Air Liquide China receives "2016 Best Brand Image" award at the 5th China Finance Summit

2016-07-22 15:00 2596

SHANGHAI, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 21, Air Liquide China received the"2016 Best Brand Image" award at the 5th China Finance Summit, which was held in Beijing. The award recognizes the brand awareness and influence of companies operating in China. Air Liquide was among 30 leading companies from various industries to be recognized at the event.

"2016 Best Brand Image" award trophy
"2016 Best Brand Image" award trophy

Co-organized by around 30 general and business media in China -- including, China Daily and -- the China Finance Summit is one of the most influential business events in China focusing on Corporate Sustainability in conjunction with the nation's economic transformation and development. The event pays tribute to organizations and individuals contributing significantly to the country's economic growth and social advancement.

Yan Jinping, Chief Operating Officer of Air Liquide China, commented: "It's our great honor to receive this award. Air Liquide China dedicates itself to creating value over the long term through various approaches from advocating safe and reliable operations, and promoting innovation and environmental protection, to attracting and nurturing talents as well as fulfilling our corporate sustainability engagement. This award inspires us to continue our efforts as a responsible corporate citizen and to contribute to the sustainable growth of China."

Responsibility is at the core of Air Liquide China's business. Through its continuous efforts in advocating an environmental-friendly mindset, the company offers innovative products and solutions, as well as initiatives supporting corporate sustainability engagement. This June, Air Liquide China won the "Leading Enterprise" award in the 2015 "GoldenBee CSR China Honor Roll" for its Nexelia Oxy-combustion, an innovative combustion solution which allows users to save energy while reducing emissions. Early this year, the company was also granted the "2015 Responsible Brand Award" at the 5th China Charity Festival in Beijing for its series of sustainability initiatives which benefit the general public.

Air Liquide in China

operates nearly 90 plants and employs about 4,500 employees today, with a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, and is expanding into the center, south and west. Its main business activities include industrial and medical gas operations, Engineering & Construction (designing, manufacturing and installing air separation units/hydrogen facilities), as well as innovation activities.

Air Liquide Group

The world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 68,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients*. 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 lead its industry, deliver long-term performance and contribute to sustainability. The company's customer-centric transformation strategy aims at profitable 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 revenues amounted to €16.4 billion in 2015, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. On 23 May 2016, Air Liquide completed its acquisition of Airgas, which had revenues amounting to $5.3 billion (around €4.8 billion) for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2016.

Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and belongs to the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

* Following the acquisition of Airgas on 23 May 2016

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Source: Air Liquide China