DANBURY, Conn., May 7, 2014 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), a Fortune 250 company and a recognized global leader in sustainable development, has once again been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List for its leadership and achievements in climate and environmental responsibility, employee engagement and diversity, and strong governance policies and practices. Praxair placed among the top 30 companies in the list, which is based on publicly available information of companies listed on the Russell 1000® Index.
“Sustainable development is not just something we talk about; it is embedded in the Praxair culture,” said Anne Roby, senior vice president responsible for Global Sustainability and Safety, Health and Environment. “We are focused not only on reducing our own carbon footprint, but also on helping our customers improve efficiencies and reduce their carbon footprint. Our 27,000 employees around the world provide efficiency, energy, environmental and social benefits to our customers, to our communities and to our planet. We are pleased that CR Magazine recognizes our contributions and commitment.”
CR Magazine selected Praxair based on the company’s performance across a variety of categories including climate change, employee relations, environmental responsibility, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy. IW Financial, an environmental, social and governance research firm, provided the data for this list, and the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association, a professional society focused on advancing corporate responsibility worldwide, established the methodology.
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2013 sales of $12 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.