Caring for the communities where our employees and neighbors live and work is a long-term commitment for Air Products, and one that we take seriously. As a global company that employs more than 17,000 people worldwide, we feel responsible as a corporate citizen to serve others and so we value the role we play in communities where there is need.
Our commitment to corporate citizenship is about working to improve the quality of life in our operating communities in partnership with local organizations.
The theme for Air Products community outreach efforts, “Working here. Living here. Giving here.” embraces three important roles that the company and its employees have played in our communities worldwide for more than 75 years.
With operations in 50 countries around the globe, Air Products is an integral part of local, regional, national and international economies. Our employees work and live close to our facilities, providing not only economic benefit to the community, but also a deep commitment to contribute to the health and vitality of that community. For the well-being of our neighbors, our customers, our employees and the world around us, we are committed to being the world’s safest industrial gas company.
Air Products and its employees embrace the opportunity and responsibility to be a good neighbor and an integral part of the communities and neighborhoods where we operate. We uphold the highest environmental and sustainability standards and provide resources to strengthen educational, environmental and welfare institutions. After all, the stronger the local community, the stronger and more stable the platform from which we can run our business.
As part of our company strategy, supporting the communities where we operate is vital to our success. Many not-for-profit institutions around the world receive grants from our Foundation to support their important missions. As a national leader in “Skills-based Volunteering,” our employees volunteer their time and talent as they share their professional competencies (e.g., strategic planning, IT, human resources), helping the institutions within their communities stronger and more vibrant.
“Working here, Living here, Giving here” is more than a simple set of words. It is a guiding principle that not only contributes to the success of Air Products, but also actively contributes to the fulfillment of our employees. And that’s a winning combination for our company and our communities. We are active members in our communities, and are striving to have a real impact. To that end, we have established a 2020 sustainability goal to enhance our ability to measure the positive impacts of our employee and community engagement.
In this Section:
Investing in our Communities With Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
Volunteerism and Employee Engagement
Community Projects Around the World