Praxair has been named one of the best US employers for women by Forbes.

The list was compiled based on the results of an independent survey of 40,000 people across the US, working at companies with at least 1,000 employees.

“We are honoured to be named by Forbes as one of the best employers for women in 2018,” said David Strauss, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Praxair.

“Commitment to gender diversity is not an option, it is a necessity. This recognition demonstrates our dedication to creating a workplace that values diverse perspectives and believes that a variety of experiences result in a more productive work environment.”

The survey was conducted independent of any employer input. Employees were asked to provide anonymous feedback and to rate their organisations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others. Forbes then asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity. The final list includes the 300 employers that both scored the highest on the survey and have the most gender diverse boards and executive ranks.