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Johnson Controls honored to be named one of 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 for 16th year in a row

Parul Dubey on May 26, 2021 - in Awards, News

CORK, Ireland – 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.

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. 


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The 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 ranking and methodology is available at https://100best.3blmedia.com/

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