- Achieved CDP Climate score of A-, recognized in the Leadership band by the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP)
- Underscores the company`s strong commitment to sustainability and reaching net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement
CORK, Ireland — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, is again named a global climate leader by the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organization that drives sustainable global economic development through environmental disclosure for companies and governments.
Johnson Controls is recognized at the leadership level for its environmental best practices. The company received an overall score of A- and an A score for governance, its ambitious Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions-reduction targets, and for its approach to climate-risk management. Johnson Controls is part of the electrical and electronic equipment Activity Group, which had an average score of C. CDP rates companies annually based on progress toward sustainability targets, comprehensiveness of their disclosure, and management of environmental risks and best practices. Johnson Controls has disclosed to CDP’s reporting methodology since 2010.
“When it comes to climate, we are at a critical inflection point. While buildings account for nearly 40% of global emissions, the technology exists today to get to net zero, through increased digitization and electrification,” said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. “This leadership score from CDP is a testament to the consistent work we’re doing to accelerate our own sustainable transformation, and how we’re helping our customers do the same. We are firmly committed to decarbonizing the built environment for a smarter, healthier, net-zero world.”
CDP was founded in 2000 and today works with more than 680 financial institutions with over $130 trillion in assets. CDP is driving a more sustainable global economy by using capital markets and procurement to motivate companies to disclose environmental impact, reduce emissions, safeguard water and protect forests. In 2022, more than 18,700 companies disclosed through CDP, representing half of global market capitalization. This is a 42% increase in the number of companies disclosing since 2021 and demonstrates the deepening global commitment to a sustainable, net zero future.
Recently Johnson Controls was named to Corporate Knights’ 2023 Global 100 World’s Most Sustainable Corporations listing, ranking 17th overall and #1 in JCI’s peer group, and was awarded a Platinum sustainability rating by EcoVadis, placing it in top 1% of over 100,000 companies evaluated. The company was also named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World list for its OpenBlue solutions and OpenBlue Net Zero Buildings as a Service offering, providing a one-stop-shop for customers aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet net zero goals.
Johnson Controls Recognition for ESG & Sustainability:
- 2023 Global 100 by Corporate Knights
- Awarded platinum sustainability rating by EcoVadis, placing it in top 1% of companies evaluated
- Named as Microsoft’s Global Sustainability Changemaker
- Fortune Change the World list
- Fortune Most Admired Companies
- Forbes Best Employers for Diversity
- 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media for the 17th year in a row
- World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for the 15th time
- AAA rating by MSCI for the fourth year in a row
- ESG Industry Top Rated by Sustainalytics
- ISS Prime Corporate ESG Performance, #1 in our GISC industry
- Named to Financial Times European Climate Leaders list
- Received HRH The Prince of Wales’ Terra Carta Seal