Selecting Priorities

sustainable development priority factors at praxair

Managing to make an impact

At Praxair, sustainable development is rooted in our core principles and policies and extends into all areas of our business. We hold ourselves accountable for the goals we set and how we reach them, and have a number of committees and councils that help improve our overall sustainable development performance.

Sustainable Development Materiality Assessment (SDMA)

DEFINING PRIORITY FACTORS

The Sustainable Development Materiality Assessment (SDMA) defines the priority sustainable development factors for Praxair. The SDMA process illustrates how stakeholder issues are met and, as appropriate, integrated into sustainability governance. Sustainable development Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), including Environmental KPIs (EKPIs), are selected based on business priorities and current and emerging internal and external considerations. 

Performance targets are developed and cross-referenced to the SDMA. The selection of KPIs and EKPIs is reviewed annually within the SDMS management review cycle. For more information on Praxair’s SDMA, please see the Key Impacts, Risks & Opportunities section of our annual Sustainable Value Report in the Reporting Center.

Determining Priority Factors

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