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Today, business success is being defined more broadly than financial results. Companies are
expected to earn a profit as well as to set high standards of environmental and social
performance – what is often called the “triple bottom line” of sustainability.

While the term “sustainability” is relatively new, the concept is not. We have operated our
business for more than 120 years with a focus on our corporate Values, which form the
foundation of our policies, ethics, corporate culture and bus iness strategies. Our values embody
the spirit and drive the practice of sustainability. They lead us to socially responsible behavior in
our work places and in our communities, and are reflected in the products and services we
provide to customers.

We’ve learned that to succeed long term, we need to make investments, not only in our
businesses, but also in our environment and our people. Our sustainability initiat ives help ensure
that we will continue to have the resources and the people we need to grow for generations to

Sustainability Timeline

1885         Johnson Electric Service Company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in
             1885 by Warren Seymour Johnson, inventor of the first electric room

1945         The company began publishing advertisements to promote energy savings in
             buildings through fuel-saving temperature control.

1956         The company introduced its Pneumatic Control Center, enabling centralized
        monitoring of building conditions for the first time.

1972    The industry’s first micro-computer dedicated to building control was built
        by Johnson Electric Service Company.

1974    The company was renamed Johnson Controls.

1978    Johnson Controls acquired Globe-Union, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of
        automotive batteries, for both the replacement and original equipment

1980s   Johnson Controls adopted digital control technology with its JC85, which
        gave customers faster and more precise control of building systems.

1985    Johnson Controls entered the automotive seating and plastics machinery
        industries with the acquisition of Michigan-based Hoover Universal, Inc.

1990    Johnson Controls first sponsored the U.S. Energy Efficiency Forum in 1990,
        co-sponsored the event with the U.S. Energy Association in 1992, and has
        continued its co-sponsorship every year since then. The forum has become a
        platform for high- level discussions about energy production and efficiency
        and in providing industry, education, health care, government, and society

Early   The company pioneered open communication protocols, which allow control
1990s   devices from various manufacturers to share data directly for the first time.
        Today, its Metasys® Facilities Management System is reducing energy costs
        and improving indoor comfort in thousands of buildings around the world.

1996    The company significantly strengthened its position as a worldwide leader in
        interior systems through the 1996 acquisition of Prince Automotive. Prince is
        known for its innovation, from the first lighted vanity mirror in 1972 to the
        integration of electronics into interior systems.

1999    Johnson Controls was named the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® "Ally of the
       Johnson Controls won the Mandela International Award for Good Diversity

2001   Johnson Controls received the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR "Partner of the

2002   GovernanceMetrics International, an independent corporate governance
       research and rating agency, first rated Johnson Controls.

2003   The Alliance to Save Energy awarded Johnson Controls the “Star of Energy

       Johnson Controls was named to the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an
       organization comprised of U.S. corporations that spend more than $1 billion
       annually with minority- and women-owned businesses.

       Johnson Controls was named "Corporation of the Year" by the National
       Minority Supplier Development Council.

2004   The World Environment Center awarded Johnson Controls the “Gold Medal
       for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.”

       Johnson Controls headquarters in Milwaukee was one of the first buildings in
       the United States to achieve a gold rating under the U.S. Green Building
       Council’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)
       certification, which is the national standard for designating green buildings.

       Johnson Controls was included on the FTSE4Good US Index and Domini
       400 Social Index for its commitment to sustainable business practices and for
       meeting rigorous social, environmental, and economic criteria.

       GovernanceMetrics International awarded Johnson Controls a perfect score
       for corporate governance. Overall, just 26 out of 2,588 global companies
       received the organization’s highest rating.

       The company played a major role in the construction of China’s first “green”

2005   Johnson Controls unveiled its nickel- metal- hydride battery for hybrid-electric
vehicles that delivers best- in-class power performance as well as excellent
system-packaging efficiency. (January)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored Johnson
Controls for outstanding efforts to protect the earth's climate and stratospheric
ozone layers. (May)

Johnson Controls was selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability
World Index (DJSI World). One of the world’s leading corporate social
responsibility indices, the DJSI World Index lists the more than 300
companies that represent the top ten percent of the leading sustainability
companies across 58 industry groups that meet rigorous environmental,
economic, and social criteria for corporate governance, environmental policy
and management, environmental and social reporting, philanthropy and
stakeholder engagement. (September)

Johnson Controls announces the company’s new Lithium-Ion Lab dedicated
to the research and development of the most environmentally friendly and
efficient batteries in the world. (September)