LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE:APD)—a leading international supplier of gases, materials, equipment and technology solutions—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 2013.
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. Our inclusion on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List again this year reflects our people's passion for solving tough customer challenges, caring for our communities, and improving our own environmental and operating performance."
Supplying more than 30 industries, Air Products' gases, materials and applications expertise 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, 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. SharedXpertise alongside the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association ( www.croassociation.org) are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners. 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 20,000 employees in over 50 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 2012, Air Products had sales of approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit http://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, 2012. SOURCE Air Products