Improving air quality for better environment and health
The air is a common, vital and universal good. Its quality is threatened in many parts of the world by unbalanced development, causing public health problems (heart disease, strokes, and respiratory diseases) and exacting a substantial cost, both human and financial, to society.
Air pollutants are multiple: NOx, SOx, particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5), etc. The air pollution is caused in part by the burning of fossil fuels, which also produces carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas and a major cause of global warming.
Air Liquide acts responsibly to preserve environment and public health, with the objective of improving air quality and fight against global warming.
The Group works through its operations, with its R&D and technology teams and by relying on a network of international experts in the fields of industry, transportation and energy:
Thanks to the numerous applications of its products, the Group helps to develop cleaner manufacturing. Its capacity for industrial integration leads to synergies that promote energy and raw material savings and that reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gas effects.