Johnson Controls, a company that specialises in delivering products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has announced its first-place ranking in Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 12th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens List".
The company ranked first based on its performance in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.
"Corporate Responsibility Magazine's first-place ranking of our company recognises our long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility," says Stephen Roell, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls.
"We are honoured to be recognised as a leader in this area, and congratulate all of the companies named to this list. We are proud of our employees, who bring the spirit and focus of CR Magazine's criteria for this ranking to their work every day.
"We applaud our employees' dedication to our values, which govern their interactions with all of our stakeholders and underscore our commitment to the environment, human rights and the communities where our employees live and work."
"This is the 12th annual CR Magazine '100 Best Corporate Citizens List', and we are gratified to see that once again, the overall average of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the Russell 1000 improved year over year from 2010," says Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise Media, which publishes CR Magazine and produces the Commit!Forum,
"This demonstrates the continuing commitment on the part of these companies to better transparency, accountability and citizenship practices."
The "100 Best Corporate Citizens List" was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CRO and Corporate Responsibility Magazine since 2007. In order to compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publically held US companies, is ranked according to over 342 data points of information.
The methodology for generating the list is governed by a Methodology Committee of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA).