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 (CROA).
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 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 Corporate Responsibility Magazine
SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com), 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 (www.croassociation.org) are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.
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