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Johnson Controls, Inc. Sets Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Environment, Sustainability

Posted: Dec 05, 2007 – 01:36 PM EST

 

Company showcases commitment to a sustainable global environment

Dec. 05 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE – December 5, 2007 – Johnson Controls, Inc., the global, multi-industrial leader in creating smart environments, has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity per dollar of revenue by 30 percent from 2002 to 2012. The company has committed to the reduction goal as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders program, which Johnson Controls joined in 2003.

Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporatewide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals and annually reporting their progress to the EPA. Through program participation, companies create credible records of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.

"Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions intensity in partnership with the Climate Leaders program demonstrates our corporatewide commitment to improving the global environment and increasing the efficiency of our operations," said Stephen A. Roell, CEO of Johnson Controls.

"From Climate Leaders to the Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls is dedicated to making the world more comfortable, safe and sustainable," said Clay Nesler, vice president of global energy and sustainability, Johnson Controls. "Our GHG reduction commitment showcases our commitment to sustainability and demonstrates to our customers as well as to the business community what can be achieved with a focus on energy efficiency."

"By setting a long-term greenhouse gas reduction goal and committing to reducing its carbon footprint, Johnson Controls is demonstrating corporate climate change leadership," said Robert J. Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.

Johnson Controls plans to achieve this reduction goal through a comprehensive action plan that institutes energy efficiency solutions in the company’s U.S. plants and facilities, processes and fleet. Through the EPA audit process, Johnson Controls has verified that it has already made good progress towards achieving this aggressive GHG reduction goal by 2012.

The company is active in other environmental stewardship programs in addition to the Climate Leaders program. These include the Clinton Climate Initiative, the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Supplier Partnership for the Environment, Energy Smart Schools, the Academy of Energy Education, Energy Star, the Energy Efficiency Forum and the Igniting Creative Energy Challenge.

For more information about Johnson Controls sustainability commitment, visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/publish/us/en/sustainability.html

For more information about Climate Leaders, visit http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders.

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 140,000 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.

For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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