MILWAUKEE, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, today announced the release of its latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) online sustainability report. The online matrix provides a detailed review of the company's financial, environmental and social performance over the past year.
The matrix complements the company's 2010 Business and Sustainability Report, which was released in December 2010. The GRI reporting framework provides companies with a uniform and transparent set of metrics to systematically report on sustainability initiatives and results.
"For more than 125 years, Johnson Controls has offered products and services to help make our customers' businesses and operations more sustainable," said Charles A. Harvey, vice president of Diversity and Public Affairs. "We focus on our own environmental performance and community programs with the same discipline we apply to working with customers. The GRI matrix clearly communicates our current initiatives in all these areas, as well as our long-term commitment to sustainability."
Recently, Johnson Controls was recognized with the following distinctions in sustainability and corporate citizenship:
Corporate Responsibility Magazine ranked Johnson Controls #1 among the "100 Best Corporate Citizens."
Sustainability Asset Management, a sustainability investment asset management firm, rated the company with its highest Gold Class sustainability rating for the fourth consecutive year in the auto parts and tires category in its annual Sustainability Yearbook.
Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, listed Johnson Controls for the fifth consecutive year as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies."
Institutional Investor Magazine ranked Johnson Controls for the second consecutive year as the "Best Investor Relations" company in the Auto and Auto Parts category.
The company's commitment to sustainability has earned it industry and community recognition around the world. It is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and World Index, the Domini 400 Social Index, KLD Global Climate 100 Index, the FTSE4Good Index Series, the Calvert Social Index and the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index.
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.