Johnson Controls Receives ‘SAM Gold Class’ Recognition for Sustainability

MILWAUKEE, March 3 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls, a U.S.-Fortune 67 company that creates smart environments for vehicles, homes and workplaces, has been recognized as one of the world’s leading companies for sustainability by Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).


SAM and PWC publish an annual Sustainability Yearbook that reflects their assessment of more than 1,000 companies from 57 industry sectors on company-specific sustainability criteria. They identified Johnson Controls as a Gold Class sector leader for “outshining their competitors for the efficiency and success of handling the risks and opportunities associated with the economic, environmental and social aspects and challenges of sustainability.”

Sector leaders are those “best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from sector-specific economic, environmental and social developments.” Only the top-scoring sector leaders qualify for Gold Class.

Johnson Controls was also recognized as the “sector mover” for making the greatest year-to-year progress in sustainability performance.

SAM, headquartered in Switzerland, is the leading global asset manager for sustainability investments.

“We are honored to be recognized in the Yearbook as a ‘gold class’ company and ‘sector mover,'” said Chuck Harvey, vice president of Diversity and Public Affairs for Johnson Controls. “This acknowledges how we incorporate sustainability into everything we do. It is the core of our business.”

Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability has earned it industry and community recognition around the world. It is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the Domini 400 Social Index and the FTSE4Good U.S. Index.

In 2007, Johnson Controls was selected as a partner in the Clinton Climate Initiative to supply energy efficiency solutions and technologies to reduce greenhouse gases in 40 large cities worldwide; became a founding member of the UK Green Building Council; and more than doubled participation in its global Blue Sky Involve employee volunteer environmental initiative.

The company is a world leader in making cars more fuel efficient through advanced battery technologies and environmentally friendly interior components, and is making buildings “greener” through technologies and services that consume less energy and use resources efficiently. Johnson Controls is the world’s largest energy efficiency supplier.

Released at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, the 2008 Sustainability Yearbook is developed by SAM and PWC to assess and recognize the economic, environmental and social performance of publicly traded companies. The Yearbook Web site is at http://www.sam-group/com/yearbook. SAM cited Johnson Controls in the auto parts and tires sector.

About Johnson Controls

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. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit

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