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Johnson Controls Releases Online Business and Sustainability Performance Metrics

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 – 05:00 PM EST


Apr. 14 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE, WI - April 14, 2008 - Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company that creates smart environments for vehicles, homes and workplaces, today announced the release of its 2007 online sustainability report. Prepared using Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the online matrix provides stakeholders with a detailed review of the company's financial, environmental and social performance over the past year.

The matrix complements the company's 2007 Business and Sustainability Report, which was released in January and is available in 24 languages. The online matrix uses GRI's new G3 reporting framework, which provides companies with a more uniform and transparent set of metrics to systematically report on sustainability initiatives and results.

The matrix offers readers a quick, easily accessible database of the company's achievements in 2007 across a wide range of topics. Highlights include:

    - Financial performance data detailing the company's 61st consecutive year of increased sales, 17th consecutive year of increased earnings and 32nd consecutive year of increased dividends;

    - New figures on the impact of the company's business activities on the environment and society; and

    - Details of the company's partnerships with organizations like the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Student Conservation Association and the UN Global Compact.

"Sustainability has recently emerged as a critical issue for every organization. However, Johnson Controls has been offering our customers more comfortable, safe and sustainable solutions for the past 123 years," said Chuck Harvey, vice president of Diversity and Public Affairs for Johnson Controls. "As the world's largest energy efficiency provider, we recognize that we should lead by example. We believe the new online GRI matrix helps demonstrate our current initiatives as well as our long-term commitment to sustainability."

In February, Institutional Investor Magazine cited Johnson Controls as America's Most Shareholder-Friendly Company in the category of consumer - autos and auto parts for the second consecutive year. Johnson Controls was also recognized as one of the world's leading companies for sustainability by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The company's commitment to sustainability has earned it industry and community recognition around the world, and it is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the Domini 400 Social Index and the FTSE4Good U.S. Index.

To view the GRI matrix and to download the 2007 Business and Sustainability Report, please visit

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 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. 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

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Mattes Johnson Controls
Phone: +1 414-524-2349

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