Johnson Controls and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation form Strategic Alliance to Address Climate Change through Energy Efficiency
Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI), a global multi-industrial leader in providing energy efficient building solutions, and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, a leading global environmental foundation, are joining forces to address the issues of energy efficiency and climate change throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. An agreement was formalized at a signing ceremony on July 16, in Monaco in the presence of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.
Both parties have agreed to explore a range of possible projects, events and other areas of collaboration to elevate awareness and action on the topic of energy efficiency and its positive impact on global climate change.
“Energy efficiency has never been more important than now. Our goal is to establish a series of joint activities that will educate and influence governments, businesses and individuals to think and act on energy efficiency and climate change,” said John P. Murphy, vice president and managing director of Johnson Controls European Systems and Services business.
“We want to create a driving force in Europe and the Mediterranean that represents a call to action for public and private sector organizations to promote the implementation of projects and programs designed to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. We view this alliance with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation as an excellent platform through which we can communicate broadly and make a difference.”
“The Foundation strives to act as an accelerator of projects and solutions for the environment and we feel this alliance with Johnson Controls will assist us to encourage sustainable development and help drive action to reverse the effects of climate change. The objectives desired by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince are to stimulate thought and activity within business, government, individual and NGO communities to jointly act upon climate change and increase awareness on the topic of energy efficiency and the important role it plays,” stated H.E. Bernard Fautrier, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
The Foundation has been created by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince of Monaco in June 2006 and is dedicated to the protection of the environment and to promote a sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation’s efforts focus on three main areas: Climate Change and Renewable Energies, Biodiversity, Water and Desertification. The Foundation gives its support to projects in three main geographical zones: the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions, and the least developed countries.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation supports initiatives of public and private organizations in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially-aware practices. The Foundation strives to act as an accelerator of projects and solutions for the environment.
The Foundation is committed to raising the awareness of the population and States by implementing communication action plans capable of generating the maximum mobilization. In order to stimulate and develop innovation, the Foundation supports scientific and technical monitoring at an international level.
To learn more or to make a donation to the Foundation, please visit www.fpa2.com