Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) ranked No. 14 of America's 500 largest corporations by Newsweek's Green Rankings. The company placed second in its sector of consumer products and cars.
Each company was given a Green Score, which is calculated using three component scores: Environmental Impact Score, Green Policies Score and Reputation Score. Johnson Controls' Green Score was 90.94 out of 100.
'Newsweek's ranking of Johnson Controls recognizes the commitment of our 130,000 employees throughout the world have to advancing our environmental leadership,' commented Stephen Roell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. 'With our origins dating back to Warren Johnson's invention of the first electric thermostat over 125 years ago, we always have been focused on energy conservation. Our offerings now span retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient to developing advanced hybrid battery technology and lightweight seating for vehicles.'
Newsweek worked with leading environmental researchers, MSCI ESG Research, Trucost, and CorporateRegister.com to rank companies on their environmental performance, policies, and reputation. The 500 companies included in the list are the largest U.S. companies as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 130,000 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. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.