MILWAUKEE, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls today announced its 12th-place ranking in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's 15th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List." The company ranked 12th based on its performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, moved up from a ranking of 14 in 2013.
"The credit for this recognitiongoes to our 170,000 employees across the globe who live the values of responsibility and good citizenship every day," said Alex Molinaroli, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls. "Our company's core values embrace caring and respecting the communities where we live and work."
The "100 Best Corporate Citizens List" was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007.
"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."
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.