Nigeria is a key country for the development of Air Liquide’s activities in Western Africa. With more than 50 years of experience in the country, we are well positioned to reinforce our leadership position while participating to the development of the industry sector and the society in general.
Our presence in Nigeria started in 1960, when Port Harcourt Gas Producers Ltd was incorporated as a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group. In 1992, the name was changed to Air Liquide Nigeria. Since then, we have been developing and diversifying our activities, to employ today more than 85 persons.
Air Liquide Nigeria supplies industrial gases (argon, acetylene, nitrogen) and specialty gases to a wide range of industries: steel, automotive and fabrication, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc. We also supply medical gases (medical oxygen, nitrous oxide) and equipment to public and private hospitals through our extensive network.
We are located in the three main industrial areas of the country (Port Harcourt, Lagos and Warri) in order to be as close as possible to our customers.
We also propose carbon dioxide solutions, especially for the beverage industry, in order to cope with the increasing demand of the population. When it comes to consumer expectations for beverages, food safety and quality are our main focuses.
Today we serve more than 700 customers, and we are committed to provide high quality and reliable solutions adapted to all needs, while complying with the highest safety standards. To guarantee the safety and reliability of all our operations and equipments, we are ISO 9001: 2000 certified, and we have implemented in 2006 the Industrial Management System (IMS) of the Air Liquide Group.
A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients.
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Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.
Air Liquide’s ambition is to be a leader in its industry, deliver long term performance and contribute to sustainability - with a strong commitment to climate change and energy transition at the heart of its strategy. The company’s customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable, regular and responsible growth over the long term. It relies on operational excellence, selective investments, open innovation and a network organization implemented by the Group worldwide. Through the commitment and inventiveness of its people, Air Liquide leverages energy and environment transition, changes in healthcare and digitization, and delivers greater value to all its stakeholders.
Air Liquide’s revenue amounted to more than 20 billion euros in 2020. Air Liquide is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40, EURO STOXX 50 and FTSE4Good indexes.
Safety is at the core of all our operations. Through many initiatives, projects and trainings, we guarantee the safety of our customers, assets, employees, and always deliver operational excellence.
As a Group, we are committed to effectively and constantly reducing the exposure of our employees, customers and partners to occupational and industrial risks in every affiliate worldwide. Consequently, Air Liquide Nigeria is also applying and following the Industrial Management System (IMS) provided by the Group, which covers all aspects of an industrial workplace, whether it be IT projects, operations, logistic or services. An effective compliance to the IMS is not a matter of choice; rather, it is the daily work life of Air Liquide employees.
Safety: a VALUE, not a priority
Safety is NOT a priority – priorities change hour to hour and day to day based on what is going on in our lives, our work, and the world around us. Safety is a VALUE. A value remains constant and is formed by our environment, our families, our friends, and those around us. Our value defines who we are and is, therefore, the basis on which we make our choices and decisions – a bit like our conscience – it directs us between right and wrong – safe and unsafe.
Flammable gas awareness campaign
Based on our experience in Safety processes and good practices, we have started since 2012 to lead common generic and thematic awareness Safety campaigns among our employees. After road safety, Anoxia, integrity, electric shock and overpressure, we have launched a Flammable gas campaign in 2016 in our sites of Lagos and Port Harcourt. The campaign gathered all the staff working in both sites for discussion and sharing best practices on how to better prevent flammable gas incidents at work and in daily life in general.
Road safety policy
Regarding the challenging road conditions and the statistic of road incidents in Nigeria, we have implemented some actions ahead of the worldwide Air Liquide road safety program, launched in 2016. The objective is to improve road safety in general, and guarantee operational excellence to our customers we supply across the country.
Corporate social responsibility
We are committed to improve our local environment and contribute to society in general.
We develop our activities in Nigeria with a strong commitment to ethical values and respecting all our stakeholders and local communities. We believe in sustainable development and view it as a process for realising human development in an inclusive, connected and equitable way. We recognize our responsibility as a business, to actively contribute to addressing the inequalities of the country’s past.
In order to contribute to Nigeria social-economical development through our business lines, we have identified four pillars that reflect Nigeria macro socio-economic challenges: