverse Supplier Procurement Initiatives, 1995 and 1997.
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Individual Awards

Steve Roell, chairman and CEO:

  • Diversity Leadership Award, Diversity Best Practices and Business Women’s Network, 2007.

Reginald Layton, executive director of supplier diversity & business development:

  • Minority Supplier Development Leader of the Year, National Minority Supplier Development Council, 2008 and 2013.
  • President’s Award, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, 2012.
  • Award of Excellence, Wisconsin, Central Illinois and Iowa Minority Supplier Development Council, 2012.

Albert Louis, manager of diversity business development:

  • Minority Supplier Development Advocate of the Year, 2008.
  • Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council, 2012.
  • South Region Minority Supplier Development Council (Alabama), 2011.

Jonathan Pratt, regional director of sourcing & supply chain management:

  • Buyer of the Year, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, 2011.