Air Products joins companies like Apple, Dow Chemical, Samsung, Nike, and Microsoft in being named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator in recognition of its achievements as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

The program, an initiative of the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, honors the 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovations, as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.

Air Products was previously listed by Thomson Reuters in 2013.

“Air Products was founded on an innovative idea, and this recognition is testament that innovation continues to be a core value that drives our employees to address pressing business challenges each day,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products’ Chairman, President, and CEO. “We not only create new products and technologies that solve our customers’ problems and improve their operations, but many of our innovations also deliver environmental and energy benefits for Air Products and customers alike.”

The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: Overall patent volume, patent application-to-grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations. This objective formula identifies the companies around the world that are discovering new inventions, protecting them from infringers and commercializing them.