Caring for the communities where our employees and neighbors live and work is a long-term commitment for Air Products, and one that we take seriously. We believe in healthy and stable communities for our employees, friends and neighbors, so we work each day to help through innovative programs and partnerships.
As a global company that employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide, we feel responsible as a corporate citizen to serve others and so we value the role we play in communities where there is need.
The theme for Air Products community outreach efforts, “Working here. Living here. Giving here.” embraces three important roles that the company and its employees have played in our communities worldwide for more than 75 years.
Working here: We provide nearly 16,000 jobs to support families and communities worldwide while maintaining a commitment to be the world’s safest industrial gas company.
Living here: We embrace our responsibility to be a good neighbor. We uphold the highest environmental and sustainability standards and provide resources to strengthen educational, environmental and welfare institutions.
Giving here: Many not-for-profit institutions around the world receive grants from our foundation to support their important missions. And our employees donate significant hours toward making these organizations stronger and more vibrant.
With operations in more than 50 countries around the globe, Air Products is an integral part of local, regional, national and international economies. Our employees work and live close to our facilities, providing not only economic benefit to the community, but also a deep commitment to contribute to the health and vitality of that community.
For the well-being of our neighbors, our customers, our employees and the world around us, we are committed to being the world’s safest industrial gas company. As colleagues, we are driven to succeed by collaborating on work that is challenging and makes a difference in the world. We are a corporation committed to developing people and where professional aspirations can be nurtured and realized.
Air Products and its employees embrace the opportunity (and responsibility) to be an integral part of the communities and neighborhoods where we operate. After all, the stronger the local community, the stronger and more stable the platform from which we can run our business.
We care deeply about protecting the economic, environmental and social fabric of our communities as evidenced by our multiple awards for sustainability, including the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 2016/2017, which ranked us among the top 20 percent of companies in our industry for corporate sustainability performance. And we were again named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List (2016), which recognizes public companies with outstanding corporate responsibility performance.
Living here means acting with integrity, purpose, compassion and consideration for our neighbors.
Air Products and its employees have a long tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism.
Our people give deeply of their time and talents, too. Air Products employees served on over 150 nonprofit groups, including the United Way, which recognized us as one of only 126 Global Corporate Leaders for the United Way Worldwide.
We have also become a national leader in “Skills-based Volunteering,” whereby employees go out into the community to share their professional competencies (e.g., strategic planning, IT, human resources) and help nonprofits be more business-savvy and competitive.
“Working here, Living here, Giving here” is more than a simple set of words. It is a guiding principle that not only contributes to the success of Air Products, but also actively contributes to the fulfillment of our employees. And that’s a winning combination for our company and our communities. We are active members in our communities, and are striving to have a real impact. To that end, we have established a 2020 sustainability goal to enhance our ability to measure the positive impacts of our employee and community engagement.
In this Section:
Investing in our Communities
Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
Volunteerism and Employee Engagement
Community Projects Around the World