Air Products (NYSE:APD) has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2022 by Forbes Magazine. Air Products moved into the top 20 in the annual rankings and is 17th on this year’s list, up from 128th in 2021.
We know that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest assets,” said Victoria Brifo, Air Products’ Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “We are proud to again be recognized by Forbes and know there is always more work to be done as we continue to build a company culture where every employee knows that they belong and matter."
Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile its annual list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To determine the ranking, Statista surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees and pinpointed the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. Survey participants were asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation equality, as well as that of general diversity. Statista then asked respondents belonging to underrepresented groups to nominate organizations other than their own.
Air Products’ inclusion on the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list is the latest recognition for its efforts to build the most diverse industrial gas company workforce in the world. Air Products also earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index for the sixth year in a row. Air Products was awarded a gold medal rating for its Corporate Responsibility performance from EcoVadis, a multinational CSR ratings agency, for the fifth year in a row and was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for the 11th consecutive year.
It is clearly stated in Air Products’ corporate goals to be the most diverse industrial gas company in the world. To continue its efforts to build a more inclusive workplace, Air Products in 2021 announced a new goal to further increase the percentage of U.S. minorities in professional and managerial roles to 30 percent by 2025, up from a current level of 22 percent. Air Products set the new goal after reaching its previous objective of raising the population of U.S. minorities in professional and managerial positions from a base of 17 percent to 20 percent in the same time frame. Air Products also had announced a goal to achieve at least 28 percent female representation in its professional and managerial population globally by 2025, up from a 25 percent baseline.
Additional details on Air Products’ diversity and inclusion efforts can be found at airproducts.com/diversity.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for over 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and world-scale low- and zero-carbon hydrogen projects supporting global transportation and the energy transition.
The Company had fiscal 2021 sales of $10.3 billion from operations in over 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $55 billion. More than 20,000 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 or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.