SHANGHAI, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 22, Air Liquide China's green electricity consumption project was lauded at the "2017 Excellent CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Practices of Foreign-Invested Enterprises in China" award ceremony held in Beijing. This case study, together with 72 others, was compiled into a CSR report and released at the same event. The award ceremony was organized jointly by the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment and the China WTO Tribune.
Echoing China's vision for a low-carbon society, and supporting Air Liquide Group's Corporate Sustainability Program (CSP), Air Liquide China has steadily increased the use of green electricity (including wind power, nuclear power, solar power, etc.) in its daily operations. To better promote green electricity, the company also joined Green Electricity Consumption Cooperation Organization (GECCO) as one of its first corporate members this year.
Earlier this month, Air Liquide China also received in Beijing the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Communications Award from PR Newswire, a leading global provider of news release distribution and multimedia platforms. The award acknowledges Air Liquide China's active involvement in and communication of its corporate social responsibility activities as well as the company's commitment to sustainable business development.
Marcelo Fioranelli, Vice President of Air Liquide Greater China, commented: "It's our honor to receive these awards, which recognize our unwavering commitment to CSR. Air Liquide China will continue advocating a responsible corporate citizen mindset both in our business operations and CSR initiatives. We are proud to contribute to the sustainability of the local communities in which we operate."
In 2016, Air Liquide launched a five-pillar Corporate Sustainability Program (CSP) which focuses on: contributing to cleaner industries, contributing to cleaner transportation, producing clean, buying clean, and reinforcing community involvement. Today the CSP enhances Air Liquide China's efforts to foster a more sustainable world.
Air Liquide in China
operates nearly 90 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today. With a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, Air Liquide China is now expanding into the center, south and west. Its main business activities include industrial and medical gas operations, Engineering & Construction (designing, manufacturing and installing air separation units/hydrogen facilities), as well as innovation activities.
The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide's scientific territory and have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902.
Air Liquide's ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company's customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.
Air Liquide's revenue amounted to EUR18.1 billion in 2016 and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.