LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world leading industrial gases company, today announced that it has won the 'Best Social Responsibility Brand Award 2016' at the 6th China Charity Festival. For the second consecutive year, Air Products was among leading or fast growing companies from various industries, including Pfizer, Starbucks and LANXESS, receiving this honor.
The China Charity Festival is a non-profit event advocating philanthropic spirit and behaviors of individuals and organizations, co-organized annually by over 30 Chinese mainstream media outlets since 2011. Its judging panel, comprising leaders and experts from public welfare organizations, consulting firms, institutions and media, evaluates candidates and their projects based on various indicators, including sustainability, creativity, credibility, adaptability and level of influence. Air Products was recognized for its good sustainability performance and continued social responsibility contributions.
"Sustainability is a core value at Air Products, and winning this award for another year is great testimony to our longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility in China," said Saw Choon Seong, China president, Industrial Gases, at Air Products. "As China continues to transition to a more sustainable growth under the government's 13th Five Year Plan, we pledge to build a better future for the country together with our customers, our employees and the community through our innovative offerings and corporate citizenship."
According to its 2016 Sustainability Report published recently, Air Products has exceeded nearly all of its 2015 goals with 55 percent of its revenue generated from sustainable offerings that improve energy efficiency, lower emissions and meet societal needs.
The company has been serving the China market for 30 years with its leading-edge products and technologies that help manufacturers and industries improve productivity, efficiency, quality and environmental performance. Air Products has also been actively driving and participating in a variety of corporate social responsibility initiatives, including its university scholarship programs to cultivate future talent and liquid nitrogen (LIN) Ambassador Program to demonstrate to local schools and communities the application of gas science in our daily lives through experiments.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company's core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.
The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $9.5 billion and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 17,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world's safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.
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