February 25, 2016 Shanghai, China
Air Products (NYSE:APD), a world leading industrial gases supplier and U.S. Fortune 500 company, today announced it has recently received the ‘Best Social Responsibility Brand Award 2015’ at the 5th China Charity Festival held in Beijing.
The award recognizes the company for its good corporate citizenship and social responsibility contributions. Air Products was among 50 leading companies, including Dow Chemical, Pfizer and Starbucks, being awarded.
Co-organized annually by over 30 Chinese media, including China.com, sohu.com, China News Agency and China Daily, the China Charity Festival is a non-profit event advocating philanthropic spirit and behaviors of individuals and organizations. Candidates are evaluated for their projects’ social benefits through various indicators, such as sustainability, creativity, adaptability and credibility. Air Products was recommended by one of the co-organizing media and selected by the judging panel comprising the media, organizations and associations.
Saw Choon Seong, China president, Industrial Gases, at Air Products said, “Sustainability is at the core of Air Products’ business strategies, and this award is another testimonial of our longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. China’s economy is entering a new normal while sustainability remains the government’s top priority in the 13th five-year period. We will continue to create more value for local communities and customers through our sustainable offerings, technologies and safety expertise.”
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. On corporate social responsibility, the company has been initiating and actively taking part in a variety of programs and activities, including the LIN (liquid nitrogen) Ambassador Program to demonstrate to local schools and communities the application of gas science in our daily lives through experiments; technology development to support sustainable industrial growth; and involvement in the recent Shenzhen landslide rescue efforts through its expertise in safety and gas cylinder transportation.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company celebrating 75 years of operation. The company’s core Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The company’s Materials Technologies business, which Air Products intends to spin-off by September 2016, serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.
The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and was ranked number 284 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. Approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing Industrial Gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. 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, 2015.