August 11, 2015 Shanghai, China
Air Products (NYSE: APD), a U.S. Fortune 500 company and leading global industrial gases supplier, has been selected for the third year in a row as one of China’s Most Attractive Employers Top 100 (formerly ”Top 100 IDEAL™ Employers”) by a group of university students majoring in natural sciences in the Universum Chinese Student Survey 2015. The company ranks No. 85, up 10 places from last year.
In the survey, Air Products achieves a top ranking in “environmental sustainability” and is highly associated with “clear path for advancement.” In addition to natural sciences students, the company is also rated as a top 100 attractive employer and ranked 73rd by health/medicine students.
Over 55,000 students in the fields of natural sciences, business, engineering, law, health/medicine, and humanities/liberal arts/education from 109 top universities across China participated in the 2015 survey during the period of October 2014 to April 2015. Conducted annually by Universum, a global talent company specializing in employer branding in China since 2006, the survey has been jointly organized by the China Daily’s 21st Century English Newspaper for the third year. Its results reveal how China’s university students perceive their future career and employers in China.
“People are at the core of everything we do at Air Products. We will continue to welcome the opportunity to work with schools and institutions to cultivate talents to build a more sustainable future together,” said Saw Choon Seong, China president, Industrial Gases at Air Products. “In our continuous effort to work with communities where we operate, it is a great honor and privilege to have received China’s Most Attractive Employers Top 100 honor for another year. It demonstrates that our talent development programs in and outside of the company have indeed won the hearts and minds of the future talents.’’
“Congratulations for your remarkable survey results, especially for raising your rating among natural sciences students and for extending your positive impact to health/medicine students,” William Wu, country manager China, Universum commented on Air Products’ achievement. “I believe such a reputable employer image will contribute to your greater success in the future!”
Air Products has been serving the China market for nearly 30 years with its leading edge technologies and solutions that help customers improve productivity, efficiency, quality and environmental performance. It has been collaborating with China’s leading universities and other parties on talent cultivation through research and development efforts, best practice and knowledge transfer, campaign sponsorships, scholarships, internship programs and career development programs etc. to inspire future talents particularly on innovation and creative thinking.
The company has launched joint research programs with more than a dozen universities, including Tsinghua University, Xi’an Jiaoting University, Tianjin University, Zhejiang University, China University of Geosciences, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jilin University, University of Science and Technology Beijing and South China University of Technology. It has also established scholarship programs in nearly 10 leading universities including Xi’an Jiaotong University, Tianjin University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and East China University of Science and Technology.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products’ materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. 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, 2014.