DANBURY, Conn., April 20, 2017 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), a recognized global leader in sustainable development, has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s (CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2017. This is the fifth consecutive year Praxair has been recognized by this publication.
The 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List recognized Praxair for its leadership and achievements based on the company’s performance in seven categories: environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, governance, corporate philanthropy & community support, and financial. The list ranks all companies in the Russell 1000® Index.
Last year, Praxair applications enabled 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 more than 125 million people globally. Additionally, in 2016, Praxair employees executed community engagement projects that benefited approximately 350,000 people, or more than 13 beneficiaries for each employee.
“Our employees worldwide are responsible for Praxair’s continued achievements in the area of corporate social responsibility,” said Dr. Riva Krut, Praxair vice president and chief sustainability officer. “From their commitment to having a positive impact in our communities to developing technologies that enable Praxair and its customers to be more efficient and use fewer natural resources, they are truly making our planet more productive.”
Praxair is committed to sustainable development and has been widely recognized for its efforts. In 2016, the company was named to the World Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the 14th consecutive year and received a perfect score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign for workplace equality and advocacy. Additionally, Praxair was named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information about Praxair’s sustainable development program, please visit the company’s Reporting Center at http://www.praxair.com/our-company/sustainable-development.
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.