DANBURY, Conn., September 25, 2007 — For the fifth consecutive year, Praxair has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. As a member of the index, Praxair is among the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies worldwide based on selected sustainability criteria.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index was launched in 1999 as the first equity benchmark to track the performance of leading corporations that are committed to sustainability on a global scale. Corporations are selected for the index after a thorough assessment of a wide range of economic, environmental and social criteria.
"Praxair's inclusion in this global index again acknowledges our ability to manage our business for long-term success while implementing sustainable economic, social and environmental practices," said Praxair Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Angel.
Praxair is also a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index — North America.
More information on Praxair's corporate responsibility activities is available on www.praxair.com.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2006 sales of $8.3 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.
Susan Szita Gore