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Investment Index Benchmarks Affirm Johnson Controls'Financial and Sustainability Strengths

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Dec 11, 2008 – 10:06 AM EST


Company included in 10 prestigious global and domestic KLD Indexes

Dec. 11 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE, WI. - Dec. 11, 2008 – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has again been named to 10 global and domestic indexes which provide investment managers with the criteria they need to make "buy" decisions, underscoring the company's success at strengthening its commitment to financial and sustainability performance.

"Our inclusion in this suite of renowned indexes is a direct reflection of our ability to maintain and improve our corporate responsibility standards," said Charles A. Harvey, vice president, Diversity and Public Affairs, Johnson Controls. "It is our goal to continually provide the best stakeholder value possible while displaying leadership in our social and environmental initiatives worldwide."

Placement in the benchmark KLD indexes reflects the company's commitment to bolstering its performance, as well as providing investment managers with strategic criteria for their investment decisions. Globally, 31 of the top 50 institutional money managers use KLD's research to integrate environmental, social and governance factors into their investment decisions. Currently more than $10 billion is invested in vehicles based on KLD’s Indexes.

The 10 indexes include the Domini 400 Social Index, a market capitalization-weighted common stock index, which monitors the performance of 400 U.S. corporations that pass multiple, broad-based social screens. The Global Climate 100 Index, which also named Johnson Controls, recognizes the top 100 companies from 15 countries that KLD expects will provide near-term solutions to global warming.

Johnson Controls has maintained inclusion on these two indexes since their inception in 2003 and 2005, respectively. The other eight indexes to which Johnson Controls was named include:


  • KLD Catholic Values 400 Index (CV400) – included since 2003
  • KLD Broad Market Social Index (BMSI) – included since 2002
  • KLD Large Cap Social Index (LCSI) – sub-index of the BMSI
  • KLD Large-Mid Cap Social Index (LMSI) – sub-index of the BMSI
  • KLD Dividend Achievers Social Index (DASI) – included since 2006 index inception
  • KLD Select Social Index (SSI) – included since 2004 index inception
  • Global Sustainability Index (GSI) – included since 2007 index inception
  • North America Sustainability Index (NASI) – included since 2007 index inception
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 http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About KLD Indexes

KLD Indexes is a unit of KLD Research & Analytics, Inc., the leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research for institutional investors. KLD Indexes develops and licenses benchmark, strategy and custom indexes, which investment managers use to integrate ESG criteria into their investment decisions.

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