Johnson Controls UK Carbon Reduction Plan

November 10, 2023


Sustainability is at the heart of Johnson Controls and fundamental to everything that we do. At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. Building on a proud history of nearly 140 years of innovation, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings and deliver the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centres, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through our comprehensive product and solutions offering. With a global team of nearly 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology and software as well as service solutions from the most trusted names in the industry.

With nearly 40 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from buildings, Johnson Controls is committed to leading and addressing climate change, helping our customers and industries around the world pursue goals  for best-in-class environmental targets. Since 2020, we have transformed our business to focus on building decarbonisation through the trifecta of low carbon, energy efficient products, electrification, and digitalisation.

We are committed to spending no less than 75% of R&D on developing and delivering new sustainable products and services, and in 2021 and 2022 we exceeded that goal by investing more than 90% on new product R&D toward sustainable products and solutions. These investments are already delivering. The expansion of our comprehensive heat pump portfolio is driving huge carbon cuts for our customers and our investment in digital technology through the OpenBlue Enterprise Manager enables our customers to increase operational efficiencies and further reduce carbon and costs. In 2022, more than half of our revenues were from our sustainable portfolio in both our global products and field service offerings, in alignment with the Corporate Knights Sustainable Revenue taxonomy.

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Johnson Controls has a global, enterprise-wide commitment to achieve Net Zero scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of goals set out in the Paris Agreement and the 2050 target set out in the Carbon Reduction Plan requirements. These commitments apply to Tyco Holdings (U.K.) Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.K.

Climate action is urgent, and we are not waiting. Johnson Controls has targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to achieve 55 percent reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions and 16 percent reduction of scope 3 emissions by 2030 across the global enterprise. It has already reached a reduction of 42 percent of Scope 1 and 2 emissions, saving over 455,934 metric tons of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations. Johnson Controls has reduced Scope 3 emissions by 18 million metric tons of CO2e from the use of its products sold (category 11 from Greenhouse Gas Protocol).

More information on Johnson Controls global Net Zero commitments and climate action is available here.

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2023 Sustainability Report

Johnson Controls has released our 2023 Sustainability Report, marking milestones on the path to achieving net zero in buildings around the world. Read the report to discover more about Johnson Controls' accelerated progress both in its own sustainability journey and in the reduction of customer emissions.

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