Sustainability is at the core of our Higher Purpose to bring people together to collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. We live our Higher Purpose through the two pillars of our business strategy with sustainability as the foundation: our core industrial gases business and our blue and green hydrogen business. We are in the fortunate position of being able to do good for the planet, while at the same time seeking returns for our shareholders.
During the past year, we have strengthened our sustainability goals for the future, announced impressive capital spending targets for energy transition projects, and continued work on several world-scale, first-mover clean energy projects focused on decarbonizing heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors.
Our sustainability goals reflect our aspirations to enable and accelerate the global energy transition and achieve our overarching Company goal to be the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gas company in the world, providing excellent service to our customers. Fundamentally, it is our people who are the real enablers of a cleaner future, working alongside our customers to help solve pressing energy and environmental challenges.
To manage sustainability and make progress towards our goals, we use a Sustainability Implementation Framework
comprised of three areas — Grow, Conserve and Care. Our sustainability initiatives and programs
are defined in line with these three areas, and our sustainability goals are lined up accordingly.
Ensuring the safety of our employees, customers and the communities where we work is fundamental to our daily operations around the world. Learn More
Green Finance Framework
We have established our Green Finance Framework to further align our financing activities with our sustainability strategy and commitments. The Framework outlines the methodology and principles for green finance instruments that may be issued by Air Products to finance and/or refinance eligible projects contributing to our sustainability strategy.
Landscaping Design Rooted in Sustainability
The landscaping at Air Products' global headquarters is part of a diverse ecosystem and pollinator-friendly meadows project designed to reduce water, fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides. It is a deliberately different look than traditional frequently cut and treated lawns, and is meant to offer a diverse habitat for wildlife while conserving resources, which aligns with our commitment to sustainability.
The multi-year meadow project includes areas planted with native grasses and wild-flowers that will be allowed to grow tall so they attract wildlife, support pollinators (like hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies), and offer a changing view through the seasons.
You can learn more about this growing trend in corporate landscaping and see additional photos of our global headquarters campus in this New York Times article.
We are committed to helping our customers improve their sustainability performance, reducing our environmental impacts, and supporting our employees, communities and stakeholders. See how we are putting our sustainability commitments into action to make a difference for our world.
Air Products was named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2023 by Forbes Magazine. Moving up from 17th in 2022 to number four in the annual overall rankings, Air Products is ranked as the top company in the construction, oil and gas operations, mining and chemicals industry group.