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Johnson Controls Commended For Climate Change Disclosure Practices

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Corporate Governance, Sustainability

Posted: Sep 23, 2008 – 10:41 AM EST

 

Company named to Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for sustainable corporate governance

Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE, WI. - September 23, 2008 - Strong climate change disclosure practices have earned Johnson Controls a commendation from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which also included the company in its Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

The index is comprised of 67 companies within the FTSE Global 500 Index for their positive approach to corporate governance and climate change disclosure practices.

Companies recognized in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index must participate in the CDP's 2008 questionnaire, with results serving as an evaluation tool for institutional investors. The companies are evaluated on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets, and risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

As a member of the CDP Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, Johnson Controls goes beyond minimum disclosure standards by requiring that its suppliers and partners participate in the survey on the company's behalf. "We can better ensure that Johnson Controls is maintaining the highest level of sustainable practices – from our innovative supply chain management to efficient manufacturing processes and ingenious product and service solutions – when we involve our business partners in these efforts," said Charles A. Harvey, vice president, Diversity and Public Affairs, Johnson Controls.

The Index includes evaluations of the top 34 companies selected from non-carbon-intensive sectors and the top 33 companies selected from carbon-intensive sectors, including Johnson Controls.

Paul Dickinson, chief executive of the Carbon Disclosure Project, noted that "Good corporate governance, including climate change disclosure, will inevitably reap rewards. As carbon regulation increases, companies that have implemented climate change-related strategies are clearly going to be in a far better position than companies that have procrastinated. Good disclosure practices are synonymous with good management."

The Global 500 Report, including names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, can be found at www.cdproject.net.

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/.

The Carbon Disclosure Project, founded in 2000, represents some 385 global institutional investors with more than $57 trillion in assets under management. As an independent not-for-profit organization, CDP collects key climate change data from more than 1550 major corporations around the globe and has assembled the largest corporate greenhouse gas emissions database in the world. CDP also works with multinational organizations to facilitate the collection of climate change relevant data from their supply chains.

CDP makes its requests for information and the corporate responses to such requests publicly available for the benefit of all interested parties including policymakers and their advisors. For more information regarding CDP please go to www.cdproject.net.

The Carbon Disclosure Project, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (no. 05013650), is a Registered Charity (no. 1122330). CDP also enjoys 501(c)3 charitable status in the US as a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

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