LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Air Products (NYSE: APD) to its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2012, a top ranking of corporate responsibility leaders based on publicly available information.
Air Products is one of 100 companies selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000® based on 324 data elements in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environmental, financial, governance, human rights, and philanthropy. Environmental, social and governance firm IW Financial provides the data, and the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association -- a professional society focused on advancing corporate responsibility within companies worldwide -- governs the methodology.
"We are very proud to be recognized by CR Magazine for the improvements we're driving in sustainability performance," said John McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. "As we work to safely and responsibly care for each other, our communities and the global environment, sustainability remains a core value -- an integral part of who we are and of what we do. It's also an important driver of our growth. Customers in more than 30 industries are more productive, energy efficient and sustainable through our products and applications expertise."
To learn more, visit Air Products' Sustainability Web site at www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability/corporate-citizenship.aspx.
About CR Magazine
CR Magazine is the voice of the corporate responsibility profession covering case studies, best practices, and trends in the five primary segments of the CR profession: governance, risk, compliance; environmental sustainability; corporate social responsibility; philanthropy; and workforce/diversity.
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. More than 18,000 employees in over 40 countries supply innovative 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 2011, Air Products had sales of $10.1 billion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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