January 15, 2019 Shanghai, China
Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced that it has been honored with the Best Social Responsibility Brand Award 2018 at the 8th China Charity Festival, an influential event co-organized annually by over 30 Chinese mainstream media outlets since 2011 to advocate philanthropic spirit and behaviors. This is the fourth consecutive year that the company has been recognized for its corporate citizenship and outstanding contributions to social development in China.
Themed “Public Welfare Creates Beautiful Life”, the 8th China Charity Festival held from January 14-15 in Beijing honored over 300 leading companies from a wide range of industries with various awards. Air Products was evaluated according to the comprehensive indicators of sustainability, creativity, adaptability, credibility and level of influence, and finally selected by the judging panel comprising public welfare organizations, consulting firms, institutions, academics and media.
“Safely and responsibly caring for our employees, customers, communities and the environment is a core value at Air Products. Receiving the honor for another year is a strong recognition of our long-term commitment and contributions to corporate social responsibility in China,” said Saw Choon Seong, China president at Air Products. “The honor goes to all our employees who are passionate about fulfilling Air Products’ higher purpose beyond excellent business performance, and proud to innovate and solve challenges as empowered by our inclusive culture. We will continue to help our customers and communities to build a better future with our innovative solutions that benefit the environment and enhance sustainability under the Chinese government’s 13th Five-Year Plan and beyond.”
In 2016, Air Products set new sustainability goals across all aspects of its Grow-Conserve-Care sustainability framework, aiming to grow responsibly with more than 50 percent of its revenues generated by offerings that improve energy efficiency, lower emissions and meet societal needs; conserve resources and reduce environmental footprints; and care for its employees, customers and the communities.
In China, the company has been helping manufacturers and industries improve productivity, efficiency, quality and environmental performance with its leading-edge products and technologies for over 30 years. It has been actively driving and participating in a variety of corporate social responsibility initiatives, including a Liquid Nitrogen (LIN) Ambassador Program to foster the next generation’s interest in science and innovation, collaboration with leading local universities and other parties on various efforts such as research and development, best practice and knowledge transfer, campaign sponsorships, scholarships and internships to cultivate future talent and advance gas application technology development.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 75 years. The company provides industrial gases and related equipment to dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2018 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $35 billion. Approximately 16,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. 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, 2018.