RobecoSAM rates Johnson Controls as 'Bronze Class Sustainability Leader'

   RobecoSAM rates Johnson Controls as 'Bronze Class Sustainability Leader'

Only U.S. company in its sector to achieve recognition

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 21, 2013

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced
that RobecoSAM, a sustainability investment firm, has recognized the company
as a 2013 Bronze Class Sustainability Leader in its annual Sustainability
Yearbook. In collaboration with KPMG, an audit, tax, and advisory firm,
RobecoSAM annually rates companies based on their sustainability performance.

Johnson Controls was one of two companies recognized with RobecoSAM's Bronze
Class sustainability rating and one of four companies recognized as a
sustainability leader in the Auto Parts & Tires sector. Companies receiving a
score within a range of 5 percent to 10 percent of the Sector Leader receive
the RobecoSAM Bronze Class distinction. The company has received Gold Class
ratings in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and a Silver Class rating in 2012.
Johnson Controls is the only North American firm among the sustainability
leaders in its sector.

"We are honored to be recognized again by RobecoSAM," said Charles A. Harvey,
vice president of Diversity and Public affairs at Johnson Controls. "Our
longstanding commitment to sustainability is driven by our vision and values
and is an integral part of Johnson Controls' businesses and is embraced by our
170,000 employees around the world."

Each year, the world's largest 3,000 companies, as reflected in the Dow Jones
Global Total Stock Market Index, are invited to participate in SAM's Corporate
Sustainability Assessment. Only the top-scoring 15 percent of the companies in
each of the 58 sectors assessed are eligible for inclusion in The
Sustainability Yearbook. The RobecoSAM results provide the basis for the Dow
Jones Sustainability Indexes.

The sector-specific environmental criteria used for the Auto Parts & Tires
ranking include climate strategy, emission products, environmental
policy/management system, and CO[2] from logistics. The ranking also include
human capital development, stakeholder engagement, standards for suppliers and
talent attraction and retention.

For details about the Sustainability Yearbook visit
http://www.robecosam.com/en/sustainability-insights/library/the-sustainability-yearbook.jsp.


About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers inmore than150 countries. Our 170,000 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. In 2012, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please
visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About RobecoSAM
RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability
Investing. Its offerings comprise asset management, indices, private equity,
engagement, impact analysis and sustainability assessments as well as
benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM
publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).
RobecoSAM was founded in 1995 out of the conviction that a commitment to
corporate sustainability enhances a company's capacity to prosper, ultimately
creating competitive advantages and stakeholder value. Headquartered in
Zurich, RobecoSAM employs over 100 professionals. As of December 31, 2012,
RobecoSAM's assets under management, advice and license amounted to a total of
USD 11.4 billion.

         Fraser Engerman
CONTACT: (414) 524-2733
         fraser.engerman@jci.com

SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.

Website: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
 
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