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Sustainable developement

Sustainable development

Create value and a sense of purpose

Creating economic value, but also contributing to meaningful growth is at the heart of the Group's development. This dynamic is not new. We have been working for a long time to combine growth and respect for the environment, especially thanks to innovation. Our company program NEOS illustrates it.

Ambition and prerequisites

Air Liquide strives to contribute to a more sustainable world. Our prerequisites to action are safety, ethics and respect of human rights.

Safety is the Group's licence to operate.

The Group also ensures strict compliance with human rights and business ethics.

Objectives

As part of our NEOS company program, the Group has set two objectives in order to contribute to sustainability.

Improve air quality, prevent global warming and support the energy transition

For many years now, the Group has been committed to a sustainable growth, notably to limit its own CO2 emissions as well as those of its customers. As part of its global approach to climate, Air Liquide sets the most ambitious objectives of its sector. The Group’s commitments seek not only to reduce the carbon intensity of its activities but also to work with its customers toward a sustainable industry and to contribute to the development of a low-carbon society.

The Group’s activities, its expertise in terms of air, breathing and healthcare as well as its products and services related to the energy transition, enables it to work towards improving air quality.

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Active dialogue with key players

These objectives are also in their nature, involving all our stakeholders in a common dynamic: employees, customers, shareholders and partners.

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Commitments

Air Liquide contributes through its business and its commitment to reach certain Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced by the UN to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and guarantee prosperity for all by 2030.

Air Liquide is dedicated to the highest standards for the conduct of its business. Air Liquide, through its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has signed the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative in which the 10 founding principles relate to Human Rights, international labor standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.

The Global Compact, Responsible Care® Good Chemistry at Work

Moreover, Air Liquide has signed the Responsible Care® Global Charter, an initiative of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) which aims to improve global performances in the chemical industry in terms of health, safety and the protection of the environment.

2017 Sustainable Development Report

2017 Sustainable Development Report

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