Shanghai, CN (ACN Newswire) -- The economic crisis is sweeping the globe, with volatile energy and commodity cost and food prices, serious threat of global warming and climate change, and peaking greenhouse gas emissions. Under such severe conditions, the automotive industry as a high energy-consuming industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart environments, is committed to finding solutions to alleviate the crisis by providing more green products and techniques to meet the consumer and market's need.

Johnson Controls is helping reduce vehicle weight to decrease fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, cutting the waste of non-renewable resources, optimizing “green” production technology, developing recyclable products and enhancing the degree of recycling, which in combination, create a more comfortable, safe, and enjoyable driving experience. To date, Johnson Controls has saved billions of dollars in energy costs for customers, and reduced 10 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to decreasing the emission of 2 million cars on the road every year.

Johnson Controls has developed a series of environmentally-friendly automotive interior products, such as the new Ecobond headliner, and the seating foam made from Palm oil-based polyol. It is also committed to green production. The cutting-edge PP (polypropylene) Thin Film technology and RIM alpha surface technology improve the product quality and at the same time minimize the waste of raw materials and reduce the negative impact on environment and human health.

On the other hand, as a global leader with an annual output of 100 million lead-acid batteries, Johnson Controls is committed to battery recycling. The recycling rate of auto battery in North America has reached 97 percent.

Moreover, Johnson Controls is a leader in the development of batteries for hybrid vehicles. PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) batteries are key element of a company's advanced energy solutions portfolio that targets the full range of hybrid applications, from micro-hybrids to full hybrids. Advanced battery technologies from Johnson Controls support low-emission HEVs, and help to reduce consumer's reliance on fossil-fuel resources.

"Cars consume a lot of the planet's energy resources," Stephen Roell, Chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls said. "Johnson Controls' expertise in energy efficiency can play a significant role in cutting energy consumption."

About: Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls 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 our customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

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