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Celebrating the Diversity of Our People―Air Products' Greatest Asset

In Honor of Black History Month & Women's History Month

In honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, we are saluting black and female employees who are making a difference in our company and our world. At Air Products, we are fully committed to bringing together people from different cultures and backgrounds to collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental challenges.


Honoring Martin Luther King Day with Day of Service

Air Products employees across the U.S. honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of serving others by volunteering their time at dozens of agencies in the communities where we operate. Working in teams, with families, and individually, our employees organized supplies, painted hallways, cleaned rooms, cleared hiking trails, read to children, played with shelter pets, donated food, collected clothing, and much more.

Air Products employees have a long history of giving back to our communities through our time and talent. This culture is yet another way we fulfill our higher purpose of bringing people together to collaborate solutions that improve our world. 

Investing in Our Communities

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month in February, Air Products employees were invited to participate in a series of virtual events designed to educate and inspire through engagement, dialogue and reflection. The events gave employees the opportunity to experience a four-piece jazz ensemble, African American and Afro Caribbean cuisine, African American art collections, and a virtual viewing and discussion event on the gripping documentary, "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America".

The fun and engaging virtual events were sponsored by Air Products’ Black Employees Resource Group (BERG), part of the company’s Inclusion Network which partners with leadership to create supportive communities that help attract and retain talent, raise cultural awareness, develop critical skills and competencies, and contribute to the company’s diversity and inclusion objectives.

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Creating a Diverse Workforce

We will not rest on our success. After achieving a publicly-stated goal for U.S. minority representation in professional and managerial roles four years ahead of schedule, Air Products has moved the goal line. 

In October 2020, we announced a goal to achieve at least 20 percent minority representation from a 17 percent base level in our U.S. professional and managerial population by 2025. Having already reached this objective in 2021, Air Products set a new, ambitious goal to achieve 30 percent U.S. minority representation in these roles by 2025. This is yet another measurable, transparent step toward achieving our objective of becoming the most diverse industrial gas company in the world. 

Celebrating Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month in March, Air Products facilities around the globe are hosting a variety of events to celebrate the journey and impact of influential women, both past and present, in both our company and the world. We recognize that women bring to the table vital experiences and perspectives that are essential to Air Products' goal of becoming the safest, most diverse, and most profitable industrial gas company in the world. Air Products' Women's Success Network, part of the company's Inclusion Network, is an Employee Resource Group for all that helps female employees reach their full potential by supporting their development and championing an inclusive workplace.

SWE –Tampa Bay Section Names "Engineer of the Year"

Becky Starkweather holding Engineer of the Year award from the Tampa Bay section of the Society of Women EngineersAir Products has been built by passionate, talented people who are driven to make a difference. Becky Starkweather, Engineer to Order (ETO) Systems commercial manager for Membrane Solutions, is a testament to this tradition of excellence. A 40-year career engineer, Becky was recently named Engineer of the Year by the Tampa Bay Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). The award recognizes her for her technical expertise and for actively giving back to the local community.

In her current role at Air Products, Becky leads our ETO team in Norway and China, helping globalize the Membrane Solutions business and implement tools to work smarter. Through her years of engagement with SWE in multiple regions, Becky has served in various chair positions, participated in college recruitment events, coordinated on-site events and presentations, and most importantly, mentored some of the world’s future female engineers. Becky’s passion for helping others and the environment shines through in everything she does―from her job to her volunteer activities, to how she lives her everyday life.


Fostering an Inclusive Workplace

Air Products sponsors Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as part of the company's Inclusion Network. Our ERGs create supportive communities that help attract and retain talent, raise cultural awareness, develop critical skills and competencies, and contribute to Air Products' diversity and inclusion objectives.
Asian Employee Resource Organization
Black Employee Resource Group
Ethnically Diverse Gulf Employees
Community supporting employees of all abilities
Ethnically and culturally diverse community
Hispanic Organization of Latinos and Amigos
Indian Subcontinent Employee Resource Organization
Middle East Employee Resource Group
Community supporting early career professionals
Community supporting LGBTQ+ employees
Employee group in India serving the underprivileged in communities where we operate
Veterans network
Community supporting veterans
Women's Success Network

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Air Products is creating a first-class company where people belong and matter and enjoy coming to work because they are proud of what they do.

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