DANBURY, Conn., February 28, 2017 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), a Fortune 300 company and recognized global leader in sustainable development, was awarded a Bronze Class distinction in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2017 for the 14th consecutive year. RobecoSAM is an investment firm focused exclusively on sustainability investing and has compiled one of the world’s most comprehensive databases of sustainability information.
Praxair was one of 13 companies recognized with a distinction in the chemical sector, one of only two U.S. companies named and the sole industrial gases company on the list. Only the top 15 percent of corporate sustainability leaders were named to the yearbook from among 2,473 companies across 60 industries.
A RobecoSAM Bronze Class distinction is awarded to companies scoring within a range of five to 10 percent of the industry’s top performing company’s score. The yearbook provides an overview of the results of RobecoSAM's annual sustainability assessment and highlights key trends shaping each of the analyzed industries.
“We are proud to have received this prestigious distinction for the 14th consecutive year,” said Riva Krut, Praxair chief sustainability officer. “This recognition is a result of Praxair's commitment to sustainability. At all levels across the company, from our own operational resource efficiency to our engagement in our communities, to how we build value with our customers and suppliers, Praxair employees are acting on our mission of making our planet more productive.”
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company with 2016 sales of $11 billion, is a leading industrial gas 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, primary metals and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.