LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has again been recognized as a corporate sustainability leader, ranking among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2013/2014, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability.
In addition to the World Index, Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, a sub-set of the World Index, which places it among the top 20 percent of companies in its industry in North America.
Each year, RobecoSAM and the S&P Dow Jones Indices evaluate a variety of economic, environmental, social and governance practices across the largest 2,500 companies of the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index to determine best-in-class performers.
"We are very proud to again be a component of the DJSI Indices," said John E. McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. "Air Products' core purpose is making the world more productive, energy efficient and sustainable through the offerings we provide, and today, more than half of our revenues are from products and applications that improve energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact and address social needs. Meanwhile, we continue to demonstrate progress toward our own sustainability goals and targets, with a commitment to creating long-term value for our stakeholders."In addition to the DJSI Indices, Air Products remains a component of other international sustainability indices and is recognized for its sustainability practices and achievements. For more information about sustainability at Air Products, visit: www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability.aspx.
About DJSI The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. For more about DJSI, visit: www.sustainability-indices.com. About Air ProductsAir 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 approaching $10 billion. 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, 2012. SOURCE Air Products