September 15, 2014 Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) has again achieved a leadership position among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) 2014/2015, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability performance.
Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which places it among the top 20 percent of companies in its industry in North America.
RobecoSAM and the S&P Dow Jones Indices evaluate the economic, environmental, social and governance practices of the largest 2,500 publicly traded companies annually. Based on an assessment of criteria that accounts for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends, companies best equipped to manage sustainability opportunities and risks are then selected for inclusion.
“We are honored that Air Products has been recognized for sustainability leadership, an important component in creating shareholder value,” said Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. “We are committed to improving our own operations, supporting our communities, and enabling customers to produce more while using less.”
In addition to the DJSI Indices, Air Products remains a component of other international sustainability indices and is recognized for its sustainability practices and achievements around the globe. For more information about sustainability at Air Products, visit: www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability.aspx.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. For more about DJSI, visit: http://www.sustainability-indices.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. Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective 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 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 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, 2013.