October 10, 2013 Shanghai, China
Air Products (NYSE:APD), a US Fortune 500 company and a leading global supplier of industrial gases and performance materials, has recently been named as one of the 50 Best Enterprise Public Image companies for 2013 in a large-scale media campaign titled “Beautiful China”. Air Products is recognized for its efforts on corporate social responsibility and its contribution to the sustainable growth of China.
The “Beautiful China” campaign was co-organized by a number of local mainstream media, including Sina, China.com, National Business Daily, International Business News and Manager Magazine, etc. with support from China Hengmei Volunteer Alliance, a public welfare collaboration formed by non-governmental organizations, enterprises and the media. It aims to raise awareness of environmental protection and advocate green behavior among companies and the public.
The Best Enterprise Public Image award is presented to leading companies which made outstanding efforts on sustainability in the past year. Air Products was nominated by the co-organizing media and selected by the campaign committee.
Air Products has been serving the China market for over 25 years with its leading edge technologies and solutions to help customers become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. A responsible corporate citizen with long-standing commitment to sustainability, Air Products took part in a variety of meaningful social responsibility initiatives and activities in 2013 including the sponsorship of 2013 China’s National University Chemistry Video Contest organized by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers, China Chemical Society and Peking University to advocate green gas technologies for a better future; the participation in the REACH (Resiliency Education: Advocacy Collaboration & Hope) program to develop teenagers’ strengths in a middle school in Shanghai through non-traditional subjects such as character, self-confidence, teamwork and emotional resilience; scholarship programs in nearly ten leading universities to cultivate talents; and driving the development of innovative solutions to support the sustainable growth of the industrial gas market, etc.
Air Products has recently been rated as China’s Top 100 IDEAL™ Employers 2013 by a group of university students majoring in natural sciences and ranked No. 3 in the attribute of “environmental sustainability”.
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 2012, Air Products had sales approaching $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, 2012.