spirit of giving
Johnson Controls’ community relations efforts support education, the environment, social services and leadership development and social services. Last year, Johnson Controls donated more than $10.1 million worldwide to nonprofit and community organizations.
Supporting global communities
Blue Sky Involve, our global volunteer program, encourages employees to form volunteer groups that work with local organizations to support environmental stewardship and leadership development projects.
Last year, the number of Johnson Controls locations participating in Blue Sky Involve increased by more than 22 percent to 650 sites. Each site received a $1,000 grant. More than 12,500 employees participated in 44 countries, donating a total of 105,000 volunteer hours throughout the year.
Since the program was created in 2006, our employees have volunteered more than 322,000 hours.
Growing the next generation
Johnson Controls is proud to sponsor a summer jobs program through the Conservation Leadership Corps that teaches youth about environmental sustainability. The Conservation Leadership Corps is a program of the Student Conservation Association, a nonprofit organization that offers internships and summer trail crew opportunities to more than 3,000 students each year.
The program began at Milwaukee-area high schools and allows participants the opportunity to hone leadership skills by guiding student work crews on variety of projects to rehabilitate local parks. Based on its success, the program expanded into Baltimore and Detroit. In Baltimore, for example, the students completed 6,350 hours of work in city parks where they undertook invasive plant removal, environmental education and leadership training.