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SOURCE Air Products
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has again been recognized for its sustainability commitment and performance, with Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) naming the company one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2014.
The top 100 corporate responsibility leaders are selected from the large-cap Russell 1000® based on publicly available information across seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. Environmental, social and governance firm IW Financial provides the data, while the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association governs the methodology.
Commenting on the honor, Air Products' Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John McGlade said, "Making the world more productive, energy efficient and sustainable is our core purpose at Air Products. We are very proud to again be included on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. This recognition reflects our focus on growing responsibly and solving our customers' toughest challenges, protecting the environment and conserving resources, and caring for each other and the hundreds of communities we operate in throughout the world."
Supplying more than 30 industries, Air Products supplies industrial and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and technology to help improve productivity, energy efficiency, product quality and environmental performance. As global energy, environment and emerging market trends continue to accelerate, Air Products continues to build leading positions, including: hydrogen for cleaner transportation fuels, oxygen for more efficient combustion and gasification, LNG equipment for cleaner energy production, specialty materials for electronics manufacturing to help keep us connected in our digital world, and performance materials for end products with less environmental impact.
To learn more about Sustainability at Air Products, visit the company's Sustainability Web site.
About CR Magazine
SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com), the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List, which has been ranked one of America's three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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