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Johnson Controls named to Carbon Disclosure Leadership and Carbon Performance Leadership Investment Indexes

Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 30, 2010 – 05:27 PM EST


MILWAUKEE, Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, has been named to four Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) investment indexes.

Johnson Controls climate change disclosure practices have been recognized by inclusion on the Global 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, Global 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and S&P Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Johnson Controls is one of 14 companies included in the S&P 500 CPLI; one of 48 companies in the Global 500 CPLI; one of 53 companies in the S&P 500 CDLI; and one of 51 companies in the Global 500 CDLI.

"As a member of the CDP Supply Chain program, Johnson Controls maintains the highest level of sustainable practices by involving our suppliers in efforts to measure and improve environmental sustainability metrics," said Charles A. Harvey, vice president, Diversity and Public Affairs, Johnson Controls. "Johnson Controls has a history that embraces both shareholder value and environmental responsibility. We are honored to be named to the CDP Investment Indexes and its recognition of our longstanding commitment to sustainability."

"The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index recognizes companies that demonstrate good internal data management practices for understanding greenhouse gas emissions, including energy use," said Paul Dickinson, Chief Executive of the Carbon Disclosure Project. "Companies that make this index have also demonstrated clear consideration of how climate change is and will impact their business. As companies' understanding of climate change issues grows, they are better placed to take positive action to manage and mitigate its risks."

The CDLI indexes, highlight the companies within the FTSE Global Equity Index Series and S&P 500 Index which have displayed the most professional approach to corporate governance through climate change disclosure practices. Companies are scored on their climate change disclosure, and high scores indicate good internal data management and understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company.

CDP's CPLI indexes, which were introduced this year, highlight those companies within the FTSE Global Equity Index Series and S&P 500 Index which have demonstrated commitment to strategy, governance, stakeholder communications and, most of all, emissions reduction in their CDP responses. The CPLI complements the existing Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) which assesses the quality and completeness of companies' reporting on carbon management.

The Global 500 and S&P 500 Reports, including names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index can be found at www.cdproject.net.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. For additional information, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About CDP
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization holding the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world. Thousands of organizations across the world's largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 534 institutional investors, with combined assets under management in excess of $64 trillion, as well as purchasing organizations and government bodies and made available for integration into business and policy decision making. For more information visit www.cdproject.net.

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