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Sustainability creates our growth opportunities, and our growth opportunities support our sustainability focus and goals. 

Air Products’ higher purpose is to bring people together to collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. We live our purpose through our business strategy and our efforts to protect the environment and care for our stakeholders. These are the underlying concepts of our Grow-Conserve-Care sustainability approach.

Sustainability is embedded in Air Products’ business strategy, which is focused on serving energy, environmental and emerging markets. This strategy is evidenced through the products, technologies, and services we offer, and the projects we carry out. Our offerings and expertise help our customers experience higher productivity, better quality products, reduced energy use, and lower emissions. 

We believe that solving sustainability challenges is good business and the right thing to do. 

Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi to Receive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Leadership Award from Chemical Marketing & Economics (CME)

Message from Chairman, President and CEO

Our world is confronted with incomparable challenges, including the global threat of climate change. There is much talk about the energy transition, but only companies and countries taking real action through real investment in real projects will make a meaningful difference. At Air Products, I am proud that our more than 20,000 worldwide employees are taking real action, developing and executing first-mover projects providing real sustainability benefits. In doing so, they are living our higher purpose as a company and bringing lower-carbon forms of energy to the world.
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Our Commitments and Contributions

Air Products has announced an additional set of commitments that further demonstrate our sustainability strategy in action. We are setting a new “Third by ‘30” CO₂ emissions intensity (kg CO₂ /MM BTU) goal for Scope 3 emissions, pledging to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and bringing our capital commitment to first-mover projects to $15 billion through 2027. These commitments complement and reinforce Air Products’ growth strategy of building our business to deliver climate benefits and work alongside our customers on their sustainability journey.
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The Future of Energy

We believe that hydrogen, the most plentiful of all the elements, will provide a significant source of energy for the future. As the world’s largest hydrogen producer with over 60 years of experience, we are experts in delivering safe, end-to-end solutions, investing in real, clean energy projects at scale, and helping to move industry forward in its energy transition.

Working in partnership, we are already creating a world built on hydrogen, where hydrogen and fuel cell technology will play a central role in decarbonizing heavy-duty vehicles and industry. By producing and distributing clean hydrogen energy solutions, Air Products is helping to build a vibrant pathway to a cleaner energy.

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Hydrogen for Mobility-rebranded

Hydrogen for Mobility: Generating a Cleaner Future

Air Products’ higher purpose includes addressing the world’s need for clean energy and materials while reducing environmental impacts. Hydrogen is key to rising to these challenges, and our H2fM Hydrogen for Mobility solutions cover the entire value chain for hydrogen fueling.

Generating a cleaner future involves experience, investment and innovation on a world scale. We have the technology, the track record, the capital and the ambition to be a first-mover in bringing the hydrogen economy to scale.

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Sustainability: At the Heart of Our Business and Our Growth

At Air Products, Sustainability is a core value; it’s at the heart of what we have done as a business for 80 years. By their very nature, industrial gases and our applications help customers to reduce their energy consumption, lower emissions and boost productivity. We also are playing a lead role in helping to address significant energy and environmental challenges through gasification, carbon capture and hydrogen for mobility solutions. Ultimately, we are driven by an important ambition: to work together and innovate solutions to the world’s energy and environmental challenges.
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Sustainability in Action

We are committed to helping our customers improve their sustainability performance, reducing our environmental impacts, and supporting our employees, communities and stakeholders. See how we are putting our sustainability commitments into action to make a difference for our world.
Feng Yan, Air Products China vice president, accepting Sustainability Role Model Award 2022

Air Products Recognized as Sustainability Role Model

Air Products was one of 20 companies honored with the prestigious Sustainability Role Model Award 2022 at the 12th China Philanthropy Festival. The award recognizes the company for its outstanding contributions to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and China’s sustainable development. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Air Products has been recognized at this influential event.
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