September 02, 2004 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products has again been included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), reflecting the company’s commitment to corporate responsibility in its day-to-day operations.
The DJSI track the economic, environmental and social performance of the world’s 2,500 biggest companies in 36 countries across 60 industry groups. After being assessed in line with general and industry-specific sustainability criteria, only the top 10 percent of companies make the grade. The latest results were released today at www.sustainability-indexes.com/.
“Investors are looking for companies that differentiate by managing the economic, environmental and social elements of their business in thoughtful and strategic ways,” said John P. Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Products. “We are very pleased to again be included in the DJSI, recognized for our integrity and for caring about the environment and our communities.”
Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Based on the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM Group they provide asset managers with reliable and objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios.
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.
***NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially, due to changes in current expectations.