Praxair, Inc. has been placed 17th on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2018. This is the sixth consecutive year the company has been recognised.
The list recognises leadership and achievements based on performance in seven categories: environmental, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial performance. The list ranks all companies in the Russell 1000® Index.
“We are honoured to be recognised by CR Magazine as a leader in corporate social responsibility,” said Dr. Riva Krut, Praxair Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer. “This achievement recognises our employees’ dedication to the environment, responsible business practices and the local communities we serve.”
In 2017, Praxair applications enabled its customers to avoid more than twice the greenhouse gases than were emitted in all of the company’s operations and to provide safe drinking water to 145 million people. Additionally, Praxair employees executed community engagement projects that benefited approximately 355,000 people or more than 13 beneficiaries per employee.
Praxair’s sustainable development has been widely recognised. In 2017, the company was named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Indices for 15 consecutive years and received a perfect score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. Additionally, Praxair was named a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute.