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Air Products Releases 3rd Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Report



 Air Products Releases 3rd Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Report

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 20, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on more than a
decade of Sustainability reporting, Air Products (NYSE: APD) has published its
third consecutive Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report,
highlighting performance and progress against its sustainability goals. GRI
has again assessed the company's latest G3.1 Guidelines-based report as
Application Level A+.

"Sustainability is not just something we report on, it's embedded in who we
are. It's inherent to our business strategy, our governance structure, our
value proposition to customers, our operations model, and our values as an
organization," said John McGlade, chairman, president and chief executive
officer of Air Products.

The report — available online and in an interactive format ideal for mobile
devices — provides 2012 economic, governance, environmental and social
performance data across the company's four pillars of sustainability
management:

  o Business Value – more than half of Air Products' annual revenues are
    derived from sustainable offerings that help customers and others down the
    value stream improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and improve
    quality and productivity, and meet social needs.
  o Environmental Stewardship –  Air Products has met or is on track to meet
    all six of its existing environmental goals, including: greenhouse gas
    emissions intensity, energy consumption, water intensity, hazardous waste,
    toxic releases, and fleet emissions.
  o Social Responsibility –  Air Products contributed more than $5.6 million
    to not-for-profit organizations, launched a renewed diversity and
    inclusion strategy to focus on business impact and talent development,
    refreshed its global safety efforts, and continued to expand its
    award-winning learning programs.
  o Governance – Air Products refreshed its Employee Code of Conduct and
    extended it to its Indura S.A. joint venture employees; surveyed suppliers
    representing approximately half of its more than $6 billion annual
    procurement spend; and supported the development of new Responsible Care®
    Process Safety and Product Safety Codes while remaining on track with EU
    Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH)
    compliance.

Air Products continues to be recognized for its sustainability commitment and
practices, including being named to the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability
World and North America Indexes and the 2013 CDP™ Global 500 and S&P500
Climate Disclosure Leadership Indices. For more information, and to access the
company's latest GRI Report, visit:

www.airproducts.com/company/Sustainability/sustainability-reports.aspx.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; band technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by
both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 20,000 employees in over
50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and
emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen,
coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and
adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more
information, visit www.airproducts.com.  

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable
expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding
important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking
statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2012.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media Inquiries: Katie McDonald, tel: (610) 481-3673; email:
mcdonace@airproducts.com, Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, tel: (610)
481-7461; email: mooresr@airproducts.com
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