We are a major global employer, providing more than 168,000 jobs at over 500 locations worldwide. We must draw employees from a rich and diverse talent pool if we are to continue our growth and success. We rely on the unique contributions of various types of people from all over the world. People who join our team find an organization that values them, treats them with respect, and constantly invests to help them learn and take on new challenges. We recognize, value and leverage differences in our people for competitive advantage. We nurture an environment in which everyone understands and values the similarities and differences among our employees, customers and communities. Business unit presidents, for example, address workplace diversity in their strategic plans. We offer ongoing workshops to help employees embrace and realize the benefits of a diverse workforce. Employees learn strategies to build constructive working relationships with others. Our people also benefit from opportunities to work in other countries. Our belief in diversity extends to our business partners, as well. In the U.S. alone, we purchase more than $1 billion in goods and services annually from diverse suppliers, including companies owned by minorities and women. In 2003 we joined the elite Billion Dollar Roundtable, comprised of only 12 U.S. firms that spend more than $1 billion annually with diverse suppliers. Our supplier diversity performance was recognized in 2003 by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, which named Johnson Controls its “Corporation of the Year.” This was the first time a non-consumer-products company was selected for this significant honor.