September 17, 2012 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE: APD) has again been ranked among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry sector as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2012/2013.
In addition to the World Index, Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, a sub-set of the World Index, which places it among the top 20 percent of companies in its sector in North America.
Each year, Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM) and S&P Dow Jones Indices evaluate a variety of economic, environmental and social performance factors across the largest 2,500 companies of the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market IndexSM to determine best-in-class performers.
“Expectations of companies to improve the sustainability of their operations, products and value chains continue to increase,” said John E. McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. “We are very proud to again be a component of the DJSI World and North America Indexes – it’s recognition of the progress we’ve made this year toward our own sustainability goals and targets as well as our core purpose as a company: making the world more productive, energy efficient and sustainable through the gases, materials, equipment and technology solutions we provide.”
In addition to the DJSI Indexes, Air Products remains a component of other international sustainability indices. For more information about sustainability at Air Products, visit: www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability.aspx.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks. The DJSI enable investors to integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios while providing an effective engagement platform for encouraging companies to adopt sustainable best practices. Today, approximately 60 products are based on the indexes serving asset managers and banks in 15 countries. For more about DJSI, visit: www.sustainability-indexes.com/.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had sales of approximately $10 billion. 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, 2011.