As part of its mission to create a cleaner, most sustainable future, Air Products has avoided 1.5 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions at its facilities since 2015 through improvements and purchased 27% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Such efforts were today (7th June) confirmed as the industrial gas giant published its Sustainability Report to highlight the moves it is making to reduce its environmental impact, both for itself and its customers.

For its customers, Air Products said it last year (2021) helped them avoid 82 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions, more than three times its combined direct and indirect emissions, through the implementation of its technologies.

gasworld understands the firm also generation 56% of revenues from sustainable offerings.

Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products, said, “Creating a cleaner, more sustainable future requires experience, investment and innovation on a world scale. At Air Products, we are making significant investments on actionable projects today that will make a meaningful difference and speed the energy transition.”

“I am proud that our more than 20,000 employees continue to develop and execute first-mover projects that provide real sustainability benefits. In doing so, they are living our higher purpose as a Company and bringing lower-carbon forms of energy to the world.”

Aside from the above, Air Products is also working on multiple world-scale projects to support the energy transition, such as its multi-billion-dollar net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, which is scheduled to come on-stream in 2024.

Another major clean energy complex is also under construction by the tier one firm in Louisiana, a move which marks Air Product’s largest ever investment in the US. The company is also working on a $2bn sustainable aviation hub in California.

The above has all contribute to Air Products being recognised on the likes of the Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, which analyses companies by market value and then ranked each by how it performed for the five constituencies of: shareholders, employees, customers, community and the planet.

Further to this, the firm was also earlier this year listed in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook for the tenth time. Also published annually, the yearbook provides in-depth analysis on corporate responsibility and showcases the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies in their respective industries.