Johnson Controls and Trane Technologies are among 45 companies to be awarded the inaugural Terra Carta Seal, a sustainability initiative launched by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Terra Carta Seal recognises global companies which are driving innovation and demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets.
It is being awarded to companies whose ambitions are aligned with those of the Terra Carta, a recovery plan for Nature, People and Planet, launched in January 2021.
Johnson Controls is aiming to reach net zero by 2040 while Trane Technologies has a 2050 target.
Johnson Controls chair and CEO, George Oliver, said the company has been lowering the global carbon footprint of its customers, supply chain, as well as its own operations through the use of technologies such as OpenBlue, which is playing a key role in decarbonizing buildings.
Since 2002 Johnson Controls has reduced its emissions intensity by more than 70 per cent. The company also has helped its customers save more than 30.6 million tonnes of CO2 globally and $6.6 billion through guaranteed operational and energy savings.
Trane Technologies CEO, Dave Regnery, said the company’s purpose is to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.
“Every day, our 37 thousand employees around the world work to build a better, healthier planet as we help solve for big challenges like climate change and innovate towards a net-zero economy,” he said.
Trane Technologies has made a pledge to reduce customer greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton (two per cent of the world’s annual emissions) and achieve carbon-neutral operations.