U.S. Chamber Names Johnson Controls as a Finalist for Corporate Citizenship Award

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today named Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) as a finalist for the Corporate Citizenship Award in the category of Corporate Stewardship, Large Business.

“The businesses being nominated for the Corporate Stewardship Award are models of business citizenship at its finest,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “Johnson Controls has earned this recognition for its dedication and attention to the needs of its customers, investors, employees, and community.”

Donohue said the center was looking for companies where outstanding stewardship contributes to strong economic performance. Johnson Controls was cited for its sustained contribution to community and social progress.

Also named as finalists are Best Buy, Dow Chemical, Microsoft and Verizon Communications.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our corporate stewardship among such an elite group of companies,” said Charles Harvey, vice president, Diversity and Public Affairs for Johnson Controls. “Johnson Controls is committed to working towards creating smart environments for a more sustainable world.”

The company’s nomination focused on energy efficiency, environmental protection and supplier diversity as its most strategic social and environmental initiatives.

A committee of prominent Americans, chaired by Harvard University professor Michael Porter, will select the 2007 Corporate Stewardship Award winner. Donohue will announce the winner during a celebration dinner Nov. 7 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Six hundred business, civic, and government leaders are expected to attend. Prior to the dinner, Johnson Controls will participate in a roundtable discussion on corporate citizenship at the White House.

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/.

BCLC’s mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation, representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.

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