September 13, 2006 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) include Air Products (NYSE:APD) among the world's leading sustainable companies.
Through the cooperation of Dow Jones Indexes, STOXX Limited and SAM Group, the DJSI annually reviews the economic, environmental and social performance of the world's 2,500 largest companies. Based on their assessment, asset managers in 14 countries, who manage more than $5 billion USD, are provided with objective benchmarks to guide their investment decisions. Only the top 10 percent of companies are ultimately included in the prestigious DJSI World based on their ranking against comprehensive "triple bottom line" criteria.
"We are very proud to again be included in the DJSI World and North America indexes, recognized for our efforts to address global industry challenges through gases, materials and technology solutions that help our customers improve their sustainability," said John P. Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of Air Products. "Our commitment to good corporate governance, employee development, community involvement, and financial and operating integrity is fundamental to the way we build relationships with our stakeholders."
He added, "Sustainability is a journey, and we are focused on continuous improvement."
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 $8.1 billion, operations in over 30 countries, and over 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.