Understanding the importance of decarbonization across these modern times


Dubai, UAE: Over the last few years, the UAE has been credited for the effective role it has played in the unified efforts to create beauty with mother nature–even if it is truly a daunting task to perform, yet the commitment and dedication that the country has shown has been a key factor in the success of this endeavor. Similarly, Johnson Controls (JCI) is also backed by the same vision and mission that has pulled the UAE forward–we also believe in transforming the environment where people live, work and play.

Our company is guided by the commitment towards reimagining the performance of buildings–pushing them up to a level that best serves people, places and the planet itself. This is borne out of our understanding that buildings should lift people up and this is what has led to JCI’s more than a century old journey towards sustainability.  Simply put, we strive everyday with the mission to make today’s buildings smarter and sustainable. 

It is no secret then that sustainability is JCI’s business and world class efficiency is at the core of all our products and services. To date, the company has been able to successfully cut greenhouse emissions by 70 percent since 2002. During the same period, we have also managed to eliminate over 31 million metric tons of carbon. 

Around 75 percent of our products are dedicated to sustainability, which we view as an essential factor for better buildings. As such, this is guided by a five-point reason for us: 

  • Understand that 40 percent of today’s carbon emissions emanate from buildings. 
  • Create and distribute a key line of sustainable products and solutions. 
  • Disrupt the traditional models of delivery. 
  • Our software, OpenBlue, plays a strategic role in delivering customer efficiency and helping these clients reduce their carbon emissions. 
  • Create digital service capabilities that lead to more positive outcomes.

In recognition of these efforts, JCI today successfully operates across 40+ sustainability industries and has been recognized as one of the top 100 sustainable companies in the world. 

But we feel that there is more to accomplish. This is why we join the UAE in its call for total zero carbon net emissions. In line with this, we have pledged to be net zero by 2040.   

The use of great technology is not enough. We understand that there is also a need to innovate our relationships with present and future partners–operating on common goals that include shared visions, risks and offer genuine partnership. The road to decarbonization is far from completion but we take pride in our steadfast endeavor to convert today’s buildings into flexible dynamic assets that drive business success–a goal we wish to achieve in the long term.