Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Its 170,000 employees create products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. The company's commitment to sustainability dates back to 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through its growth strategies and by increasing market share, Johnson Controls is committed to delivering value to shareholders and making its customers successful. In 2014, Johnson Controls reported annual sales of $42.8 billion and is consistently ranked on the US Fortune 500 and Global Fortune 500. Johnson Controls is committed to good corporate governance and community service. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the no. 14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list, confirming its position as an ethical and trusted brand in the industries it serves.