Praxair Releases 2011 Sustainable Development Report

Praxair Releases 2011 Sustainable Development Report

July 18, 2011

DANBURY, CT, July 18, 2011 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has released its 2011 Sustainable Development Report outlining the company’s Sustainable Development Vision 2015 and reporting its annual accomplishments in the areas of economic, environmental and social responsibility.

“With intense focus and commitment over the past several years, I am proud to report that we have transformed sustainable development at Praxair into an important platform of our business strategy,” said Steve Angel, chairman and CEO. “As our 2011 report outlines, we are making great progress toward reducing our environmental footprint while helping customers worldwide improve their economic and environmental performance. By linking sustainable development to our business drivers, we are making progress and we are making a difference.”

In 2010, Praxair achieved its goal to improve greenhouse-gas intensity in hydrogen facilities, air separation units and distribution activities; generated $32.9 million in environmental benefits from productivity initiatives; and achieved its annual energy efficiency improvement target in capital project design.

The report is now available online at: www.praxair.com in the Corporate Responsibility section.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2010 sales of $10 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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