Technology, Safety & Sustainability Committee -
Our Board of Directors Technology, Safety & Sustainability Committee is the most senior body responsible for sustainable development at Praxair. The committee has oversight of sustainability and environmental matters, and among other duties, reviews Praxair's policies, programs and practices related to sustainability and the environment. This committee is made up of four independent, non-executive directors.
Sustainable Development Executive Steering Committee -
Our Sustainable Development Executive Steering Committee consists of the senior executive team (the Office of the Chairman), the Senior Vice Presidents of Human Resources and Communications, and the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). The committee approves corporate sustainability strategy, goals and targets, and drives functional alignment and awareness throughout our organization. The committee members are responsible for staying current with emerging issues that pertain to sustainable development.
Corporate Sustainable Development Council -
External topics and concerns raised by key stakeholders are reported to our Corporate Sustainable Development Council. The Council is responsible for creating response strategies and integrating these issues into Praxair’s determination of annual sustainable development priorities. Coordinated by the CSO, our Corporate Sustainable Development Council consists of functional executives and senior corporate directors from all corporate functions responsible for implementing our sustainable development strategy.
Business Sustainable Development Council -
Each business president chairs a sustainable development council and each function is represented. Each business unit has a dedicated sustainable development coordinator who leads the business council, arranges quarterly meetings and reports on its action plans and progress towards targets.