Johnson Controls named most ethical company, receives top supplier award

Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. has been named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has published the rankings. Johnson Controls has been recognized in the rankings for four consecutive years.

"Johnson Controls’ promotion of a sound ethical environment shines within its industry and shows a clear understanding that operating under the highest standards for business behavior goes beyond goodwill and "lip-service" and is intimately linked to performance and profitability," said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute. "This year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies award was more competitive than ever, because companies realize that making ethics a priority is critical amidst a tough economic environment."

This is the fourth year Ethisphere

The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers. Ethisphere reviewed thousands of nominations from companies in over 100 countries and 36 industries in order to determine the winners.

Johnson Controls has also received the 2009 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors Corp. The award was based on the company’s efforts to add value for batteries and consistently perform above expectations. This was the fourth Supplier of the Year award Johnson Controls has received from General Motors.

"We are extremely honored to be among the elite group of world-class companies General Motors is recognizing," said Alex Molinaroli, president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions. "This past year is proof of the need for collaboration between automakers and suppliers. As the industry continues its rebound, we look forward to being a part of the solution along with our customers."


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