Johnson Controls sets new sustainability targets

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Johnson Controls launched a new set of ambitious Sustainability Goals for 2025, building on already-significant energy and other reductions.

Johnson Controls' commitment to sustainability dates back to its founding — Warren Johnson launched a company to explore new ways to harness and conserve precious energy resources — a tradition that has inspired thousands of employees for more than 130 years and that continues to drive the success of Johnson Controls. Now, all over the world, our innovative, sustainable, clean products and services empower customers and communities to consume less energy and conserve resources.

“Our focus on sustainability is important for our planet, but it’s also critical for our business,” said Grady Crosby, Vice President Public Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, and president, Johnson Controls Foundation. “This kind of customer-focused innovation ensures we keep a competitive edge, developing the products our customers demand. Meanwhile, our operational sustainability goals to reduce waste, water and energy mean we create and deliver these products efficiently -- saving our company and customers money, and doing our part to make the world a better place.”


“Our focus on sustainability is important for our planet, but it’s also critical for our business.” — Grady Crosby, Vice President Public Affairs & Chief Diversity Officer, and president, Johnson Controls Foundation

Johnson Controls’ new 2025 Sustainability Strategy takes a holistic approach to sustainability through five pillars of focus:

  • Committing to improve the sustainability of our high-impact products and services.
  • Engaging our employees in our sustainability efforts by aligning our volunteer and philanthropy efforts with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Increasing the impact of our sustainability initiatives through global partnerships.
  • Improving our operational footprint (from a 2017 baseline):
    • 25% reduction for energy and greenhouse gas intensity
    • 10% reduction for water use at stressed locations
    • 25% of manufacturing locations landfill-free
    • 25% reduction in recordable safety incidents
    • Increase diverse supplier spend at a rate exceeding revenue growth
  • Integrate sustainability into business plans, goals, and decision making through a formalized sustainability governance process. 

Johnson Controls has also recently committed to aligning these goals with a science-based emissions target by 2020.

Since Johnson Controls set its first sustainability goals in 2002, the company has reduced our greenhouse gas emissions from our global operations by nearly half and cut the energy use in our U.S. manufacturing locations by 25%.

Visit our website for more information on Johnson Controls’ Sustainability Strategy.

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