Praxair has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices for the 13th consecutive year.

The recognition comes in light of the company’s long-standing commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Praxair is the only US-based company in the chemical sector to be selected for the World DJSI for so many consecutive years.

“Our sustainable development programs have been institutionalized over decades and form the foundation of our mission – making our planet more productive,” said Praxair Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Riva Krut. “From safety to operational discipline and environmental stewardship to innovation, sustainable development is a key element of our financial results and long-term business success. This recognition is the direct result of years of hard work and the dedication of our employees globally and we thank them for their efforts.”

DJSI selections are based on an in-depth analysis of a company’s economic, environmental and social practices including corporate governance, risk management, innovation, environmental management and strategy, supply-chain standards, and safety and labor practices. Emphasis is also placed on industry-specific risks and opportunities.