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Johnson Controls Releases 2021 Sustainability Report


CORK, IRELAND—Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, published its 2021 Sustainability Report, highlighting bold new environmental, social and governance commitments and progress towards the company’s sustainability goals.

“At Johnson Controls, sustainability is our business,” says George Oliver, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls. “This year saw us continue to pioneer new and important paths to sustainability, including our issuance of a green bond in the U.S. capital markets—among the very first industrials to do so. We welcome and embrace the enhanced attention and urgency around tackling climate change and making gains across environmental, social and governance pillars. We are determined to strengthen and further build our culture of diversity and inclusion. Our bold new sustainability commitments demonstrate we are all-in to help drive healthy buildings, healthy people and a healthy planet for our employees, shareholders, customers and all of our stakeholders.”

Highlights of the Report Include:

  • New ambitious sustainability commitments that outline the company’s priority to make positive changes in lowering its company footprint such as achieving net zero carbon emissions before 2040.
  • Its first-ever Sustainability Report that includes and fully integrates its first-ever diversity and inclusion report, highlighting D&I commitment, mission, vision, pillars, and progress.
  • The goal to double its customers’ emission reductions through implementation of its OpenBlue digitally enabled solutions by 2030.
  • Its intention to double the representation of women leaders globally and minority leaders in the United States over the next five years.
  • Its green financing initiatives, including a green bond—one of the first industrial companies to issue a green bond in U.S. debt capital markets—and a senior revolving credit facility tied to specific sustainability metrics.
  • Executive compensation that is linked to sustainability and diversity performance goals.
  • The appointment of the company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer and the formation of a Governance and Sustainability board of directors’ committee.
  • Ambitious Science-Based Targets which were approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative.
  • Performance contracting projects that have helped customers avoid more than 30.6 million metric tons CO2e and save $6.6 billion USD through energy and operational savings since January 2000.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions intensity reduction of more than 70 percent since 2002.
  • A commitment to The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism, to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
  • George Oliver is selected as the chairman of the Business Roundtable Energy & Environment Committee. The committee dedicates itself to policies that support an environmentally and economically sustainable future. This includes supporting policies that can deliver at least 80 percent carbon emission reductions before 2050 in line with the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.
  • Achieving and exceeding its fiscal 2020 goal for greenhouse gas intensity with a 7.7 percent reduction.
  • Progress toward zero landfill goals, with 21 facilities becoming certified landfill-free to date.
  • Exceeding its fiscal 2020 safety goal with a Zero Harm vision worldwide. In 2020, in response to COVID-19, the company created additional Zero Harm processes, tools and solutions to support employees and sites through the pandemic.
  • Achieving a supplier diversity goal to purchase from certified diverse suppliers at a higher percentage rate than revenue growth.

Download the full report here: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/2021sustainability and to read more about Johnson Controls’ commitment to sustainability, visit: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/corporate-sustainability/environment.