Johnson Controls has pledged to reduce its total US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity per dollar of revenue by 30% from 2002 to 2012 as part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Climate Leaders programme.

Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporatewide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals and annually reporting their progress to the EPA.

Through programme participation, companies create credible records of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.

"Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions intensity in partnership with the Climate Leaders program demonstrates our corporatewide commitment to improving the global environment and increasing the efficiency of our operations," said Stephen A. Roell, CEO of Johnson Controls.

"From Climate Leaders to the Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls is dedicated to making the world more comfortable, safe and sustainable," said Clay Nesler, vice president of global energy and sustainability, Johnson Controls. "Our GHG reduction commitment showcases our commitment to sustainability and demonstrates to our customers as well as to the business community what can be achieved with a focus on energy efficiency."

"By setting a long-term greenhouse gas reduction goal and committing to reducing its carbon footprint, Johnson Controls is demonstrating corporate climate change leadership," said Robert J. Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.

Johnson Controls plans to achieve this reduction goal through a 'comprehensive action plan' that institutes energy efficiency solutions in the company's US plants and facilities, processes and fleet. Through the EPA audit process, Johnson Controls has verified that it has already made good progress towards achieving this aggressive GHG reduction goal by 2012.