Johnson Controls honored with Platinum Award for 25th consecutive year by Plymouth Community United Way

PLYMOUTH, MICH., March 27, 2015 – Johnson Controls was honored with a special award today by the Plymouth Community United Way for its 25 years of support of the organization.

Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, received the award in recognition of its 25 years of giving at the platinum-award level and its commitment to improving lives in the community. The Platinum Award is the highest level of giving that can be attained by contributors.

The award was presented at the United Way’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation to show appreciation for those who contributed to the United Way’s 2014-15 fundraising campaign and provided community service.

Johnson Controls’ Automotive Seating employees working at the company’s technical center in Plymouth donate not only monetarily during the United Way’s annual fund drive but give many hours of their private time to volunteer at United Way events.

“For 25 years, our employees have been generous supporters of this great organization and the outreach it provides to those in need,” said Mark Flynn, vice president Human Resources for Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, who accepted the award. “As a business based in Plymouth, our employees take their commitment to supporting the community very seriously.”

“We greatly appreciate the support of Johnson Controls,” said Marie Morrow, president of the Plymouth Community United Way. “Without this support, many services would have been cut or nonexistent including basic needs such as food, rent and utility assistance.”

The partnership began in the 1980s and the first Johnson Controls leader served on the United Way’s Board of Directors in 1990. The company’s Plymouth-based employees have contributed more than $7 million in the last 25 years. In addition, Johnson Controls co-sponsors an annual golf outing to raise funds and encourages volunteerism through its Community Involvement Program.

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 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Seating:

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, floor consoles, door panels and instrument panels. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 220 plants worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

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Mary Kay Dodero