Johnson Controls GmbH, Germany

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. 142,000 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. Their vision is to create a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world. Their commitment to sustainability dates back to their roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat.

  • The types of products Johnson Controls manufactures and sells have a high profile in other companies' sustainability — for example, its building efficiency products that can be a component of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)–certified green building, lithium ion batteries starting to be used in many hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, or automotive components that use a higher percentage of recycled materials.

As a manufacturer, Johnson Controls is taking a leadership role in sustainability and applying its expertise to guide customers toward products that will help them improve their environmental footprint. Johnson Controls has implemented numerous energy efficiency and waste reduction practices within its facilities globally as it works toward reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity by 30% by 2012 from its 2002 baseline. The company continues to review its operations and supply chain to identify continuous improvement activities and better its performance. At a high level, examples include:

  • Improving the energy efficiency of administrative and manufacturing facilities; Installing onsite renewable energy sources; Implementing manufacturing processes that reduce emissions and Scrap; Incorporating sustainability into supplier requirements, scorecards, and evaluations.

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