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Managing Sustainability

Our sustainability focus is to:    

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responsibly through sustainability-driven opportunities that benefit our customers and our world.
We help customers improve their sustainability performance through higher productivity, better quality products, reduced energy use, and lower emissions.

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resources and reduce environmental footprints through cost effective improvements.
We set aggressive environmental performance goals for greenhouse gases, energy, water, and our fleet, and we measure progress to continually improve our own operations.

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for our employees, customers and communities -- protecting our license to operate and grow.
We are building a culture of safety, simplicity, speed, and self-confidence. Our goal is zero accidents and zero incidents. We are committed to developing our people, supporting our communities, engaging suppliers and upholding our integrity.


2020 Sustainability Goals

In 2016, Air Products set new sustainability goals across all aspects of our Grow-Conserve-Care sustainability framework. This process was aligned with the identification of our sustainability priorities and engagement with key stakeholders. In 2018, we continued to make good progress against these goals.


Grow  Air Products' 2020 Goal 2018 Status
Economic Performance 
LEAD the industrial gas industry in PROFITABILITY as measured by EBITA margin, operating margin and ROCE EBITA margin*: 34.9%
Operating margin*: 21.7%
ROCE*: 12.1%
Customer Sustainability
ENABLE customers to AVOID CO2 EMISSIONS while CONTRIBUTING >50% of REVENUES from sustainable offerings CO2e avoided: 55 MM MT
Revenues from sustainable offerings: 54%
Ethics & Integrity 
REQUIRE 100% of employees to be trained in and certified to Air Products' Employee CODE OF CONDUCT and ensure all allegations of misconduct are reviewed and closed Training and certification: 100% 
CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE COMPLIANCE systems and performance Enhanced governance systems

Conserve Air Products' 2020 Goal 2018 Status
Energy Savings 
SAVE ENERGY by reducing use intensity by 2.5% for ASUs and 1.5% for HyCOs (from 2015 baseline) ASUs: 2.0% reduction
HyCOs: 0.9% reduction

GHG Reductions
REDUCE GHG emissions intensity by 2% (from 2015 baseline) 1.5% reduction
Distribution Efficiency 
IMPROVE distribution efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions intensity by 10% (from 2015 baseline) 16% improvement
Water Conservation 
CONSERVE WATER ad lower use intensity by 5% (from 2015 baseline) 18% reduction

Care Air Products' 2020 Goal 2018 Status
LEAD the industrial gas industry in SAFETY as measured by recordable and lost-time incident rates Recordable rate: 0.29
LTI rate: 0.07

Talent & Diversity
BUILD the MOST DIVERSE and INCLUSIVE workforce in the industrial gas industry Female share of workforce: 22%
Community Support
ENHANCE our ability to measure the positive impacts of our EMPLOYEE and COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT $6.9 million in cash and product donations
Supplier Sustainability
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ENSURE 100% of new supplier agreements include HUMAN RIGHTS and CONFLICT MINERALS clauses Conflict Minerals clauses added to global terms and conditions

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