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Air Products Sponsors the Pune FLO Half Marathon by FICCI FLO to Demonstrate Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world-leading global industrial gases company with substantial operations in India is supporting the Pune Half Marathon organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ladies Organization, to be held on 28 October 2018. Extending its ongoing commitment towards promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and providing gainful platforms for the advancement of women, the company is supporting the run for women empowerment as a Silver Sponsor. Through this annual event, the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) aims to create an environment which celebrates the empowerment of women and encourages increasing employment and entrepreneurship. 

The Pune Half Marathon, now in its fourth year and the flagship event of the FICCI FLO, which is the largest women organisation in Asia, has experienced phenomenal success. With over 7,000 participants last year, runners included senior executives from corporations, women entrepreneurs, professional runners and home makers alike.

Mr. Sadhan Banerjee, Managing Director, Air Products India said, “Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture at Air Products. We believe all people bring their unique perspectives to the workplace which are essential elements to foster innovation, enabling us to be the leaders in the wide range of markets we serve. We realise the immense value women bring to the table across different environments and we at Air Products India aim to do our best in encouraging and supporting them in every possible way. FICCI FLO shares this belief and we are immensely proud to be part of this event.” 

“At Air Products, we are dedicated towards fostering a collaborative work environment where everyone can achieve their truest potential. Our vision is to create a respectful workplace where we routinely seek out diverse thinking and where people are fully empowered to express their viewpoints,” added Caroline France, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Strategic Workforce Planning, and Learning & Development, Air Products.

Chairperson of FICCI FLO Pune Chapter, Ms. Sangeeta Lalwani said, “We are delighted to be associated with Air Products India. We at FICCI FLO have been dedicated to the cause of women welfare for several years now. It is our strong belief that with the right support, we can significantly extend our efforts towards gender equality and greater prospects for women.”

The 4th edition of the FLO Half Marathon 2018 will be held at Magarpatta Cricket Ground (Aryans Cricket Club), Magarpatta City, Pune, and is expected to witness a footfall of over 10,000 participants.

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