May 03, 2004 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
For the third consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE:APD) has been named to Business Ethics Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens list.
The 2004 listing recognizes companies among the Russell 1000—the largest publicly traded companies—that "excel at serving a variety of stakeholders well." The ranking is based on quantitative measures of corporate service to seven stakeholder groups: stockholders, employees, customers, the community, the environment, overseas stakeholders, and women and minorities.
"The people of Air Products take their economic, environmental and social responsibilities to heart," said John P. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer. "It is an honor to again be recognized by Business Ethics Magazine for our commitment to delivering shareholder value, being an environmentally responsible neighbor, and improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work."
Researchers at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. provide the statistical analysis, while KLD Research & Analytics of Boston, a research firm serving socially responsible investors, provides the social ratings. For more information about the listing, visit www.business-ethics.com.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. With annual revenues of $6.3 billion and operations in over 30 countries, the company's 18,500 employees build lasting relationships with their customers and communities based on understanding, integrity and passion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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