We work closely with nonprofit organizations, emergency responders, elected officials, and business and community leaders in our operating communities around the world to identify opportunities to make a positive impact.
In 2015, Air Products employees were engaged with over 140 not-for-profit organizations, including the United Way, which has recognized the Company as one of only 126 Global Corporate Leaders for the United Way Worldwide. Air Products’ 2015 United Way campaign realized an outstanding level of 48% employee involvement while the national average remained at 22% according to United Way Worldwide.
Our support priorities in 2015 include:
- Contributed nearly $6.5 million in cash and product donations to community organizations, schools and municipalities.
- Air Products employees served on over 140 nonprofit groups, including the United Way, which recognized us as one of only 126 Global Corporate Leaders for the United Way Worldwide.
- In addition to volunteer hours in our communities, we have also become a national leader in “Skills-based Volunteering,” whereby employees go out into the community to share their professional competencies (e.g., strategic planning, IT, human resources) and help nonprofits be more business-savvy and competitive.
Our commitment to corporate citizenship is about working to improve the quality of life in our operating communities in partnership with local organizations. Our support priorities are in education, health and human services, community and economic development, arts and culture, and environment and safety.
Some significant community projects in 2015 included:
- Highlighting our commitment to STEM by sponsoring camps and classes for elementary age girls
- Presenting science-based liquid nitrogen demonstrations to community groups and schools
- Collecting school supplies for underprivileged students
- Cleaning waterways and parks
- Renovating facilities and schools
- Delivering meals to elderly and home-bound people