May 11, 2017 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products’ (NYSE:APD) sustainability and corporate citizenship efforts have been recognized once again in being named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s (CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens™ List (2017). It is the sixth consecutive time Air Products has been named to CR Magazine’s list, which recognizes public companies with outstanding corporate responsibility performance.
The 18th annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens considered 260 data points of disclosure and performance measurement for the entire large-cap Russell 1000®. The data for the top 100 list was pulled from publicly available information, and each company making the list was evaluated in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, corporate governance, financial performance, and philanthropy and community support.
“Air Products is committed to sustainability, and being recognized for the sixth year in a row as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens is an achievement for our employees to be proud of, and recognition of our company’s dedication,” said Corning Painter, executive vice president – Industrial Gases and Chairman of Air Products’ Sustainability Council. “We are striving to achieve our company’s strategic Five-Point Plan, and sustainability underpins that strategy. Having achieved four of five of our 2015 goals, we have set new 2020 Sustainability goals and continue to seek innovative ways to meet our targets. Sustainability benefits all of our stakeholders including employees, customers, shareholders, and neighbors in the communities where we operate around the world.”
In announcing the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2017, Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s website stated that: “Being a good corporate citizen is a goal of most leading organizations, but actually achieving this can be a challenge in today’s business climate. So when a company succeeds at being transparent, responsible, and accountable -- with all aspects backed up by data -- they end up earning a coveted spot on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. We offer the companies named to the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List our congratulations. They delivered on their commitments to transparency and accountability in highly competitive industries.”
Air Products aligns its sustainability efforts under the traditional economic, environmental and social categories using its “Grow, Conserve and Care” model. While growing responsibly through sustainability-driven opportunities that benefit its customers and the world, Air Products strives to conserve resources and care for its employees, customers and communities. Air Products serves dozens of industries providing gases, technologies and applications solutions that improve customers’ energy efficiency, productivity, and environmental performance.
To learn more about sustainability at Air Products, visit the company’s Sustainability web site at: www.airproducts.com/Company/Sustainability.aspx.
Earlier this year Air Products also made the Clarivate Analytics 2016 Top 100 Global Innovator list. The report honors the most innovative corporations and institutions in the world determined by analyzing proprietary data.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $7.5 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 16,000 employees are making Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.