Johnson Controls recognized for diverse board of directors

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls is being honored for having women account for 20 percent of its board of directors by 2020 Women on Boards.

2020 Women on Boards is a non-profit grassroots campaign committed to increasing the percentage of women who serve on public company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020.

Johnson Controls, a global multi industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, was presented with the organization’s Winning “W” Company certificate for its commitment to diversity among its board of directors in 2013.

“We appreciate the recognition and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made, but we have quite a way to go,” said Alex Molinaroli, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson Controls. “In order to achieve our growth objectives, we have to do more to make sure not only our board of directors, but our entire leadership team around the world reflects the diversity of the markets we serve.”

In 2013, Johnson Controls had two women serving on its 10 member board of directors.

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 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. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

SOURCE: Johnson Controls