August 10, 2016 Shanghai, China
For the fourth consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE: APD), a U.S. Fortune 500 company and world-leading industrial gases supplier, has been named one of the Top 100 Most Attractive Employers in China. The company was selected by a group of university students majoring in natural sciences in Universum’s Chinese Student Survey 2016.
Conducted annually since 2006 by Universum, a global talent company specializing in employer branding in China, the survey this year was organized jointly with the China Daily’s 21st Century English Newspaper. Over 55,000 university students in the fields of natural sciences, business, engineering, law, health/medicine, and humanities/liberal from 110 top universities across the country participated in the survey during October 2015 to March 2016.
“It is our great privilege to be recognized as China’s Top 100 Most Attractive Employers for the fourth consecutive year,” said Saw Choon Seong, China president, Industrial Gases at Air Products. “Our Company has a sustained commitment to developing future talent in China. As the country continues to grow and undergo transformational changes to build an economy driven by innovation and quality, we will continue to cultivate young talent to support China’s economic and social development and build a better future together.’’
The survey also revealed that, in the eyes of China’s future talent, Air Products is associated with “Corporate Transparency,” “Team-oriented Work” and “Ethical Standards.”
William Wu, Country Manager China, Universum, commented, “Congratulations to Air Products for being ranked once again by natural sciences students in China as an attractive employer to work for! The honor is testament to the highly positive image your company has built among China’s Post-90s talent, thanks to your continuing abilities to understand and attract this student group.”
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. The company has collaborated 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 and career development programs, and more to inspire future talents, particularly on innovation and creative thinking, as well as leadership.
Recently, the company received the “2016 Best Brand Image Award” at the 5th China Finance Summit and was named an “Outstanding Service Provider to China Chemical Parks” by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation.
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 serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.
The company had fiscal 2015 sales of $9.9 billion and has a current market capitalization of more than $30 billion. Approximately 19,000 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.