Johnson Controls has long been touted as a global sustainability leader with a smart, stable approach to growth. The manufacturing and technology company touches our lives in ways that may not be obvious but are nonetheless important, from car batteries for conventional and hybrid automobiles to buildings’ heating and cooling systems. From the smallest office building to the Empire State Building, the chances are that you have been in an environment touched by a Johnson Controls product.
But, in addition to the creation of the gadgets and systems that allow buildings and vehicles to operate, Johnson Controls is working on making those products better and more efficient. Meanwhile the Milwaukee based company has a record as a solid corporate citizen, model for transparency and corporate governance and leader in green building. The $40 billion company with 162,000 employees across the globe builds on its track record with the release of its 2011 Business and Sustainability Report.
Highlights of Johnson Controls’ 2011 Report include:
Environmental sustainability: The company rolled out an environmental scorecard in 2009 to measure its performance against six metrics: energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, waste diversion, ISO 14001 compliance, and sustainable design. With the exception of its waste output, all of the metrics saw an improvement in performance over 2010 levels. Johnson Controls is currently managing 370 energy efficiency projects; half have been completed and saved the company $5 million in energy costs.