Johnson Controls will donate $1 million to UNICEF to provide relief to those devastated by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia.
"On behalf of our more than 123,000 employees around the world, Johnson Controls is committed to helping the victims of this horrible tragedy," said Chairman and CEO John M. Barth. "Through our contribution to UNICEF, we hope to support immediate relief for the thousands of children devastated by the tsunami, and also provide some of the funding needed to begin rebuilding communities."
UNICEF has been actively involved in relief efforts for children in the affected areas by delivering basic medicine and shelter supplies to displacement camps, as well as water purification supplies, recreation and school kits, and other vital materials for children. The organization has stated four priorities: keeping children alive, caring for separated children, ensuring that children are protected from exploitation, and getting children back in school as quickly as possible.
"Johnson Controls and its employees have shown great compassion and responsibility by contributing such a generous amount to UNICEF," said Charles J. Lyons, president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "Corporations have shown extraordinary support since we began our aid relief in the tsunami-struck region of South Asia. The money donated is truly making an immediate difference in the lives of the 1.5 million affected children in South Asia, many of which have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support."