Air Products has announced that it has been named one of the ‘2016 Best Employers’ in the chemical industry in China. The award was bestowed by a well-known professional recruitment website in the country.

Conducted by www.800hr.com under the theme ‘Let Employees Rate Their Employers’, the selection comprised of public voting and an expert panel’s evaluation and spanned a three-month period.

Companies from the construction, chemical, medical and finance industries were selected based on the criteria of enterprise influence, growth potential, offerings, work environments, talent development, and compensation and benefits.

The recognition was aimed to create employer references for the job market by building awareness of companies and their image.

Lucy Lv, director, China Human Resources at Air Products, said, “We are glad to receive the honour which represents the support and recognition by the general public as well as our employees. It is another good testimony to our longstanding effort in talent development.”

“China is a high growth region for Air Products. As the country continues to grow and upgrade its manufacturing industry under the government’s ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy, there is increasing need for local talent and local innovations. This also presents tremendous development opportunities for our company and our people. Guided by our core values, we are committed to growing together continuously with our employees in a culture of safety, simplicity, speed and self-confidence,” Lv added.

Air Products, one of the first multinational industrial gas corporations to enter China, has been serving and investing in the market for 30 years. The company has around 2,500 employees and over 130 production facilities serving a diversity of industries across the country. It has also established a number of regional capabilities in China including engineering capabilities, a cryogenic equipment manufacturing centre, a technology centre, a strategic sourcing centre and an IT application solutions centre.

The company has a strong commitment to nurturing China’s future talent. Examples of initiatives include its university scholarship programmes and liquid nitrogen (LIN) Ambassador Programme to demonstrate to local schools and communities the application of gas science in our daily lives through experiments. Prior to this latest award, the company has also been selected by university students majoring in natural sciences as the ‘Top 100 Most Attractive Employers in China’ in 2016 for the fourth consecutive year.