Over the past six years, Air Products has received the same honor four times, and also won both of the Overall Community Care Award and Best Community Program Award two times.
“Sustainability is part of Air Products’ higher purpose and at the core of everything we do. Through the Air Products Foundation and our employees’ joint efforts, we continued to expand our CSR programs in 2020 amid challenging times posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Working together, we have continued to make a positive impact on the communities where we operate,” said Simon Moore, vice president, Investor Relations, Corporate Relations and Sustainability at Air Products.
Air Products’ key CSR activities in China in 2020 included:
- Launched a new program to help provide safe and healthy drinking water through the Air Products Foundation to more than 12,000 students at 17 rural schools in Xiangyuan county, Shanxi Province.
- Continuing its LIN (liquid nitrogen) Ambassador gas science education program to foster the next generation’s interest in innovation and scientific thinking through fun and safe LIN experiments. Now in its sixth year, the program has reached more than 7,000 students and teachers in 20 cities across the country.
- Supported COVID-19 rescue and recovery efforts, including an immediate donation of 500,000 renminbi, approximately $70,000, to support the most urgent medical care needs; a $100,000 grant via the Air Products Foundation to assist recovery efforts; and deliveries of most needed medical liquid oxygen and helium to hospitals.