LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 30, 2011) – Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced the release of its 2011 Sustainability Report, now available on the company's Web site at www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability/sustainability-reports.aspx. For the second consecutive year, the company's Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines, a benchmark framework used by organizations worldwide to measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance to stakeholders.
Presented in electronic format through an interactive PDF and clickable GRI Index, the Report speaks to the company's priorities around sustainability and key accomplishments and challenges, including updates on performance against emissions, energy, waste and water targets; employee safety, diversity and inclusion, and training initiatives; stakeholder engagement, including community involvement and customer relationships; and more.
"In many ways, our offerings and our applications expertise improve our customers' sustainability―= -- reducing their energy use, increasing productivity and product quality, and lowering emissions and waste -- and we continue to bring our innovation to bear," said Air Products Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John McGlade in his letter to stakeholders. "For seven decades, we've provided gases, materials and technology solutions that address pressing energy, environmental and emerging market challenges. And we'll continue to do so to win in the markets we'll serve in the future."
Read the full report: www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability/sustainability-reports.aspx.
Air Products (NYSE: APD) 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 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. 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, 2010.
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