Johnson Controls recognized with 2014 Lilly Global Supplier Award

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Lilly honors company for contributing to operational efficiencies, improving performance

MILWAUKEE – June 18, 2014 – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building, and energy storage industries, was recently awarded the 2014 Lilly Global Supplier Award. This honor recognizes the organization for its outstanding performance as the facilities management partner of Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical manufacturer.

The annual Lilly Global Supplier Award identifies suppliers who help the company sustain its competitive advantage while creating cost and business efficiencies. Johnson Controls was one of eleven companies selected from its global network of suppliers. Since 2010, the company has continually contributed to Lilly’s performance while exceeding stringent quality standards.

John Murphy, president, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, accepted the award on behalf of the company during a ceremony on April 30.

“Johnson Controls is built on the ethos that we will significantly reduce risks to our customers and improve the economic performance of their facilities at the lowest possible cost. Winning the 2014 Lilly Global Supplier Award is a great honor and we look forward to working with Lilly to continually find business efficiencies year over year,“ said Murphy.

Johnson Controls was nominated and evaluated for the 2014 Lilly Global Supplier Award based on the company’s exceptional performance in delivering strong business results in support of Lilly’s success.

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

About Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions
Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions is a leading provider of facilities, corporate real estate and energy management. We have partnered with some of the world's largest companies for more than 20 years and manage more than 1.8 billion square feet of corporate real estate. Learn more at


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