Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Posted: Feb 05, 2009 – 04:03 PM EST
Feb. 05 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE (February 5, 2009) – Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial leader in energy efficiency and sustainability, has been added to the Calvert Social Index, a broad-based, rigorously constructed benchmark for measuring the performance of U.S.-based socially responsible companies.
The Calvert Social Index Committee notes that Johnson Controls "is on a trajectory toward sustainability leadership, providing products and services that will help make a cleaner environment, as well as a more efficient society and economy."
"Inclusion in the Calvert Social Index is a testament to our company's long-standing commitment to sustainability," said Stephen A. Roell, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls. "This recognition is due to the dedication of our 140,000 employees around the world who are focused on being socially responsible."
Calvert, a leader in sustainable and responsible investing, created the Calvert Social Index as a benchmark for measuring the performance of the 1,000 largest companies in the U.S., represented by stocks listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX. Calvert conducts a social audit in a number of categories including products, environment, workplace and integrity. Companies that meet its criteria are recommended for inclusion. Calvert believes companies that operate with integrity toward their employees, communities and the environment are better positioned for success.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls 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.
Calvert has been a leader in the field of socially responsible investing for over 25 years, demonstrating that investors may manage risk and enhance long-term portfolio performance by investing in well governed, socially responsible companies. Based in Bethesda, Md., Calvert Asset Management Company, Inc. is the investment advisor for the Calvert Family of Funds, which consists of 58 mutual fund portfolios, including 23 socially screened funds with approximately $12.9 billion in assets under management, as of Jan. 9, 2009.
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