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Sensormatic Solutions by Johnson Controls Recognized for Significant Contributions to Sustainable Retail Practices

Sensormatic Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, has been honored for its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices. Business Intelligence Group named the company’s Visual Source Tagging Recirculation program a Sustainability Service of the Year, and the company also earned Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s (SDCE) Green Supply Chain Award. Furthermore, Michelle Brown, global retail services lead at Sensormatic Solutions, has been named a SDCE Woman in Supply Chain.

“Sensormatic Solutions initiatives, including the Visual Source Tagging Recirculation program, drive our organization’s commitment to responsible retail practices that promote sustainability through continued innovation and Sensormatic IQ,” said Kim Melvin, global leader of Marketing, Sensormatic Solutions. “We’re proud of the program’s achievements and honored that Business Intelligence Group and SDCE have recognized Sensormatic as a leader in the sustainable retail space. We’re also grateful to Michelle for her continued efforts to optimize all aspects of a sustainable supply chain for retailers and shoppers.”

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A stand-out program in Sensormatic’s green supply chain, the Visual Source Tagging Recirculation program launched in 2010. With the proper refurbishment and optimized shipping routes, Sensormatic Solutions created a scalable framework within which retailers can smoothly return used tags for cleaning, sorting and reuse. The initiative centralizes the shipping, tagging and return processes to eliminate extra carbon emissions. Over the past year, the Visual Source Tagging Recirculation program has saved 23.76M pounds of plastic from landfills, and over 285K megawatt-hours of electricity.

Woman in Supply Chain winner Michelle Brown has led Sensormatic Solutions source tagging initiative and Visual Source Tagging Recirculation program since she joined the company in 2018. Brown’s expertise and passion for sustainability helped guide Sensormatic Solutions through the uncertainty of the pandemic while maintaining the company’s commitment to responsible retail. In keeping with Sensormatic Solutions values, she evaluates success with an equal focus on customer retention, relationship management, value delivery, and sustainable practices.

“Sensormatic views the supply chain as a multi-faceted ecosystem. It isn’t enough to produce a high-quality product,” Brown explained of her leadership strategy. “Sensormatic Solutions aligns its solutions with retailer priorities, forges relationships with global manufacturers and continuously improves worldwide execution to ensure every touchpoint in the supply chain delivers exceptional performance, quality and sustainability.”

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The foundation of Sensormatic Solutions portfolio has long been green practices. The Visual Source Tagging Recirculation program is just one example of Sensormatic Solutions innovative approach to solving retail problems with sustainability at the forefront. Sensormatic Solutions leverages the capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue technologies and innovations, which utilize data and AI to optimize sustainable buildings.

Johnson Controls is making significant steps to improve its environmental impact and has committed to achieving net zero Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2040 – ten years ahead of the goal set out in the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement goal. The company aims to cut its operational emissions by 55 percent and reduce customers’ emissions by 16 percent before 2030. These ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Johnson Controls also recently issued a Sustainability-Linked Bond to support its commitment to achieving ambitious absolute emission reductions by 2025.

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