Corporate Responsibility Magazine Ranks Johnson Controls 14th in 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

  Corporate Responsibility Magazine Ranks Johnson Controls 14th in 100 Best
                           Corporate Citizens List

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, April 12, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls today announced its
14th-place ranking in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 14th annual
"100 Best Corporate Citizens List." The company ranked 14th based on its
performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, employee
relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.

"The credit for this honor from Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine goes
to our 170,000 employees across the globe who live the values of
responsibility and good citizenship everyday," said Stephen A. Roell, chairman
and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls. "Our company's core values
embrace caring and respecting the communities where we live and work."

"We are pleased to honor the companies on this year's Best List, as they
represent a tried and true standard of transparency within the Russell 1000,"
said Dirk Olin, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, CR Magazine. "Across
environmental, economic, and social values, these firms continue to set the
bar high for organizations in the United States."

"The publication of CR Magazine's 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens
List, shines a spotlight on companies with a strong commitment to transparency
and responsible practices," added Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. "Each year
we are pleased to witness the growing commitment by corporations in an effort
to improve their performance."

The "100 Best Corporate Citizens List" was first published in 1999 in Business
Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile
the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the
Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 298
data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by a Ratings
and Rankings Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association

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

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine

SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (, the
leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of
the 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List, which has been ranked one of America's
three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.

SharedXpertise alongside the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association
( are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized
worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.

         Fraser Engerman

         Johnson Controls
         (414) 524-2733

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