“Our expertise, backed by a diversified and deeply resilient business model, enables us to deliver sustained growth today while resolutely preparing the future,” said, Benoît Potier, Chairman and CEO of Air Liquide.
“In that context we are introducing new ambitious Sustainability commitments, aiming at making a meaningful difference. Not only do we intend to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and harness climate change and energy transition with hydrogen playing a key role in our roadmap, but we also include healthcare, human resources and governance as part of our ESG objectives.”
“With this global ambition, Air Liquide is making the commitment to ACT today for a sustainable future.”
In addition to its clean energy commitments, Air Liquide also wants to reinforce its societal contribution by improving the quality of life of chronic patients at home in mature economics and by facilitating access to medical oxygen for rural communities in low and middle income countries.
To do this, the company will promote customised care pathways for patients, equip primary care facilities in villages with oxygen and provide expertise in coalitions to support local communities and expland partnerships with NGOs.
With safety as a prerequisite for action, the Air Liquide will engage with its employees to provide a common basis of CARE COVERAGE for 100% of its employees, as well as promote inclusion and diversity with a target to reach 35% of women among Managers & Professionals by 2025.
”We will thus continue to create a safe, inclusive and engaging workplace. Moreover, we will provide employees with the opportunity to devote time to a mission or a local project in line with the Group’s ESG objectives,” the company said in a statement.