Johnson Controls Recognized For Efforts To Improve Diversity And Inclusion

  Johnson Controls Recognized For Efforts To Improve Diversity And Inclusion

DiversityInc cites company as noteworthy

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, April 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
diversified company in the building and automotive industries, has been named
one of 25 Noteworthy Companies as part of The 2013 DiversityInc Top50
Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, a leading source of information on
diversity management. 

"We are honored to have our comprehensive diversity and inclusion efforts
recognized," said Sandy Alston, executive director of Global Workforce
Diversity and Inclusion for Johnson Controls. "This shows that Johnson
Controls is leveraging diversity and inclusion for competitive advantage."

The company was cited in the first year it applied for consideration.
Companies that earn noteworthy distinction in 2013 have the potential to be
recognized as one of the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Johnson Controls' diversity progress is monitored on a monthly basis by top
executives in the company, including Stephen A. Roell, chairman and chief
executive officer. More than 30 percent of Johnson Controls employees in the
United States are ethnic minorities, consistent with census data that shows a
minority population in the U.S. of 31 percent. Additionally, the number of
female employees and female members of the board of directors exceeds U.S.
manufacturing benchmarks.

As a means to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, Johnson Controls has
developed 26 affinity network chapters representing seven affinity groups in
the U.S. These affinity networks are key to enhancing cultural awareness and
providing development and leadership opportunities for employees.

About DiversityInc

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company is a consultancy and publishes two websites, www.DiversityInc.com and
www.DiversityIncBestPractices.com, as well as a magazine, published five times
a year. DiversityInc also produces diversity events,which are attended by 200
companies and have featured more than 20 CEOs of major corporations.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader
serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 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 2013, Corporate
Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its
annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please
visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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

SOURCE Johnson Controls

Website: http://www.johnsoncontrols.com
 
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