Praxair Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report

Praxair Releases 2012 Sustainable Development Report

August 27, 2012

DANBURY, Conn. August 27, 2012 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), one of the largest industrial gases companies worldwide, has released its 2012 Sustainable Development Report. The report received the highest rating of A+ from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) representing the greatest level of disclosure.

“Praxair’s highly skilled, innovative global team consistently demonstrates our commitment to sustainable development,” said Steve Angel, Praxair’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We believe that our mission – making our planet more productive – and business strategy work together to help address some of the world’s greatest energy and environmental challenges.”

The 2012 comprehensive report provides key global disclosures in the areas of economic, environmental, and social performance and highlights efforts around the world to support how Praxair is making our planet more productive. It also presents Praxair’s carbon footprint for 2011 and information on how Praxair’s applications have enabled its customers to avoid 23 million metric tons of CO2e. This reduction exceeds all the greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted by Praxair providing a net benefit of 7 million metric tons GHG avoided.

The 2012 Sustainable Development Report is now available at:

www.praxair.com/sustainabledevelopmentreport

About the Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world to enable greater organizational transparency. The Framework, including the Reporting Guidelines, sets out the Principles and Indicators organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of the Guidelines, which are freely available to the public.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2011 sales of $11 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing 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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Phone: 1-203-837-2663

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