MILWAUKEE , April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced its inclusion on the FTSE4Good Index Series for 2013. This is the tenth consecutive year the company has earned this recognition.
The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performance of companies that meet or exceed globally recognized corporate ethical standards and social responsibility criteria. The FTSE4Good Index Series helps to facilitate investment in those companies. Johnson Controls received an overall ESG (environment, social and governance) rating absolute score of 4.3 out of 5 and an overall relative score of 100 out of 100 points.
"We are honored to be recognized by the FTSE4Good indexes for our long-standing commitment to corporate citizenship," said Charles Harvey, vice president, Diversity and Public Affairs. "For more than 125 years, Johnson Controls' products, services and approach to business demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of performance, teamwork, inclusion, leadership and growth. Our employees lead the way in delivering solutions that save energy, benefit the planet and help people around the world."
To qualify FTSE Group confirms Johnson Controls has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.
For more information about the FTSE4Good Index Series and methodology, please visit: http://www.ftse.com/Indices/FTSE4Good_Index_Series/index.jsp
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 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.
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