Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Posted: Oct 19, 2010 – 09:56 AM EST
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 /CSRwire/ - Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) today announced its inclusion in two Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (Maplecroft CIIs) that identify top performers in climate-related innovation and carbon management.
The Maplecroft CIIs rate 350 of the largest U.S. companies on their climate-related innovation and carbon management programs against more than 100 criteria. Maplecroft ranked Johnson Controls as one of the top five performers in the CII Leaders Index of 100 companies. The CIIs identify companies that through new technologies, market strategies, partnerships and other disruptive innovations are positioning themselves to seize opportunities and deliver sustained growth in a carbon-constrained future business environment.
"The CIIs are a valuable tool for investors looking to pick winners, as they identify the most resilient, most innovative and best positioned companies to gain competitive advantage in the new low-carbon economy," stated Maplecroft's CEO, Professor Alyson Warhurst.
"Johnson Controls' innovative solutions for improving efficiency in buildings and vehicles helps our customers reduce carbon emissions. We also use these same technologies to reduce our carbon footprint in our own operations," said Charles Harvey, vice president, Diversity and Public Affairs. "We are honored to again be ranked in the top five companies of the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes and be recognized for our commitment to innovation and sustainability."
Johnson Controls ranked fifth on the Maplecroft CII Benchmark, which includes 339 of the largest U.S. companies engaged in public climate-related programs. The company also ranked fifth on the Maplecroft CII Leaders, which includes the 100 top performing companies from the Maplecroft CII Benchmark.
This is the second time that Johnson Controls has been named to these indexes since they were launched in January 2010 on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service.
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.
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