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Johnson Controls joins The Climate Group

Membership affirms company’s commitment to environmental leadership

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 15, 2009 – 03:09 PM EST

 

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 /CSRwire/ - Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), a global leader in energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings and vehicles, announced today at the Climate Leaders' Summit in Copenhagen that it has joined The Climate Group. The Climate Group is an international non-profit focused on finding smart policies and technologies that cut global emissions and advance progress towards a low-carbon economy.

"We're proud to join The Climate Group and to work together with its members, who share our commitment to environmental sustainability," said Steve Roell, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. "Together, we'll work to encourage individuals, businesses and governments to reduce our collective impact on the environment."

The company has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of revenue by 30 percent between 2002 and 2012. Johnson Controls also participates in the Global Reporting Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project, making detailed information about its own emissions - and efforts to improve energy efficiency and sustainability in partnership with customers and suppliers - available to the public in a transparent and accessible way.

Johnson Controls' businesses focus on energy-efficient solutions for buildings and vehicles.. The company offers greenhouse-gas reducing technologies including energy-efficient building retrofits, on-site renewable energy applications, lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles, and lightweight vehicle interior components.

Johnson Controls will bring its experience and technical expertise to The Climate Group's strategic partnerships on electric vehicles and IT-enabled smart buildings in China, India, Europe and the United States. The focus of the partnership will be to identify and communicate financial and policy best practices in order to accelerate the deployment of these technologies globally. "Johnson Controls is an outstanding role model for other businesses," said Steve Howard, CEO of The Climate Group. "They're leading the way in the development of hybrid/electric vehicle technology, and their innovative products and services are helping to improve energy efficiency in buildings around the world."

About The Climate Group

The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization working internationally to advance smart policies and technologies to cut global emissions and accelerate a low-carbon economy. Its global coalition of companies, states, regions and cities recognize the economic and environmental imperatives of taking decisive action now. The Climate Group was founded in 2004 and has operations in Australia, China, Europe, India and North America. www.theclimategroup.org

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 130,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.

For more information, please contact:

Jacqueline Strayer Vice President, Corporate Communication
Phone: +1 414 524 3876
Phone: +44 (0)7792 656 093

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