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Air Products Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Published on 2010-09-13. Author : SpecialChem

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. -- Air Products has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index as one of the best performing sustainable companies for 2010/11.

Produced by Sustainable Asset Management Group (based in Zurich, Switzerland) together with Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Limited, the DJSI Indexes evaluate the economic, environmental and social performance of sustainability-driven companies across 57 industry groups. Only the top 20 percent of the 600 largest North American companies are ultimately selected for the DJSI North America Index.

A variety of sustainability criteria are considered in determining the best-in-class performers, including climate change strategies, energy consumption, human resources development, knowledge management, stakeholder relations and corporate governance.

"Our people are very proud to have our sustainability accomplishments recognized by the DJSI Indexes," said John McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. "We are proud of our performance against our environmental goals and will continue to push to higher levels of performance. At the same time, we're pleased to be able to help our customers in their efforts to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their products and manufacturing processes with our ever-expanding portfolio of gas, materials and technology offerings and solutions."

Air Products recently released its 2010 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Report describing its sustainability priorities, impacts and opportunities.

About Air Products:

Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2009, Air Products had revenues of $8.3 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 employees around the globe.

Source: Air Products

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