The Storebrand ranking is based on the financial, social and environmental performances of Air Liquide, which has a long-standing commitment to sustainable development. The Group has been successful in maintaining its ranking by seeking continuous improvement in its performances in the areas of social and environmental responsibility.
As evidence of its commitment, Air Liquide has set eight “sustainable development” objectives, and has defined a series of precise indicators that are used to evaluate its performances in the area. This data is published annually in the Sustainable Development Report, and measures the efforts and progress made by the Group.
In 2009, the Group improved its score for several of these indicators:
The Group’s commitment to the community and society has been exemplified since 2008 by the Air Liquide Foundation, which supports research projects in the area of Health and the Environment and contributes to the local development of countries in which the Group operates: to date, a total of 38 projects have received support, including 32 micro-initiatives in 16 countries!
The Group earns 36% of its revenue through applications that preserve life and the environment, and allocates 60% of its R&D investment to these areas.