Praxair's Global Giving Program
Giving back is a core value at Praxair
In 2014, Praxair’s Global Giving Program contributed $6.6 million to help provide educational opportunities, promote cultural diversity, improve access to health & wellness programs and preserve and protect the environment around the world. Our Global Giving dollars also go a long way toward supporting key business initiatives. We provide scholarships to community colleges and technical schools for critical skills that are needed in local workforces. And, we make contributions to organizations and universities to support the expansion of STEM education.
Through Praxair’s Global Giving Program, eligible personal contributions made by full-time U.S. Praxair employees and its wholly owned subsidiaries and active outside directors of Praxair are matched up to $15,000 per year made . The minimum match is $25. Organizations that may qualify for matching gifts include: U.S. colleges and universities, and organizations that are designated as tax exempt by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Information on matching gifts is available for employees on Airwaves. Matching gifts should be aligned with Praxair’s focused areas of giving.
Rebuilding Together provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners across the United States, and has done so for almost 25 years. Their focus is to provide repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Their impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country.
DANBURY SCHOOLS AND BUSINESS COLLABORATIVE (DSABC)
Praxair is one of 23 companies in Danbury, Connecticut that supports DSABC. Praxair volunteers commit their time, energy, creativity and resources to mentoring students and have provided more than 4,000 hours of service. Several mentors have been with the same child from elementary school through their graduation from high school.
WHITE MARTINS GREEN AND WHITE PROGRAM
White Martins’ Green and White program assists students who study at public schools located near the company’s facilities in South America. It is an offshoot of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, which the city of Rio de Janeiro hosted in 1992. Following the conference, White Martins joined the Responsible Action Program of the Brazilian Association of Chemical Companies (Abiquim) and created the Green and White Program. The main goal of the program is to encourage and sustain environmental awareness in students and teachers through guided tours of company facilities and local areas of environmental interest. These groups also visit White Martins’ industrial facilities, where they learn about the company’s Environmental Management System.
THAILAND FLOOD DISASTER RELIEF
In the wake of disastrous flooding in communities throughout Thailand in October 2011, The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand under Royal Patronage (United Way of Thailand) launched an immediate relief program to support flood victims in the country. United Way's International Donor Advised Giving (IDAG) Program and its partners in this effort, Praxair's global giving program, General Motors Foundation and OMNOVA Solutions, all provided IDAG gifts to assist communities in need of this critical assistance. With the generous help of these IDAG corporate and foundation partners, United Way of Thailand distributed relief bags containing canned food, medicine, blankets, drinking water and daily living necessities for more than 2,050 families in nine districts and provinces both in Bangkok and outside the capital city.
If you have an organization, program or activity you’d like to support, contact Praxair's global giving program at Praxair_GlobalGiving@praxair.com for more information.
Our global giving program is conducted consistent with Praxair's Standards of Business Integrity and all applicable laws. Working with United Way Worldwide, Praxair will continue to ensure that our international gifts meet this standard.