MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde North America Inc. has been recognized by Keystone Foods for consistent adherence to the principles of its 2014 KEYSTAR® Corporate Social Responsibility Supplier Award Program. Keystone Foods, headquartered in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, has 29 facilities in six countries including North America and the APMEA Region (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa).
Linde has been a supplier of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to Keystone Foods for its chilling and freezing operations. "We truly appreciate receiving this award from Keystone," said Steve Lavezoli, business development manager-Key Customers for Linde. "Linde has been a supplier for Keystone for over 36 years and I'm proud to say that the Award is a tribute to the dedicated Linde men and women who work tirelessly to support Keystone's principals of CSR, which is also a core value of The Linde Group. The CSR principals we apply to the products and services we provide to Keystone are also applied to all our customers throughout the world."
Ed Delate, Keystone's vice president of CSR and Corporate Engineering, said, "Keystone Foods strives to be a responsible global business that balances environmental stewardship, social responsibility and profitable growth to operate sustainably within the global and local communities where we do business. We appreciate that Linde works in a partnership capacity to help us realize our CSR goals."
"Linde is the sole supplier of carbon dioxide and nitrogen to all Keystone production facilities in the U.S," Lavezoli said. "In the almost four decades of supplying Keystone, Linde has introduced some very significant advances in food chilling and freezing technologies to Keystone operations in the U.S., as well as engineering support and global technology transfer in the U.S. and around the world."
Linde was recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the company's continual improvements in sustainability performance. For more details, go to Linde CSR Report 2013
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Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of $23.1 bn (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
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