Air Products (NYSE:APD) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) 2016/2017, again ranked among the top 20 percent of companies in its industry for corporate sustainability performance.
Annually, RobecoSAM invites more than 3,000 publicly traded companies to complete its Corporate Sustainability Assessment, which is used to evaluate each company’s economic, environmental, social and governance practices. The companies best managing sustainability opportunities and risks are then selected for inclusion in the DJSI Indices based on an assessment of general and industry-specific sustainability criteria.
“We are pleased to again be listed by the DJSI. Air Products is committed to being among the best in our industry in sustainability, which is also a very important expectation of many of our customers, investors and other key stakeholders. Recognition by sustainability indexes like the DJSI is validation of our commitment to being excellent in what we do,” said Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Air Products. “However, we recognize that the sustainability bar continues to rise, and we need to continue improving the way we do business to remain among the leaders in our industry sector.”
Air Products strives daily to achieve its sustainability goals through its “Grow,” “Conserve,” and “Care” operational initiatives. These initiatives aim to:
- Grow responsibly through sustainability driven opportunities that enable customers to improve sustainability performance through higher productivity, better quality products, reduced energy use, and lower emissions;
- Conserve resources and reduce environmental footprints by setting aggressive environmental performance goals for greenhouse gases, energy, water, and fleet emissions, and measuring progress to continually improve Air Products’ own operations; and
- Care for employees, customers and communities, underpinned by a culture of safety, simplicity, speed, and self-confidence. Air Products’ goal is zero accidents and zero incidents. The Company is committed to developing its people, supporting communities where it has operations, engaging suppliers, and upholding its integrity.
In addition to the DJSI North America Index, Air Products is also listed prominently on other sustainability indices and is recognized for its sustainability practices and achievements around the globe. For more information about sustainability at Air Products, visit: www.airproducts.com/sustainability.