Johnson Controls been recognised as one of the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights for the ninth year in a row. Companies on the Global 100 represent the world’s top sustainability performers and are analysed across 25 areas of performance, including sustainable revenue, capital expenditures, acquisitions, and research and development.
The company is ranked #1 out of 27 peers within the HVAC equipment manufacturing peer group, #2 out of 74 of the building products industry and #17 overall.
A leading sustainable-economy media and research organisation, Corporate Knights was founded in 2002 to help advance the sustainable economy.
“We are at a critical inflection point when it comes to our planet’s health. Buildings account for nearly 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and there is no decarbonising the climate without decarbonising buildings.
At Johnson Controls, we have the technology and expertise to enable a lower carbon future – for our business and for our customers – while cutting costs and supporting sustainable growth,” said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. “We are honoured to again be recognised by Corporate Knights as a leader in sustainability and we’re excited to continue to drive innovation to tackle the climate change challenge.”
Johnson Controls has committed to continuing efforts to boost sustainability and tackle climate change, including its role in the following:
- Achieving Scope 1, 2 and 3 science based absolute carbon emission reductions by 2030.
- Reaching climate goals ahead of the Paris Climate Agreement goal of 2050 and achieving net zero operational emissions by 2040
- Sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2040
- Committing to invest at least 75% of new product R&D in climate-related innovation and sustainable products and services
- Increasing spend with diverse suppliers at a rate exceeding revenue growth
- Continuing to share critical knowledge on how to reduce carbon emissions and to transform the sustainable buildings industry through partnerships, events, and product innovations.