September 07, 2005 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
For the third consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) has counted Air Products (NYSE:APD) among the best performing sustainable companies in the world.
Through the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM Group,the DJSI provide asset managers with objective benchmarks to manage sustainability portfolios valued at more than three billion Euro. Only the top 10 percent of the world's largest 2,500 companies are included in the prestigious DJSI World based on a ranking against comprehensive "triple bottom line" (economic, environmental and social) criteria.
The latest results are available at www.sustainability-indexes.com/, with 58 industry sectors tracked by DJSI in 34 countries.
"We deliver real value as a global gases and chemicals company through innovation that improves our customers' sustainability along with our own," said John P. Jones, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Products. "We are honored to be named to the DJSI for the third consecutive year for bettering our communities and reducing our environmental footprint while delivering strong financial performance for our shareholders."
For more information about Corporate Responsibility at Air Products, visit www.airproducts.com/responsibility.
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 and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $7.4 billion, operations in over 30 countries, and nearly 20,000 employees around the globe. 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.