Johnson Controls named to 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index

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One of only 18 companies recognized in the U.S.

MILWAUKEE, Jan.21, 2016 --Johnson Controls is again being included on the Corporate Knights 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index. Companies named to the Global 100 index are the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors, selected from a starting universe of 4,353 listed companies with a market capitalization greater than $2 billion (USD). The Global 100 is determined using 12 quantitative sustainability indicators and is tied for the best overall ranking in the world for its relevance, insight, trustworthiness, and convincing methodology in a ranking by the Branding Institute.

“Our selection to the Global 100 for the third consecutive year, exemplifies the successful contributions of our 150,000 employees around the world who actively demonstrate the value of sustainability in the work they do every day,” said Grady Crosby, vice president public affairs and chief diversity officer of Johnson Controls. 

Johnson Controls has been named to this elite list six times since inception in 2005. Corporate Knights unveiled its list at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Johnson Controls is a Strategic Partner of the World Economic Forum.   

“Global 100 companies strive to make the world a better place; and they are where people want to work, buy from and invest in for the long term,” said Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 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 seating components and 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 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Corporate Knights:
Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights is a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company. For more information, please visit

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Fraser Engerman
Director, Global Media Relations
Johnson Controls
5757 N. Green Bay Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53209