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 an impact.
In 2014, Air Products donated $6.4 million to non-profit agencies in need in communities we serve. Sixty-two percent was in the form of charitable donations, 19% community investments to help prepare for potential emergencies or disasters and 19% for commercial investments aimed at supporting local economies.
Our support priorities include:
- Contributed nearly $6.4 million in cash and product donations to community organizations, schools and municipalities.
- Air Products employees served on over 150 nonprofit groups, including the United Way, which recognized us as one of only 125 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.
Significant Community Support Projects in 2014:
- Mentoring and preparing disadvantaged youth and teens for the workforce
- Supporting and mentoring veterans and active military
- Renovating facilities and schools
- Planting and harvesting food for local food banks
- Collecting school supplies for underprivileged students
- Cleaning waterways and parks
- Supporting programs for people with disabilities
- Partnering in career technical education classrooms and shops; judging SkillsUSA competitions
- Helping to start a new secondary school with a project based focus and creative pedagogy in an urban community