Air Products has recently received the “China Best Employer Award 2011” top 100 nomination recognising its contribution to talent recruitment and development in China.

Air Products was one of six companies from the chemical industry receiving this recognition.

The award was jointly organized by Peking University corporate social responsibility and employer brand communication center, China Education Television “ZHILAIZHIWANG”, and “ZHAOPIN.COM”.

Over 1,100 companies participated this year, and the top 100 nominations were presented to those companies who are in fast-growing industries and have strong positions in first, second and third tier cities in China.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Thea Seveland, China talent management manager at Air Products.

“Building long-lasting relationships with our customers, employees and suppliers is a core value at Air Products. This award is a great recognition of our talent recruitment and development efforts.”

“We will continue to grow with and develop our employees in China.”

Air Products has been serving the China market for 25 years and was one of the first multinational industrial gas corporations to invest in the country.

The company has established a strong market position with more than 40 operating entities and 50 production facilities in Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern China serving a diversity of markets and is expanding into new regions.

It has also established a number of regional capabilities in China including engineering capabilities, a cryogenic equipment manufacturing center, a technology center and a strategic sourcing center.

The company has tripled its workforce to over 2,400 employees from 2003 to support its high-growth needs.

“Talent is critical to the success of our business at Air Products,” said Lucy Lv, China HR director at Air Products.

“We are delighted with this award as it is testimony to the success of our talent retention and development programs. We will continually strive to provide our employees with a cohesive work environment integrated with learning and growth opportunities.” 

In addition to implementing its strategic talent planning, development and management in China, Air Products has been actively partnering with China’s leading universities to cultivate talents while driving development of advanced technologies for its growth and to support the energy efficiency and environmental improvement targets under China’s 12th Five Year Plan.