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Human rights

Air Liquide subscribes to the highest standards for the conduct of its businesses. The Group is committed to respecting Human Rights wherever it operates.

Air Liquide, through its Chairman and CEO, signed in 2014 the United Nations Global Compact ("UN Global Compact"), and is committed to sustainably integrating the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact into its strategy and operations. Each year, the Group prepares a "Communication on Progress" (COP) which aims to communicate the progress made in terms of respect for Human Rights, international labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

The Group is also a signatory to the Responsible Care® global charter, an initiative of the International Council of Chemical Associations, which aims to improve the global performance of the chemical industry in terms of health, safety and environmental protection.

Contributing to sustainable development objectives (SDO)

Air Liquide is proactively integrating SDOs into its activities in order to participate in building a more inclusive and sustainable world. SDOs are interrelated and transversal, so the Group has a holistic approach and takes action on all objectives on which it can have a positive impact

Fight against corruption

Air Liquide also takes into account themes that can be major obstacles to the protection and respect of Human Rights. With regard to corruption, international human rights mechanisms have paid increasing attention to the negative impact of corruption on the exercise of human rights. To prevent and fight against corrupt practices, Air Liquide has formalized an Anti-Corruption Code of Conduct available to all entities and available on the website

Climate change and human rights

Air Liquide is also committed to limiting the consequences of climate change. 

We are all concerned by global warming, particularly because of its harmful impacts on the planet and on human rights. Many fundamental rights will be impacted by climate change, particularly for populations that are already in a vulnerable situation. Businesses are at the heart of the climate transition, Air Liquide, through the implementation of its climate objectives, has affirmed its willingness to act for the climate. 

2019 Universal Registration Document

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