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Johnson Controls Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Sep 21, 2005 – 12:00 AM EST


Sep. 21 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, USA - Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) today announced it has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).

One of the world's leading corporate social responsibility indices, the DJSI World Index lists the more than 300 companies that represent the top ten percent of the leading sustainability companies across 58 industry groups that meet rigorous environmental, economic and social criteria for corporate governance, environmental policy and management, environmental and social reporting, philanthropy and stakeholder engagement.

"Johnson Controls is honored to be recognized by the socially responsible investment community for our commitment to sustainable business practices," said John M. Barth, Chairman and CEO. "For the more than 117,000 Johnson Controls employees worldwide, this recognition is a testament to our collective work in continually improving our performance and driving sustainability throughout our company."

"Being a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices sends a powerful message to investors and other stakeholders about a company's commitment to sustainability. As investors become increasingly concerned with the management of long-term economic, environmental and social issues in their portfolios, the DJSI family provides a tool for identifying and investing in companies that meet globally recognized corporate sustainability standards. We recognize that Johnson Controls business practices and policies, sustainability reporting and management reflect its deep commitment to these new challenges," said Philipp Mettler, Analyst at SAM Research.

Johnson Controls, also listed on the FTSE4Good US Index and Domini 400 Social Index, makes sustainability a critical focus throughout the company. Across its automotive, battery and facility controls and management businesses, the company emphasizes using advanced technology to manufacture in an environmentally-friendly way and implements energy efficiency solutions for its buildings - solutions that it also sells to its customers. Additionally, Johnson Controls has built strong expertise in recycling at the vast majority of its facilities around the world, and has helped to provide the regulations and infrastructure to make battery recycling possible in North America.

The 2004 Johnson Controls Sustainability Report, Living Our Values, details the company's strategy for sustainability along with data illustrating progress toward its goals. The 2004 Sustainability Report can be downloaded at http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/corpvalues/sustainability/home.html

About DJSI
Launched in 1999, the DJSI World Index and STOXX are the first global indices tracking the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM Group, the indices provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios. DJSI World covers the top 10 percent of the world's biggest companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The analysis is based on an annual assessment of general and industry specific sustainability criteria undertaken by the SAM Group. The indices provide asset managers with reliable and independent benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios. More information about DJSI can be found at www.sustainability-indexes.com.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of integrated seating and interior systems and batteries. For non-residential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy, and security management. Johnson Controls, founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information about Johnson Controls and its environmental efforts, visit the company's website at www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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