We track all customer requests for sustainable development in a global database. Our Corporate Sustainable Development Council reviews the requests and seeks our opportunities to engage with customers on these particular issues. We meet directly with customers to exchange information and ideas and find opportunities for us to further our sustainable development efforts.
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We are consistently rated among the most shareholder-friendly chemical companies by Institutional Investors magazine. We work to maintain strong financial health and corporate governance, minimize climate change risks and uncover opportunity, and support human rights. We respond to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index annual questionnaire and have been named in the top 10% of chemical companies for sustainability performance for the past 10 years. We also publish our own sustainability report and our response to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) survey each year. Explore the links below for more information.
We conduct internal surveys to understand how our employees feel about sustainable development at Praxair. Overall, the surveys show that employees believe that Praxair is well focused on safety, the environment, and social responsibility and that we have opportunity for growth in our competitive position and career development. Our functional leaders analyze their group’s results and develop action plans to address key issues.
We engage in the development and implementation of public policy to ensure that our interests as a leading industrial company and as a large employer are appropriately represented. Through industry groups and trade associations, we interact with government officials and stakeholders to educate policy makers on issues that are important to us as a company. We maintain a detailed oversight process to make sure that our activities are conducted in a legal, ethical and transparent manner. We also train our employees annually on issues related to doing business with the government, complying with anti-trust and competition laws, and the FCPA.
At Praxair, community engagement is a leadership activity. We encourage all of our sites to build strong relationships with the communities where we live and work. We partner with local government agencies and community groups to identify and meet local needs and extend our ability to help build resilient communities. We report the value of our community work annually in our sustainable development report and community engagement brochure, both available at our sustainable development reporting center.
All of our business dealings must be based on fairness, honesty, lawfulness, safety, environmental stewardship and social consciousness. As a Praxair supplier, you must also ensure compliance with our contractual agreements, Business Integrity & Ethics Policy, and supplier expectations. Learn more