Praxair part of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 13th consecutive year

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) said it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices for the 13th consecutive year, recognizing the company´s long-standing commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Praxair is the only US-based company in the chemical sector to be selected for the World DJSI for this number of consecutive years.

Praxair helps customers worldwide improve their environmental performance while minimizing its own use of environmental resources and maximizing its environmental, economic and social contributions. The company has been recognized extensively for its commitment to sustainable development and was included in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and named to Forbes´ America´s Best Employers List for 2015.

DJSI selections are based on an in-depth analysis of a company´s economic, environmental and social practices including corporate governance, risk management, innovation, environmental management and strategy, supply-chain standards, and safety and labor practices. Emphasis is also placed on industry-specific risks and opportunities.

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2014 sales of USD12.3 billion, is an industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. 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 efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others.