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Johnson Controls suspends business in Russia

USA: Johnson Controls has announced the suspension of its business in Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

A statement on the company’s website announcing the decision says that it will fulfil existing contractual obligations “to the extent possible”, and in full compliance with sanctions, while not accepting new business or orders.

“Our decisions and actions reflect our steadfast values and our commitment to doing what is right. We are inspired by the incredible support that our employees, customers, partners, and communities are showing for Ukrainian people and their rights,” the statement says.

“We are working diligently to ensure we do the right thing for those that are impacted by this decision,” chairman & CEO George Oliver added on LinkedIn.

The American Irish-domiciled multinational conglomerate headquartered in Cork, Ireland, is a leader in HVAC, fire and security equipment for buildings, best known in the cooling industry for its York, Sabroe and Frick brands. A Fortune 500 company, Johnson Controls employs over 100,000 people in around 2,000 locations across six continents. Worldwide sales are over $22bn.

“Johnson Controls and our employees around the world offer our wishes for peace and stability for Ukraine and its people. We believe we all have a role to play in speaking up against violence, and we stand with people around the globe who have united in solidarity to promote peace.

“We are focused on ways we can assist our local teams and are providing support to the humanitarian relief efforts in the region. While we are thankful that all of our team members in Ukraine report to be safe, we remain committed to aiding relief efforts and supporting those in need, including those who may be affected as innocent bystanders in this horrific situation.

“Building on the strong foundation of our employees’ generosity and our dollar-for-dollar match, Johnson Controls will donate $250,000 to assist critical humanitarian relief efforts on the ground in Ukraine.”

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