MILWAUKEE, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls is ranked 14th in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 16th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List." The company was ranked on its performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. The company ranked in the top 20 in four of those categories with a No. 1 rank in environment.
"Johnson Controls is committed to acting with integrity and accountability across our businesses and everywhere we operate as we strive to make the world a better place," said Grady Crosby, vice president public affairs and chief diversity officer, Johnson Controls. "This recognition from CR Magazine highlights our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen and are purposeful in doing what is right for our business by fostering engagement with our employees, preserving the environment and supporting the communities in which we operate."
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 303 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA).
"CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens is the only ranking that doesn't rely on self-reporting," said Elliot Clark, CEO of CR Magazine. "Each year, we measure the most transparent companies who report on their responsible practices. We congratulate those honored on this year's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for their commitment to corporate responsibility."
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. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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.
SOURCE Johnson Controls