CORK, Ireland, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, is honored to have been named a 100 Best Corporate Citizen for 2021.
This marks the 16th year in a row Johnson Controls has been named a 100 Best Corporate Citizen, joining only 19 other companies who have been on the list each year since 2009. The company is proud for being recognized for leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.
George Oliver, chairman and CEO said, “We are honored to be recognized as a 100 Best Corporate Citizen 2021 for the milestones we achieve as a team, and the path we laid out for bold climate and social action to help push the envelope forward in demonstrating how we can contribute to a better planet. The next decade is crucial in our shift to a sustainable economy and with our global team of 100,000 employees we are firmly committed to building a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable.”
As part of its environmental and sustainability commitments, Johnson Controls has committed to achieving net zero carbon before 2040, and announced science-based targets for 2030. It aims to slash its operational emissions by 55 percent and reduce customers’ emissions by 16 percent in absolute terms before 2030. These ambitious reduction targets, which have been independently approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), are consistent with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.
“The next decade is crucial in our shift to a sustainable economy and with our global team of 100,000 employees we are firmly committed to building a world that’s safe, comfortable and sustainable.” – George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls
As a leader in the buildings space for more than 135 years, Johnson Controls has been a pioneer in sustainability. It is ranked in the top 12 percent of climate leadership companies globally by CDP and was recently named to the inaugural Financial Times Climate Leaders in Europe List and again to the World’s Most Ethical Companies® Honoree List. Johnson Controls is also one of Corporate Knights’ global 100 most Sustainable Companies.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizen for 2021 methodology considers 146 ESG factors across eight pillars (Climate Change; Employees; Environment; ESG Performance; Financial; Governance; Human Rights; Stakeholders and Society) and addresses key issues exposed during the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement.
“The next decade is pivotal if we are to achieve global climate and societal goals and rebuild an inclusive and resilient economy,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, which owns the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. “Achieving these transformational outcomes depends on corporate leadership and transparency on ESG topics.”
3BL Media develops the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking in partnership with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) ESG. Once 3BL Media establishes its methodology, ISS ESG researches relevant data and processes the ranking. All data and information considered for the ranking is publicly available.
To read more about Johnson Controls commitment to sustainability, please visit: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/corporate-sustainability/environment
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 ranking and methodology is available at https://100best.3blmedia.com/
About Johnson Controls:
At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.
With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us at @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.
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