Air Products has been awarded a gold medal for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance in 2018 from EcoVadis, a multinational CSR ratings agency.

It is the second year in a row in which Air Products has achieved the gold medal designation and EcoVadis’ highest distinction.

“We are pleased to have earned gold medal status again this year,” said Richard Boocock, Senior Vice-President, Chief Information Officer and Special Advisor to the Chairman at Air Products.

“Customers, current and future employees, and other stakeholders around the world are increasingly requesting information on a company’s CSR programmes and policies before conducting business.

“Finishing in the top five percent of companies examined by EcoVadis is a great achievement that we are proud of, is a validation of our belief in the higher purpose of our company and is a true benefit to our business,” Boocock continued.

EcoVadis rates and continually monitors a company’s CSR management and progress while offering tools to drive improvement. EcoVadis’ rating methodology is based on 21 CSR criteria, which are organised in four main categories including: Environment; Labour & Human Rights; Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.

Throughout the past year, Air Products has achieved several sustainability and other workplace related recognition listing and awards.