Johnson Controls highlights award-winning sustainability and corporate responsibility in annual report

    Johnson Controls highlights award-winning sustainability and corporate
                       responsibility in annual report

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, April 2, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced
the release of its latest online Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
sustainability report. The online report provides a detailed review of the
company's environmental, social and governance performance over the past

The matrix builds upon the company's 2012 Business and Sustainability Report,
which was released in January. The GRI reporting framework provides companies
with a uniform and transparent set of metrics to systematically report on
sustainability initiatives and results.

"For more than 125 years, Johnson Controls has offered products and services
to help make our customers' businesses and operations more sustainable," said
Charles A. Harvey, vice president of Diversity and Public Affairs at Johnson
Controls. "We focus on our own environmental performance and community
programs with the same discipline we apply to working with customers. The GRI
matrix shows our long-term commitment to sustainability."

Over the past year, Johnson Controls was recognized with the following
distinctions in sustainability and corporate citizenship:

  oCorporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Johnson Controls #5 among the
    "100 Best Corporate Citizens."
  oRobecoSAM, a sustainability investment asset management firm, rated the
    company with its Bronze Class sustainability rating in the auto parts and
    tires category in their annual Sustainability Yearbook.
  oEthisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and
    sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social
    responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, listed Johnson
    Controls for the seventh consecutive year as one of the "World's Most
    Ethical Companies."
  oEdison Awards^TM recognized Johnson Controls with a Bronze award in the
    Green Award category for our commitment to sustainability and innovation.
  oCorporate Research Foundation Institute named Johnson Controls as a "China
    2012 Top Employer" for excellence in human relations management.

The company's commitment to sustainability has earned it industry and
community recognition around the world. It is listed on the Dow Jones
Sustainability North America Index and World Index, the MSCI KLD 400 Social
Index, MSCI Global Climate 100 Index, the FTSE4Good Index Series, the Calvert
Social Index and the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index. 

To view the GRI matrix and the 2012 Business and Sustainability Report, please

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

         Fraser Engerman

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