MILWAUKEE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE :JCI ), a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced that it is donating $1 million, or nearly 100 million yen, to the Japan Red Cross through the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts currently underway in Japan.
"We have a responsibility to support the disaster relief efforts to help our customers and others who are in vital need of assistance," said Steve Roell, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls.
The company also will collect donations from its 142,000 employees worldwide to provide additional financial support. Johnson Controls has approximately 2,000 employees in Japan and conducts business there through its Automotive Experience, Power Solutions and Building Efficiency businesses.
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Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 142,000 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 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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