Air Products has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index which reflects the company’s standing as a premier performing sustainable company for 2010-2011.
The DJSI Indexes are jointly produced by STOXX Limited, Sustainable Asset Management Group and Dow Jones Indexes. They aim to monitor the economic, environmental and social performance of sustainability-motivated companies across 57 industries. Of the 600 largest North American companies, only the upper 20% are selected for the DJSI North America index.
John McGlade, company Chairman, President and CEO, stated, “Our people are very proud to have our sustainability accomplishments recognised by the DJSI Indexes. We are proud of our performance against our environmental goals and will continue to push to higher levels of performance.$quot;
He continued, $quot;At the same time, we’re pleased to be able to help our customers in their efforts to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their products and manufacturing processes with our ever-expanding portfolio of gas, materials and technology offerings and solutions.”
Companies are assessed by various criteria including climate change strategies, energy consumption, human resources development, knowledge management, stakeholder relations and corporate governance.