2022 Annual Report
A world of challenges
What does it mean to advance? At Air Liquide, a group defined by future-oriented thinking, advancing means inventing the future by responding to the challenges facing society and seeing them as opportunities instead of roadblocks. It means tackling climate change, contributing to the transformation of healthcare systems, accelerating key markets of the future, supporting industry progress and continually renewing our commitment to develop concrete solutions that have a real impact. And most of all, it means delivering long-term, sustainable performance for all our stakeholders.
Interview with Dr Stefan Larsson
Chairman and Co-Founder of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
Interview with Taki Nkhumeleni
Large Industries & Industrial Merchant (LIM) Program Director for Europe Industries at Air Liquide
Interview with Olivier Mareuse
Executive Vice President, Director of Asset Management and of Saving Funds at Caisse des Dépôts, member of the Executive Committee of Caisse des Dépôts
Interview with Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega
Director of the Energy & Climate Center at the French Institute for International Relations (Institut français des relations internationales - IFRI)
Interview with Luana Cattan
Chemical engineering Master’s student at University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil
Advancing with confidence
Advancing with confidence is advancing together with our stakeholders toward a sustainable future. It is a conviction that has led us to put sustainable development at the heart of our growth model. It is a mindset and an ambition embodied by everyone in the Group and those within our ecosystem.
Advancing to meet the world’s challenges
Advancing to meet challenges that the world is facing means making innovation the driving force of our business strategy. It is leveraging our expertise to address the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. It is bringing to life the cutting-edge technology that will accelerate the key markets of the future. And it is embracing a leading role in developing solutions that matter for society.
Reducing CO₂ emissions at the world’s largest oxygen plan
In a way, these units are coming back home,” says Jens Juckel, gesturing toward a line of seven rectangular towers rising from a mesh of ground-level piping. But, of course, these air separation units (ASU) located in Secunda, in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, aren’t going anywhere.
Delivering the world’s glass with less gas
Entering the meeting room at the Verallia glass plant in Pescia, Italy, the first thing one notices is all the bottles of water in the middle of the table.
Building the future of renewable hydrogen in Normand’Hy
“This is where Air Liquide’s electrolyzer will be built,” indicates Rahim Salemkour, Project Director. “It is scheduled to be commissioned in 2025 and will be the largest in the world.” We are in Port-Jérôme, a small town in a region of Normandy, France, that is known for its industrial prowess.
Advanced materials for sustainable electronics
When people hear ‘advanced materials,’” says Jiro Yokota, “they often think that we are dealing with simple, plug-and-play solutions: ‘Just exchange material A for material B to save X amount of money in production,’” says the Technology Program Manager at Air Liquide Advanced Materials.
Advancing with you
Advancing with you is recognizing the journey toward a sustainable future as a joint endeavor requiring collaboration throughout our entire ecosystem. It is forging meaningful connections with employees, customers, patients, shareholders and all other stakeholders. It means acting for all in the pursuit of a more sustainable, just and equitable world.
Leading by example
Interview with Lori Kuiper, Orbital, Heating and Pipe Product Manager, Red-D-Arc, part of Airgas, Air Liquide’s U.S. subsidiary
A joint approach to reducing CO₂ emissions
Interview with Thomas Römer, Chief Procurement Officer at Covestro
Elevating the voices of patients
Interview with Elisabeth Dupont, Regional Manager Europe at the International Diabetes Federation
Joining forces to help communities
Interview with Maria Wojtacha, Director of the Fundacja Internationaler Bund Polska
Investing is a social commitment
Interview with Virginie I., an Air Liquide individual Shareholder