Johnson Controls makes new sustainability commitment to adopt science-based targets
Johnson Controls has joined with nearly 500 other large corporations in committing to adopt a science-based emissions reduction target by 2020.
Clay Nesler, vice president, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Johnson Controls, announced the new commitment at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. This commitment expands on our existing corporate commitments of doubling energy productivity, reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions and practicing responsible corporate engagement in climate policy.
Since 2002, Johnson Controls has reduced its greenhouse gas intensity by 42 percent and increased its energy productivity by 90 percent, saving more than $100M in annual energy costs. In addition to reducing its internal emissions footprint, the company has also committed to reducing climate impacts through its products and services including saving more than 26 million metric tons of greenhouse emissions from its performance contracting project for customers in North America.
Johnson Controls recognizes that partnerships can increase our sustainability impact. We are the industry co-convener, along with World Resources Institute, of Sustainable Energy for All’s Building Efficiency Accelerator, a public-private collaboration that turns global expertise into action to accelerate local government implementation of building efficiency policies and programs.
Our new York® YZ magnetic-bearing centrifugal chiller is up to 35 percent more energy efficient than conventional centrifugal chillers and is optimized for use with a new ultra-low global warming potential refrigerant. Johnson Controls also partners with international organizations such as the World Economic Forum, the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and the World Resources Institute to help cities and national governments achieve their energy, climate and sustainable development goals.
For more information on Johnson Controls' sustainability strategies, commitments and performance, visit our corporate sustainability section.