CORK, Ireland — Johnson Controls announced the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved its ambitious emissions reductions targets.
“Independent validation of our new targets is confirmation that we are in line with the most aggressive pathway to avoiding the worst effects of climate change,” said George Oliver, chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls. “We recently announced new environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, along with a net zero carbon pledge. The SBTi validation further proves the strength of our core strategy – to reduce carbon emissions and support a healthy, more sustainable planet. This is at the heart of our business.”
As part of its environmental sustainability commitments, Johnson Controls aims to slash operational emissions by 55% and reduce customers' emissions by 16% in absolute terms before 2030.
“Improving the health of our planet is a matter of urgency, which we are recognizing through our commitments,” said Katie McGinty, vice president & chief sustainability, government and regulatory affairs officer at Johnson Controls. “We are making positive change within our own corporation and believe we are uniquely positioned to help customers and suppliers achieve their sustainability goals.”