As I have said, true character is revealed in difficult times. This year, as one team
, you adapted to the realities of COVID-19 and demonstrated resolve, commitment and compassion. You ensured our customers were safely and reliably supplied with essential products and services. You stood together in our shared humanity and equality
, demonstrating our Company’s values through your words and actions. You helped welcome over 1,500 new colleagues
to Air Products. These new employees, working alongside you, will support our continued growth together and help execute the many projects we are pursuing and winning around the world. You also provided your support and talents to our communities in creative ways, helping them to weather the pandemic. I am honored to be part of this winning team
. I am also proud to say that we kept our promise to not lay off employees nor reduce salaries during this crisis.
Your Behaviors Matter
As we enter the holiday period for many around the world, I ask everyone to please continue to follow all of our protocols
, monitor your health daily, self-report (even during holiday time), and comply with local restrictions and requirements. We know that when COVID-19 and safety protocols are followed, they work. We all need to maintain our discipline
. It is our personal behaviors―inside and outside of work―that will help keep each other, our families and friends, and our communities safe.
As we move forward into 2021, I want you to know that there are many great things ahead for Air Products
. We continue to operate from a position of financial strength
. In the new year, we can look forward to even stronger collaboration and innovation
alongside our customers, from the smallest cylinder to the largest megaproject - and everything in between. We will continue the good work we are doing to advance our culture
of diversity, inclusion and belonging. We will continue to further improve sustainability performance
for ourselves and our customers. We will stand together
, knowing that the work we are doing to provide solutions to energy and environmental challenges is truly fulfilling a higher purpose for the world
I wish you and your families a safe and healthy holiday season.