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(Archived) Praxair Recognized as Leader in Sustainable Development, Named to 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DANBURY, Conn., September 18, 2017 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) was again recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) as a world leader in sustainable industrial practices. The company was named to DJSI’s World and North American Indices and is the only U.S.-based firm in the chemical sector to be selected for those indices for 15 consecutive years. Additionally, Praxair scored highest in the North American chemical sector overall and highest in the global industrial gas sector.

DJSI selections are based on an in-depth analysis of a company’s sustainable development 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.

“We are proud to have been named to the DJSI indices for 15 years in a row as it recognizes the consistency of our commitment to global sustainable development practices,” said Praxair Chief Sustainability Officer Dr. Riva Krut. “From safety to environmental protection to our employees’ support of the communities where we live and work, sustainable development is ingrained in our culture and creates lasting value over the long term.”

For more information about Praxair’s sustainable development initiatives, please visit the company’s Reporting Center at

About Praxair

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


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