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Greenhouse Gases and Energy Efficiency

Climate Change Policy Statement
Climate change, energy consumption and water use are inextricably linked. Looking ahead, the world’s population is expected to grow to over nine billion people by 2050, while their needs for energy, water and food will increase even faster. For these reasons, maximizing the efficient use of the earth’s resources while minimizing environmental impacts is vital.

Air Products’ long-standing strategy for responding to these challenges is straight forward. We enable our customers to reduce their environmental impact by providing cost-effective technologies and products that improve their energy and water efficiency and reduce emissions to the environment. At the same time, we strive to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as emissions, in our own operations through efficiency improvements and technological innovations. We are making real progress in these areas, as demonstrated by our environmental sustainability targets and related cost savings.

Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and Climate Solutions

Air Products' CO2 capture pilot unitFrom our earliest days as a gases company with atmospheric gas separation at our core, we’ve delivered technologies and solutions that have contributed to cleaner air, energy efficiency improvements, and safer products for our customers and the communities where we live and operate. In bringing this unique capability and real answers to market problems, our commitment to protect the environment has never wavered. 75 years later, with the hurdles we all face in protecting the global environment from climate change, we believe the challenge of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) must be addressed through a diverse mix of technology solutions.

We believe the global challenge of greenhouse gases (GHG) should be addressed through a diverse mix of solutions. With the increasing use of fossil fuels and the world’s continuing need for competitively-priced power, we believe that the gases and technologies we supply will continue to improve efficiency and reduce GHG emissions in a variety of our end-use markets. Our most significant contributions to address the global challenge of climate change will be in developing clean energy technologies with the potential to reduce emissions across the energy supply chain through a variety of emission reduction options. From our leading position supplying hydrogen to refineries to make low-sulfur, cleaner burning fuels; to large-scale oxygen systems for solid fuel combustion and oil or coal gasification; to delivery systems to support a future hydrogen economy, we continue to invest in research and development (R&D) to develop products and processes that contribute to cleaner air and GHG mitigation. Meanwhile, as we grow our operations and help our customers do the same, we are committed to continually improving our own efficiency, acting on emission reduction opportunities, and improving our overall environmental performance.

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